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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/1

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Chatting With Chris Kelsay | NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills
"Bills OLB Chris Kelsay discusses the lockout, his take on the new uniforms unveiled last week, and how he balances life as not only a player in the NFL, but as a husband and father."

Uni Watch cheers on the Bills' new look and checks in with the NHL - ESPN
"Yes, it's true. The Buffalo Bills have scrapped their scuba suits/ Halloween costumes/ Arena League outfits/ whatever the hell they were -- easily the NFL's worst look for the past decade or so -- and have replaced them with an honest-to-Pete Rozelle football uniform. Imagine that."

NFL: Best coaches all have unique qualities - ESPN
Chan Gailey is labeled the Best innovator according to ESPN.

Former NFL player Seth McKinney pursuing seat in Texas House - Austin Market
"McKinney – who calls himself 'conservative to the core' – said he’ll run as a Republican to replace Texas state Rep. Fred Brown, a Bryan Republican who’s stepping down June 30 after nearly 13 years in the House. A special election is expected to be scheduled to fill Brown’s 14th District vacancy."

Return game has rookie additions -
"Fourth-round pick Da’Norris Searcy, fifth-round pick Johnny White and seventh-round pick Justin Rogers have all doubled as returners. Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven believes some of that return talent is pretty high quality."

Bills legend Thurman Thomas helps at charity golf event - Canandaigua, NY
"Former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas may not be the best golfer, but that didn’t stop him from helping with the Ontario Charities Classic Golf Tournament."

Local Kids, NFL Rookies Share Same Field at IMG Academies - Bradenton, FL Patch
"Marcell Dareus will eventually become a wealthy young man with a couple of pen strokes, but the 6-foot-3, 319-pound former Alabama standout defensive tackle was just like the rest of the kids Wednesday afternoon. Just hours removed an audience with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith at Sarasota’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, Dareus and several others from the NFL Draft’s Class of 2011 were participating in drills and tossing the ball around with approximately 170 youngsters from two Manatee County YMCA branches at IMG Academies."

What’s in a Name? Pro Sports Teams Say Big Bucks -
"Teams must also try to quantify the memorability of a name. This can often boil down to how short it is, what the nickname will be and whether or not it is alliterative. Good examples include the Buffalo Bills, the Washington Nationals, or Nats and Pittsburgh Penguins, or Pens."

Woman says Owens fails to pay some child support - The Buffalo News
"The mother of Terrell Owens' child says the NFL star has refused to pay the full $5,000 a month in child support he owes. Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers June 20 in an Atlanta court seeking to hold the player in contempt."

Best of NFL: AFC East teams - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham says he would have named the Bills the best throwback uniforms but they have discontinued their use as of last Friday. Instead, the Bills get best tailgating.

NT’s Kuhn among models for new Bills duds - Niagara Gazette
"At first I thought it was for the color guard because we do a lot of the color guard," he said. "When they called me originally I said, ‘Yeah, no problem. You guys need a color guard? We can help you out.’ And they said, ‘no, we just want you for the jersey unveiling.’"