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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/8

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 8 -
The Buffalo Bills ended practice with full-contact goal line work, and it's the highlight of Chris Brown's recap.

Bills Roundup: Sun. Goal Line Work and Highlights -
"The Bills got their first taste of goal line work on Sunday, get an injury update from coach Gailey on Drayton Florence, plus check out the top plays from practice."

As Jets chased Nnamdi, Brad Smith decided not to wait | ProFootballTalk
"Smith told King he has no regrets about leaving a team with Super Bowl dreams. 'Not at all,' Smith said.  'And I saw what happened with them not re-signing Jerricho [Cotchery], Shaun [Ellis] and Braylon [Edwards]. Things were changing there. And here, this might be a Super Bowl team too.'

Training Camp Updates
Chan Gailey Sunday Press Conference -

Chan Gailey gives his thoughts on Sunday's practice as well as updates a few injuries.

Wood feeling comfortable as Buffalo’s center - Henrietta Post
"We’ve got a lot of guys with starting experience," Wood said. "For the first time since I’ve been here, we’ve got five guys that all started for us the previous year coming back. And we’ve got a lot of backups that have started for us."

Inside The Bills | Non-participants
Here are Sunday’s non-participants at practice.

Inside The Bills | Bell injury update
"He strained his shoulder," said Gailey. "They said it’d be a couple of days and probably he’ll be back. They don’t think it’s anything long term or bad. It’s just a strain."

Inside The Bills | Flo to miss 1st preseason game?
"He got a sprained ankle when he got down here in the end zone on a catch," said Gailey. "He’ll be out... I don’t know, four days, six days. Every guys is different when it comes to those."

Inside The Bills | OL Howard’s outlook
"Howard admits he’s not all the way back yet. He still has to build up the strength and endurance in his surgically repaired shoulder. That why his reps won’t be what they are for the other linemen. And while Howard is practicing he’ll also still have to continue doing exercises to get the shoulder back right."

Bills' rookies learning on the fly - The Buffalo News
"So without the advantage of an offseason's worth of training, first-year players are receiving huge doses of the speed and intricacies of the pro game in training camp, making an already complicated transition all the more overwhelming."

Bills' Florence will miss preseason opener - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic's news and notes column from camp.

Buffalo Bills' Aaron Maybin could be battling for roster spot | Democrat and Chronicle
"Two years ago, Aaron Maybin was a highly touted first-round pick who hadn't yet arrived to Bills training camp, holding out for more money. After two disappointing seasons, Maybin might be trying to hold on to one of Buffalo's final roster spots."

Bills Get To Some Live Football - WGR 550
Chan Gailey enjoyed what he saw. "I thought it was pretty intense for the first live action, guys acted like they wanted to hit and you'd better act like that in this league." Some things did stand out to Gailey. "I thought the penetration on the edges of our defense was good. After the first play they really dominated the edges."

Bills Lose Bell, Parrish And Florence; Merriman Returns - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton updates the injury situation with the Bills.

Training camp Billboard: Wang moves up - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic's rundown of camp practice.

Williams excited for rookie season - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I have high standards, so I am not used to getting beat this much," Williams said. "Everybody is good out here, once you have problems you need to go back to basics to see what you did wrong. You have to have short-term memory."

Fitz Gives the Bills Hope - Believe it or Not |
"There were several things that 'hit' me while watching the Bills latest night practice at St. John Fisher College, and the first thing is the obvious thing; Ryan Fitzpatrick is 'The Guy' and he seems to be enjoying that as much as a Harvard win over Yale."