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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/25

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 sign WR Martin -
"Ruvell is a guy that’s been around and I think he’ll pick up the system quickly and we’ll see what he can do," said head coach Chan Gailey. "It’s tough to come in this late, but he’s a seasoned guy and he’ll handle it well."

Bills agree to 1-year deal with LB Kirk Morrison - Yahoo! Sports
"He’s fired up," Tollner said. "He’s been working out for quite a while and has had several offers from other teams. He’s excited to be going to Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Dareus hoping to play Sat.
"I got kicked in my calf and they said I bruised a muscle and they didn’t want to take a risk, so they sent me out of practice and I got some treatment," Dareus said. "We were stretching it out trying to get it back well."

Led by owner, Buffalo's now a hockey town - The Buffalo News
"See, that's what separates Terry Pegula from Ralph Wilson, and that's why the attitude toward the Sabres and Bills has taken such a dramatic turn. In the past seven months, Buffalo transformed into a hockey town with a football team for one reason among all others: ownership."

Bills Dareus Could Be Injured - WGR 550
Gailey said, "We'll let the starters go until the first series of the third quarter. When you look at it, we just have to get in the end zone. We're moving the ball. We just need to get in the end zone. That's the thing we haven't done. We move the ball down and sputtered out in the red zone, and that's what you can't do. You can't accept three points when you need to get seven points in this league."

Martin and Gailey on New Addition to the Team -
Chan Gailey and Ruvell Martin talk about the latter's addition to the Bills.

Bills sign Morrison to a 1-year deal - The Buffalo News
"The signing of Morrison is also an indication that Reggie Torbor might be out of the lineup for a while. Torbor hasn't practiced the last two days and the Bills might be bringing in Morrison as insurance."

Bills sign Kirk Morrison | ProFootballTalk
"It’s surprising how long it took for Morrison to sign. We noted two weeks ago that Morrison was the only one of our Top 80 free agents in the NFL who hadn’t yet signed a contract, and we never would have guessed it would have been August 24 before Morrison finally came to terms with an NFL team."

Broncos' Rahim Moore fined $20,000 for hit on Bills' Donald Jones - The Denver Post
"Rahim Moore's ferocious hit on a Buffalo wide receiver in a preseason game last weekend will cost the Broncos' rookie $20,000." Check out the Bills' reaction in the photo.

Rahim Moore fined $20,000 for knocking out Donald Jones | ProFootballTalk
"The good news for Moore is that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement protects players from fines of more than 25 percent of their weekly base salary, which means his fine will likely be reduced to 25 percent of his weekly pay of $22,058.82, or $5,514.71."

Buffalo Bill's Jairus Byrd ready to show growth | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sometimes I was in the deep middle playing center field. Sometimes I could be playing half field like I did most of my first year, or I could be blitzing, covering a tight end, zone dropping the box. There was a ton of different things I had to do. That was the biggest difference."

Spiller takes Jackson's vent in stride - The Buffalo News
"Who wouldn't want to be a No. 1 back? The big thing is that everyone is making a big deal about it," Spiller said. "The thing about me and Fred is that we're pushing each other to get better. ... Whoever they go with, the other person has to be right there helping make sure he gets his job done."

Inside The Bills | LB White out for Sat.
"Bills rookie LB Chris White is still nursing an ankle injury. He tried to do a little work in practice Wednesday, but was extremely limited with what he could do. As a result he’s not going to be suiting up for Saturday’s game."

Inside The Bills | Non-participants
"Here’s the rundown of players not practicing Wednesday."

Inside The Bills | McGee, Davis, Nelson back
Terrence McGee, David Nelson and Craig Davis are back practicing, which enhances their chances of playing on Saturday against Jacksonville in the preseason home opener.

Bills Lindell Knows Kickoffs Are Whole New Ballgame - WGR 550
Lindell doesn't kick every day in training camp and before the season. He has a program he follows, "We're tailing it down a little bit getting used to the in season work. I take two days after the game and two days before and that really helped last year and my legs really felt good at the end of the year. That was huge for me."

Bills veterans want to see improvement - YNN
"I don't question the commitment of anything here. I know everyone's on the same page. Everyone wants to win. Everyone's tired of losing. I know it's time to get things turned around. I know there's a lot of guys just tired of the situation - going home in January," said Florence.

Inside The Bills | Kelsay has eye surgery
"I had a hole in my retina so I wanted to get that corrected and have some laser surgery done on it," Kelsay told "I just wanted to do a few tests on my head. It wasn’t too bad. They just did a quick laser procedure, it literally took like 10 minutes. I’m just limited to contact for a couple of days."

Bell ready to make last stand -
"I’m not where I want to be, but I’m getting there so I’ve just got to keep working toward it," said Bell. "Keep working on my run blocking, my pass blocking and working on my technique."