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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/7

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

Bills camp hosts vow to give it old college try - The Buffalo News
"Officials at St. John Fisher College insist they are not sweating -- yet -- over the potential disruption of Buffalo Bills training camp. Harrison said the college could get camp up and running on relatively short notice. He said the college has not imposed a deadline on when it must get definitive word from the Bills."

Fitzpatrick out to prove Buffalo's search for a franchise QB is over - Football
"Yes, his infamous beard - which led to the endearing nickname the 'Amish Rifle' - was a little less scraggly. He appeared to be noticeably stronger after hitting the weights hard in his Arizona hometown. But above all else, it was crystal clear that the usually reserved Fitzpatrick is willing and ready to take the next step as the unquestioned leader of the Buffalo Bills. "

Consistent presence first step for TE Nelson -
"The 2010 season was a lost year for Bills tight end Shawn Nelson. A four-game suspension, followed by groin surgery in mid-September and a late season bout with migraines saw Nelson appear in just five games for the Bills last year. Heading into 2011 Nelson has significant ground to make up in what is shaping up to be a very short offseason."

Schneiderman opens NFL lockout probe - The Buffalo News
"Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman appears to be the first attorney general from any state to wade into the dispute between NFL owners and players. He says he's acting on behalf of New York's many businesses and workers whose incomes are threatened by the loss of games and the idling of upstate training camps conducted by the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and New York Jets."

NFL players to assist at Edwards' camp - Billings Gazette
"Edwards, who grew up in Columbus and is a starting defensive end with the Buffalo Bills, has already reached his camp's capacity of 300 kids in grades five through eight."

Fabric of the game does big business - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Of particular interest to AFC East fans might be the jersey Bills receiver Stevie Johnson wore when he scored three touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals. He lifted that jersey to expose his 'Why so serious?' T-shirt underneath. The jersey Lee Evans wore when he caught three touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens is for sale, too."

Prison imposed for theft from Kelly - The Buffalo News
"Sapp, 36, formerly of Seneca Street, was sentenced Tuesday to two to four years in prison for the theft at about 4 a. m. Aug. 12, 2009, of a briefcase that Kelly had left in his unlocked car outside his Town of Aurora home. The case contained Kelly’s sports rings and other memorabilia."

NFL Free Agency: Should The Arizona Cardinals Target Paul Posluszny? - Revenge of the Birds
"How would he fit in a Cardinals uniform across from a guy like Daryl Washington?"

2011 NFL Free Agency Primer: AFC East Release Candidates - Niners Nation
Lee Evans, Chris Kelsay, and Aaron Maybin get a look as possible release candidates.

NFL's Jonathan Stewart teaches more than just football at his Lacey camp - The Olympian
Jairus Byrd was among the handful of players to help his old Oregon teammate with his football camp.