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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/4

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 anchor right guard -
"I feel very at home on the right side at right guard," he said. "I think we’ve got a very good chance of being a very good O-line. We’ve got big enough bodies and we’re tough enough inside to open some holes in the run game. Hopefully we’ll improve in our run game this year, but we can be a really good O-line."

Defensive formation: Draft picks, signees increase depth for Bills - The Buffalo News
"More familiarity. More competition. More talent. Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards feels a lot better about his defense today than he did a year ago, when he was installing a new defensive scheme to a new cast of players."

Merriman among players smart to sign before the lockout | ProFootballTalk
"1. Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract in January. That deal looked shaky at the time for Buffalo, and it looks even worse when decent starters that have stayed healthy are getting less in free agency."

The Good Point - Tyler Thigpen and Buffalo's Quarterback Carousal
"The Buffalo Bills depth chart has seen a lot of quarterbacks over the years. Quite often it is the backup that ends up in the spotlight. Is that the case with Tyler Thigpen?"

Inside The Bills | Day off means massages
"A handful admitted that they had scheduled body massages to work out the kinks and the soreness that had built up over the first few days, especially with their bodies not having any of that kind of contact during the spring."

Inside The Bills | Debut of Barnett, Smith, Thigpen
"Obviously I’m looking forward to that," said head coach Chan Gailey. "I think our whole team is looking forward to getting everyone on the field and allowing us to have a full complement of players. There are quite a few from that group that we expect to be on the field next year."

Wilson excited to be back on field - MPNnow
"It was a long process, but my mentality was to take it one day at a time," Wilson said after Tuesday’s training camp practice at St. John Fisher. "I wanted to keep everyone on the same page and just try to get the information out to them in a timely matter."

Fitzpatrick ready for a repeat - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"This off-season has been interesting," said Fitzpatrick. "It completely gives me a leg up and gives our offense a leg up. From day one, we’re able to work together. Not only with the timing, but the communication. That stuff is so important and kind of gets overlooked."

Second-round pick Aaron Williams adds depth, size to Bills’ secondary - Tonawanda News
"He’s come in and he’s gotten into the mix here with first team," defensive coordinator George Edwards said. "With all the things that are happening as far as the rules, who can practice, who can’t practice, he’s done a great job of picking up what we’re asking him to pick up."

Dave Wannstedt finds warm welcome with Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"As long as we continue to not try to do everything, taking a small section of the 3-4 and a small section of the 4-3 and working those things and getting really good at it, it's good and it can be done," he said. "The key to defense is not making mistakes, being aggressive, and giving your players chances to make plays."

Wilson gift to aid expansion at the Hall - The Buffalo News
"The new center will provide more space for the Hall's collections and a climate-controlled environment to preserve artifacts. The center will include a research library and archives, a video conferencing lab designed to connect schools and students from around the country to the educational assets of the Hall of Fame, including live interaction with Hall of Fame members; a rare books room and a researcher's reading room."

AFC East post-lockout grades - ESPN
"Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. graded each AFC team on how much it improved after the NFL lockout ended in this ESPN Insider piece." The Bills get a D+.

10 games that have gotten a lot more interesting | ProFootballTalk
When the Jets come to Buffalo on November 6th, Brad Smith's first shot at his old team makes the list.