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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/30

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

Morrison heard opportunity knocking - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo was always a team that called me from the beginning when free agency first started," Morrison said after his first practice with the Bills Monday. "They were kind of deep at linebacker. And as the numbers kind of got thin, I said, 'You know what, that's a team that I'd like to play for.' Shawne Merriman did a good job of calling me and keeping me in the loop and kind of recruiting me down here, and I'm excited I came down here."

Buffalo Bills' style appeals to Kirk Morrison | Democrat and Chronicle
"I've been a consistent player," said Morrison, the newest member of the Bills, following his first practice with the team Monday afternoon. "I've started 95 consecutive games in my career, I've never missed a game in the NFL. I study hard, I work hard, and on Sunday you can count on me to be there."

Kirk Morrison on Joining the Bills -
"The newest Bills linebacker talks about the experience he brings to the team after his first full practice in Buffalo."

Chan Gailey Monday Update -
"The Bills head coach talks about the injury situation, the addition of linebacker Kirk Morrison, and how he feels about the team at this point."

Bills Roundup: Morrison Practices, Injury Update
"The newest Bills linebacker hits the practice field, coach Gailey updates the injury situation with Brad Smith and Kyle Williams, and hear from Donald Jones as he returns to practice."

Jones returns, but may not play until opener -
"The second-year receiver confirmed that he sustained a concussion and was knocked out cold on the hit he took along the Bills sideline at Denver. When he did come around however, Jones said he had no memory loss. Still, it was his second concussion in his NFL career."

Morrison settling in with Bills -
"He’s a veteran linebacker that’s played ‘mike’ linebacker a decent amount and he’s been productive over the years," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He brings some experience, speed and hopefully some good play to our football team. It’s going to take some work to get him involved and get him acclimated, but we’ve got a little bit of time so we’ll do the best we can."

Inside The Bills | Returning players limited
"Johnny White, Donald Jones, Roscoe Parrish and Shawn Nelson were all back practicing after long layoffs, but head coach Chan Gailey said they weren’t full go."

Inside The Bills | Several players back
Several Bills players are back practicing from injury. Here’s the rundown.

Inside The Bills | Brad Smith not practicing
Here are the non-participants for Monday’s practice.

Inside The Bills | No final call on left tackle
"No," said Gailey, who praised both Demetrius Bell and Andy Levitre for their effort on Saturday night. "(Demetrius) played better," he said. "He played better in this ball game and Andy did a good job too."

Six injured players back on practice field for Bills - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills got closer to full health when six returned to practice on Monday. Back from injuries were receiver Roscoe Parrish (hamstring), linebacker Chris Kelsay (eye), receiver Donald Jones (head), running back Johnny White (head), tight end Shawn Nelson (leg) and inside linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Bills exhibition afterthoughts - The Buffalo News
"Here are some exhibition afterthoughts as the Bills begin to prepare for their final preseason game Thursday against Detroit."

Roster closer to full health - The Buffalo News
"The Bills had a bunch of injured people back at practice today as players prepare for the final push for roster spots."

ILB no worry any more - The Buffalo News
"Last week's signing of veteran Kirk Morrison gives them three experienced veterans in the middle to go with young guys Kelvin Sheppard and Chris White. Morrison, who has started 95 of 96 games, participated in his first Bills practice Monday."

Posluszny Couldn't Stay - WGR 550
"The big thing was I knew Jacksonville really, really, wanted me to be part of the team and the opportunity to play in the 4-3 again. I wanted to play middle linebacker in the 4-3 and Jacksonville wanted be to be part of the organization."

Bills Willams And Smith Not Practicing - WGR 550
Kyle Williams and Brad Smith joined David Martin, Ed Wang, Arthur Moats, Jammie Kirlew and Naaman Roosevelt on the sideline.

Buffalo Bills overlooked by Scouts Inc.'s Top 200 players list | Democrat and Chronicle
Scouts Inc. does a number on the Bills. Kyle Williams is unsurprisingly the only player in the top 200, but in the positional rankings, the Bills also get killed. - Bills 2011 preview
"Despite the lack of big names, there is some talent on the roster, as Gailey found in 2010 with gems such as Stevie Johnson and Kyle Williams. More young players need to emerge as game changers, especially C.J. Spiller and Marcell Dareus. Buffalo has the NFL's longest playoff drought, something the 92-year-old owner would like to change soon."

Nix and Gailey Must Retool Bills the Right Way |
"Give 'em credit, Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey and GM Buddy Nix are doing the best they can with what they've inherited, but by now, they probably realize retooling the Buffalo Bills is a more complicated endeavor than they'd thought it might be. They won't put it in those words, at least not publicly, but actions always speak louder than words anyway."

It was the 'Game the wouldn't end' - Olean Times Herald
"The third quarter wasn’t bad, but period No. 4 took some 67 minutes and it merely set up an overtime that didn’t end until nearly a half hour later with a 35-32 Buffalo victory."

Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy says rigged Super Bowl in book is fiction - Chicago Sun-Times
"I never have suspected or sensed a whiff of cheating in any of our Super Bowls,’’ Levy, a native Chicagoan who attended South Shore High School, told the Sun-Times last month. "It’s not about refs rigging the game. It’s about, well, what if teams have secret wires in opponents’ locker rooms? What if they listened in to other teams’ signals? What if they did illicit filming?"