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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/18

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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.

Bills Roundup: 'D' Shines, Williams on Contract -
"The defense had another strong practice on Wednesday night, Kyle Williams talks about his contract situation, and check out the top plays from the final night practice of training camp."

Practice Notes - Day 14 -
"The last night practice of Buffalo’s 2011 training camp Wednesday belonged to the defense. Though the offense had a good measure of success in 7-on-7 red zone with a half dozen scoring plays, the defense had just as many pass breakups, and in 11-on-11 held the offense to a limited number of completions that stretched beyond the first down marker."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Night Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about the defense having a strong practice, the play of Alex Carrington and Danny Batten, and the injured rookies falling behind."

LB White hopes ankle is right next week -
"I want to get back out there as soon as possible," White told "This is a tough business and if I don’t practice I’m not going to make the team. They want people who play and are ready to play, so it’s definitely stressful, but it’s football and injuries occur. So I’ll have to take it day-by-day and hopefully I’ll be back out here next week practicing."

Inside The Bills | Merriman sitting
Shawne Merriman was among those sitting out practice last night. Also on that list were four drafted rookies.

Inside The Bills | Roscoe returns
"WR Roscoe Parrish is back in the fold practicing tonight." He was limited.

Big plays may require special effort - The Buffalo News
"I think it's going to be more dramatic than what people even think," DeHaven said after a recent training camp practice. "Everybody I hear is talking about how there's going to be more touchbacks because they're kicking from the 35. The thing I don't hear people talking about is how much further down the field the coverage team is going to be when you're trying to bring the ball out."

Extension talks with Williams have begun - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan gives some quick-hitters from camp last night.

Buffalo big in fantasy ranking - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo ranks near the top in the world of fantasy football. We're talking about Bills fans participating in fantasy leagues."

Kids Day vs. Jaguars - The Buffalo News
"The Bills' annual Kids Day promotion will be held Aug. 27 at the Jacksonville preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tickets for youths 14 and under are $15."

Kyle Williams wants to stay - The Buffalo News
"It means a lot to me that everybody passed on me four times but the fifth time these guys didn’t get it wrong," said Williams, a former fifth-round pick. "So I want to be here. But as far as all the contract stuff, it’s early, they’re just talking and we’ll see where it goes."

Dareus highlights night practice - The Buffalo News
"He did a great job," said coach Chan Gailey. "He was everywhere. He’s a big strong physical guy. He had a good night tonight. When he gets healthy I think he can really be something."

Ex-Buffalo Bill Aaron Maybin gets a fresh start with Jets | Democrat and Chronicle
"I didn't have a chance to open the playbook," he said with a laugh. "But I've always been pretty good at learning as I go along. We did a little bit of that today, but I'll be knee-deep in the playbook tonight."

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Donald Jones catches on | Democrat and Chronicle
"With Lee Evans no longer on the team, Donald Jones has emerged as the front-runner to be the second starting receiver opposite Stevie Johnson."

Dareus, Defense Dominates Bills Practice - WGR 550
"He's been getting better and better since I've been here," said Bills inside linebacker Nick Barnett. "He's already been a load, but the game is different when you get to the NFL. He's showing that he can play at this level."

Bills' Levitre Focused On Getting Job Back - WGR 550
"I mean, not very lightly," replied the Bills left guard. "It was my job so I'm going to make sure that I can do all that I can so that I still have that spot."

Stevie Johnson, C.J. Spiller hope to lift Bills' offense - Ben Reiter -
Ben Reiter loves Pittsford and St. John Fisher plus certain members of the team. He still thinks the Bills finish 5-11.

Bills final prime time practice |
"I spoke to the O-Line Coach today and got what I wanted to hear out of it, " Levitre told News 4 Sports. "More specific things, a couple of things I have to work on. Hopefully I can get that cleaned up by the end of preseason if not sooner."

8/17 Bills PM Practice Transcripts | WKBW
The Bills wrapped up their final night practice of training camp on Wednesday night. Below are the transcripts of interviews following the workout.

Aaron Maybin
Scott Pitoniak: Putting the Maybin draft bust into historical perspective

"As far as his place in Bills lore, you can make a strong case for him being the biggest draft day bust in franchise history. Not only couldn’t he start for a 4-12 team that opened last season with eight consecutive losses, he couldn’t even dress for five of the games despite being healthy. The aforementioned draft day blunders at least started for a few seasons before being jettisoned."

Bills bust Maybin happy to join Jets -
"Walk up to any Jets fan and mention Vernon Gholston. That ensuing scream of unmitigated horror is basically the same response Buffalo fans have when they hear Aaron Maybin."

Maybin excited about fresh start - Newsday
"Aaron Maybin knows what you're thinking. He's well aware that his name is mentioned in the same breath as the dreaded "B" word, a tag that still hovers over former Jets like Dewayne Robertson, Blair Thomas and Vernon Gholston. But he doesn't care."

Aaron Maybin arrives at Jets practice, looks to assert himself as a pass-rushing option |
"Coach Rex Ryan had brought in Maybin with a chance to bolster the pass rush and lined him up with no debriefing on the formation the defense was running. Maybin did what was expected and buzzed around Clifford’s right side, coming within an arm’s length — and a half-second — of a sack."

Maybin can't wait to face Bills - The Buffalo News
"Honestly, in this game, it's a business," he said. "And you can never be surprised or upset with anything that goes on. I'm not going to lie and say that you don't have a chip on your shoulder after something like that happens. But as far as the business goes, you can't be surprised, you can never really take things too personal."