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PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08:  Marcell Dareus #99 (blue) of the Buffalo Bills Rushes against Kraig Urbik #60 during Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on August 8, 2011 in Pittsford, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08: Marcell Dareus #99 (blue) of the Buffalo Bills Rushes against Kraig Urbik #60 during Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on August 8, 2011 in Pittsford, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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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.

Urbik aims to be a force for the Bills - The Buffalo News
"I'm going to go out there and prove I can be a starter for this team," Urbik said. "It's definitely going to be a good challenge. I played against the Steelers in my first [start] and then we go against the Vikings, who [had] two of the best D-tackles in the game [Pat Williams and Kevin Williams]. I've definitely had some challenges."

Bean counters seem to rule Bills' roost - The Buffalo News
"It's no shock to hear that the bean counters are making personnel decisions to save Ralph Wilson money. In retrospect, it's even more outlandish to think Wilson was ready to spend big bucks on a new head coach two years ago."

Bills-Lions preseason game to be blacked out -
"WKBW-Channel 7 in Buffalo will air the game on Friday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m., WTVH-Channel 5 in Syracuse will air the game on Friday at 8:00 p.m., WHAM-Channel 13 in Rochester will air the game on Friday at 8:00 p.m."

Bills release LB Jefferson -
"The undrafted rookie out of Georgia Tech had the deck stacked against him as he ran primarily with the third team defense at inside linebacker."

Kelvin Sheppard on Making His NFL Debut -
The Bills rookie is excited to make his debut this Thursday night.

Chan Gailey Tuesday Update -
The Bills head coach talks to the media Tuesday about injuries, the Lions game, and more.

Inside The Bills | Brad Smith won’t play QB Thurs.
"Brad (Smith) we’re going to try to get him back as soon as we can," said head coach Chan Gailey in reference to Smith’s foot injury. "We probably will not play him in this game at the Wildcat anyway. If we play him it’ll probably just be at receiver in this game."

Inside The Bills | Jones, Parrish unlikely to play
"We probably will not play Roscoe or Donald Jones in this game," said head coach Chan Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Starting LT named this weekend
"It’ll be after this game," said Gailey. "We want to practice the way we’re going to play the whole practice time (leading up to Kansas City)." Gailey said they’ll take a similar approach to the #2 WR job.

Inside The Bills | Merriman to play Thursday
"He’s going to play," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He needs to play. He hasn’t played in a couple of years. He wants to play. He seems to be physically fit, if he wasn’t we wouldn’t put him out there. We’re going to let him go try a few plays."

Inside The Bills | Troup cast off by opener?
"All the swelling is down," said Troup who broke a bone in the middle of his hand early in training camp. "The temporary cast I’ve been wearing is too big for my hand now. I’m hoping I get the go ahead to play without it before we head to Kansas City." news: Bills not quite ready to roam with contenders
"Get the writer picks, games to watch and player on the hot seat for the Bills in the 2011 season preview."

Merriman due for playing time versus Lions - The Buffalo News
"Linebacker Shawne Merriman (groin) is expected to play Thursday after missing the last two preseason games. Merriman played well in the preseason opener against Chicago, and the Bills want to get him more action before the regular season."

No love at all for Fitz - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick is the 32nd best quarterback in the NFL, according to a Scouts Inc. rating on That's No. 32 in a 32-team league." He's behind Tim Tebow, Jon Kitna, and Shaun Hill for crying out loud.

King optimistic on Bills - The Buffalo News
"The Sports Illustrated NFL preview is out, and senior writer Peter King forecasts a 7-9 finish for the Bills. I think Bills fans probably would take that without too much thought right now."

Alex Carrington learning linebacker role with Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"They didn't tell me anything about it beforehand, they just told me I was going to move to 'backer the next day and I had to roll with it," said Carrington, a third-round draft pick in 2010 out of Arkansas State who the Bills believe can make a real impact this season in sub packages.

Bills Morrison Doesn't Know How He'll Fit - WGR 550
"If you're a linebacker, the first thing you want to know if who's in front of you. Talking to Shawne he said, it's myself, Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Chris Kelsay up front. We're going to keep you clean. We're going to keep you free. "

Bills Tuesday Transcripts | WKBW News 7
"Here are the transcripts for interviews conducted following the Bills practice on Tuesday."

Bills WR Felton Huggins out with concussion - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Buffalo Bills receiver Felton Huggins(notes) is out indefinitely after sustaining a concussion. Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Tuesday, a day after Huggins was hurt. His injury further depletes the Bills group of receivers for the team’s final preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday."

Bills WR Parrish eager to build off last season - Yahoo! Sports
“Man, I’m very confident,” Parrish said. “Last year was a privilege. I was able to play wide receiver and show some of my skills.”

Book Excerpt: Marv Levy’s ‘Between the Lies’ - Chicago Sun-Times
"Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, who took the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls — and lost four consecutive times — has written a novel called Between the Lies , in which the Super Bowl is rigged. This week, the Sun-Times will run excerpts of the book. Today, Chapter 25 is featured."