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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/10

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

Rookies take detours on their way to riches - The Buffalo News
"Times are tough if you are a recently drafted rookie in the NFL. Normally it's a nice honor, especially if you are selected within the first three rounds of the draft. But 2011 is different. The new guys coming into pro football haven't been paid a dime by their new teams. It's shutdown time."

Kids, NFL stars have fun at Edwards' camp - Billings Gazette
"On Day 120 of the NFL lockout, Dwan Edwards was out on Wendy’s Field at Daylis Stadium enjoying a sunny Saturday of football fun. The 30-year-old starting defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, who grew up in Columbus, was conducting his free Dwan Edwards Elite Football Camp for the fourth year — and was surrounded by hundreds of youngsters and assisted by several NFL standouts."

Bruce Smith's son commits to Tech | Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Virginia Tech's football team received a commitment Saturday from defensive tackle Alston Smith, the son of Tech legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith."

Time to pay college athletes? Buzz building toward changes - Connecticut Post
Marcus Easley is among former college athletes that feel they were deprived of something when the school was making money off their jersey. "When guys buy a jersey, even if there's no name on it, everyone knows whose jersey it is. Why not compensate that player?" Easley said.

Dove's 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Offensive Tackles - Mocking The Draft
A quick look at 2012's offensive tackles and where they rank now.

Dove's 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Tight Ends - Mocking The Draft
Could the Bills draft a tight end in 2012? Check out these rankings.