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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/26

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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.

Statement from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. -
"To our fans, I say thank you for your patience and your understanding during these past four months. So with this great news today, it is time for all of us to focus on the 2011 season and look ahead to Training Camp. I’m excited about the direction our team is heading as we enter the upcoming season and I know our players and fans share in that excitement."

Posluszny ready for interesting week - The Buffalo News
"I'm excited and nervous," Posluszny said. "I'm excited to know that we're playing football. I'm a little nervous to know that I don't have a team right now. I've always said I want to be back with the Bills. With free agency, I'm going to have to see what my true market value is and see what teams are interested and go from there. I'm a little nervous about that because I'd rather have it set in stone and know I'm reporting to camp on this date in this town."

Bills excited to get back to football -
"We’re excited to start preparing on the field for the 2011 season," said Bills CEO Russ Brandon. "We’ve been working hard as an organization throughout the process, but we’re looking forward to training camp at St. John Fisher to get the season underway."

Inside The Bills | Playbook won’t be reduced
"No, we won’t scale back the playbook," said Gailey. "We’ll scale back the speed of installation."

Inside The Bills | Coaches have to find balance
"What we will try to do is give the rookies as much extra time as we possibly can without holding back the veterans," said Gailey. "So that’s a fine line we’re going to have to walk as we go into preparation for training camp and the season."

Bills will reimburse employees on pay - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills will reimburse their employees for 100 percent of the back pay that they lost during the five-month NFL lockout, a team source told The News. Like numeorus teams, the Bills had cut pay for all employees at One Bills Drive on a percentage basis, up to 25 percent. "

Players to report to camp Friday - The Buffalo News
"Barring a change in plan, look for the Bills' first practice open to the public on Saturday. The Bills are expected to release their camp schedule soon. Players can start reporting to One Bills Drive at 10 a.m. Tuesday to meet with coaches, get a physical and do conditioning work."

Dareus in line for about $22M - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Marcell Dareus figures to score a contract worth about $22 million over the first four years under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement in the NFL."

Bills player reps have a field day - The Buffalo News
"We're looking forward to this season," said safety George Wilson, the Bills' lead player representative with the NFL Players Association. "We were able to get the proposal over the weekend, look it over, have questions and discussions and make an informed decision today. It wasn't a hard decision as far as whether it was a good deal or a bad deal."

With NFL lockout over, Buffalo Bills eager to open camp | Democrat and Chronicle
"The NFL lockout is over and the Bills will be reporting to training camp at St. John Fisher on Friday."

AFC East free-agency breakdown - ESPN AFC East Blog
Here's what the Bills need to do during free agency. I really disagree that Chris Hairston will ever play LT, though.

Bills back-to-work FYI - ESPN AFC East Blog
Tim Graham's ghost files this report on what the Bills need to do in order to be ready for the 2011 season.

Bills Free Agency Primer - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia breaks down the Buffalo Bills free agency needs and who might fit.

Lightning-sparked fire hits home of former Bills player - The Buffalo News
"Lightning struck the Orchard Park home of former Buffalo Bills tackle Jason Peters on Monday morning, sparking a destructive fire and topping the damage list on a wild weather day. Neighbors said the home has been unoccupied since Peters left the Bills before the 2009 season."

Buffalo native Domonic Cook to sign with Bills - Niagara Gazette
"Domonic Cook, the St. Joe’s graduate who became a four-year starter in the defensive backfield at UB, confirmed via text message Monday night that he will be signing with the Bills on Tuesday."

Bills' fullback Corey McIntyre ready to go back to work -
"To tell you the truth, I tried not to pay attention," McIntyre said. "It kept going on so long. I haven't even talked to (Bills player representative George Wilson). He's had enough to worry about, so I didn't want to bother him. I'll wait to hear from my agent."

Taua to sign with Bills - Lompoc Record
"On Monday morning, after the players voted to accept the owners’ offer, Nevada graduate Vai Taua received a call from the Buffalo Bills. In a whirlwind of phone calls, Taua accepted a contract to join the Bills."

Stratford's Easley happy for end of lockout - Connecticut Post
"It's been a long wait for me," said the Bunnell High graduate on Monday afternoon shortly after NFL players voted in favor of a new 10-year labor deal with ownership. "I'm glad the owners and the players reached an agreement."

Night Of Champions | WKBW News 7
"Former Bills like Al Bemiller, Lou Piccone, Booker Edgerson, and Ed Rutkowski met inner city kids from the Butler Mitchell Boys and Girls Club with the goal of sending 50 deserving youngsters to a YMCA camp in Wyoming County"