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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/29

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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 trim six from roster -
"Hubbard is the only player that was not a 2011 undrafted rookie. A former sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns (2008), Hubbard was on Buffalo’s practice squad last season. He was called up to the active roster late last year when injuries depleted the team’s receiving corps."

Easley beginning to blossom -
"It took a bunch of injuries at the receiver position for it to happen, but thrust into the number two receiving role, Marcus Easley is beginning to show just what he can provide to Buffalo’s passing attack after a five-catch performance for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Bills comeback overtime win over Jacksonville over the weekend."

Inside The Bills | The Dareus dance
"I like to dance," he said. "Me, my mom and my brothers and sisters dance all throughout the day when we are cleaning up or something. It gives us something to do."

Brandon calls Williams deal a 'huge event' - The Buffalo News
"This guy was a fifth rounder that is all about production, and that's why it's a huge event for us," Bills GM Buddy Nix said. "To have him and know that he can finish out his career as a Bill. He does and he exemplifies what we're looking for in a player. Everything he does is wide open. He's a good leader, not a 'rah-rah' guy, but when he talks people listen."

Easley makes his case - The Buffalo News
"Inconsequential preseason games aren't enough to reveal everything about Marcus Easley. Questions remain unanswered, but the play of the second-year wide receiver is coming together. Patterns are starting to materialize and Easley's body of work, although limited, should awaken optimism about his potential."

Any win is big for the Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"A victory always is better than a loss - even in a meaningless NFL practice game. The Buffalo Bills outlasted the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-32 in overtime Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. If the players didn't need a morale boost, the team's fans certainly did. Mission accomplished."

Scott Pitoniak: Some signs of life from the Bills offense
Pitoniak writes about the Bills' blossoming offense and chides the NFL for blacking out games in publicly-funded stadiums.

What we learned: Mega-edition from Saturday night | ProFootballTalk
"2. Buffalo’s starters outplayed Jacksonville’s starters. Ryan Fitzpatrick was very sharp (11-for-12, 165 yards and two scores) while racking up 17 first half points. 3. Bills running back Fred Jackson started and showed why he should remain the starter for Week One. We’d be shocked if C.J. Spiller played more than Jackson early in the year. 4. With Donald Jones out, Bills receiver Marcus Easley made a strong big for significant playing time."

Bills fans find new parking rules offensive - The Buffalo News
Fan reactions to the new parking rules in stadium lots 2 and 3 were generally negative. Many of those fans didn't know about the parking changes. They must not read Buffalo Rumblings. For shame.

Around the NFL
Jaguars vs. Bills Roundup - Big Cat Country

One fan said Ryan Fitzpatrick was better than Matt Ryan. That's what's happening over at Big Cat Country, SB Nation's Jaguars blog.

Jacksonville Jaguars Roundup - Big Cat Country
Jaguars writers are pretty down on their team after the loss to the Bills. Check it out.

Del Rio inspires an ill friend - The Buffalo News
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio visited ailing Buffalo News writer Allen Wilson at Roswell Park Cancer Institute before the game against the Bills. Not really Bills-related, but worth noting.