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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/7

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

Practice Notes - Day 7 -
Stevie Johnson and David Nelson had great days at receiver yesterday. Chris Brown recaps the rest of practice and the injury concerns.

Bills Roundup: Nelson Returns, Saturday Highlights -
Chris Brown's video recap of last night's practice and yesterday's morning walk-through.

Maybin out to prove his worth - The Buffalo News
"Disappointing," Maybin said about his first two seasons with the Bills. "That's all I have to say: Disappointing. But it's behind me and I'm looking forward now. I don't spend too much time in interviews talking about the past two years and I don't spend too much time thinking about the past two years."

Training Camp News
Chan Gailey Saturday Night Press Conference -

The Bills head coach goes through practice, talks about the right side of the OL, and much more.

Inside The Bills | Who Stevie is reminding me of
"In the 1998 training camp at Fredonia, there was a wide receiver entering his third year in the league and had done virtually nothing in the league at the position. But that summer it was evident that he was going to change that in a hurry. Former first-round pick Eric Moulds was literally unstoppable in camp practices making big plays each and every practice session."

Buffalo Bills training camp: Brad Smith gets work at QB - NFL - Sporting News
"Buffalo Bills fans finally got a look at the team’s biggest free-agent signing of the offseason Thursday night when Brad Smith participated in his first practice. Smith lined up at quarterback in individual and 7-on-7 work."

Bills "Wolfpack" has new look |
An update on the Bills' offensive line, featuring a talk with new right guard Kraig Urbik.

Inside The Bills | Gailey still sees rust
"With all of the season’s preparations crammed into training camp and the preseason coaches have to do a whole lot more in a lot less time and that’s passed on to the players workload as well. So it’s not surprising that they feel like they’re still playing catch up. I’d imagine every NFL club feels that way right now."

Inside The Bills | Right side of O-line review
"(Chad) Rinehart is going to work over there some and if (Chris) Hairston continues to get better every day it’s going to be a fight on that side of the line over there," he said.

Inside The Bills | WR Nelson, TE Martin back
"WR David Nelson and TE David Martin returned from injuries and are participating in the early stages of practice."

Inside The Bills | WR Jones out
Here's a list of the players who were out of practice yesterday.

Inside The Bills | Aaron Williams leaves early
"He was walking fine on his way to the locker room as he was escorted by an athletic trainer. We’ll try to get an update on his condition after practice."

Inside The Bills | WR Nelson to be okay in time
"I spent yesterday doing a lot of tests," said Nelson. "We went back to Buffalo and did pretty much every test imaginable and we figured out what it was. I definitely didn’t feel 100 percent out there today. We had to slow down a little bit, but at the same time I’m back out there and it’s going to gradually get back to 100 percent. Today was a step in the right direction."

Inside The Bills | Aaron Williams injury update
"Aaron hurt his hand and they were going to take him in and tell me tonight or tomorrow morning exactly where he was," said Gailey.

Merriman has leg soreness - The Buffalo News
"The Bills practiced in full pads for the first time in training camp. ... WR David Nelson, who returned to practice after experiencing breathing issues, made the play of the day when he bobbled a pass between two defenders before hauling it in. ... CB Terrence McGee blew up a play on a corner blitz in 11-on-11 drills. ... QB Levi Brown had a nice TD strike to TE Mike Caussin"

Buffalo Bills rookie Michael Jasper a plus-size Refrigerator Perry | Democrat and Chronicle
"Rookie Michael Jasper weighs nearly 400 pounds, but the Bills decided he was worth a seventh-round gamble."

Week 1 Camp Thoughts | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"One week of camp is just about in the books, and here are my thoughts about our beloved Buffalo Bills:"

Bills Williams Leaves Practice. Merriman Misses A Second Day - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton's daily rundown of the goings-on at camp.

More Bills Links
Spiller eager to bounce back in 2nd year -

"Fast as C.J. Spiller might be, it turns out there's some things the Buffalo Bills running back learned he can't outrun. For starters, there were the preposterously high expectations he had entering his rookie season last year. As a first-round pick, Spiller truly believed he wouldn't miss a beat at the NFL level in matching the prolific production he enjoyed at Clemson."

White signs up for fatherhood - The Buffalo News
"We talk about believing in being a winner and expecting to win instead of hoping to win," he said. "We just hope that these guys continue to believe in themselves because I do believe we have a chance to be a good football team. They have to believe it and go play that way."

Bills' march to progress may travel winding road - The Buffalo News
"Stop whining and pay attention. Between Sept. 25 and Dec. 11 the Bills play seven games against teams that are serious contenders for the Super Bowl. We'll find out how much backbone this team has grown in the Chan Gailey era."

Inside The Bills | CB Cook to I-R
"Cook, who was waived/injured earlier this week cleared waivers. That means he reverts back to Buffalo’s roster where he has been placed on injured reserve. The U.B. cornerback will rehab his knee injury that he suffered on just the third day of camp practices, but is not eligible to return to the Bills in any active capacity this season."

Johnny White's wild ride -
The week that NFL players could report to work was the same week Bills fifth-round pick Johnny White’s girlfriend Margaret Batts was due with their first child. White reported to One Bills Drive to get his playbook the Tuesday before training camp and meet with coaches while his agent negotiated his rookie contract with Buffalo. By the end of the week White’s contract was just about finished. The only problem was so was his girlfriend’s pregnancy. On Friday morning White got the call from back in Asheville, North Carolina.