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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/9

PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 08:Naaman Roosevelt #18 of the Buffalo Bills signs autographs during the 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:Naaman Roosevelt #18 of the Buffalo Bills signs autographs during the 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.

Practice Notes - Day 9 -
The Buffalo Bills pass rush made a big splash today. I'll let you figure out if it was because Chris Kelsay was on the sidelines. More from Chris Brown inside...

Bills Roundup: Pass Rush Picks Up Monday -
"The Bills pass rush had their best day of camp on Monday afternoon, the injury list got a bit longer, and check out all of the top plays of the day."

Notes From Monday's Practice (Aug. 8) - WGR 550
"Here are some quick hitters from Buffalo Bills training camp practice on Monday, August 8."

Bills Training Camp
Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference -

Chan Gailey addresses the media after yesterday's practice.

Fight at Bills Camp -
Mike Catalana shows video of the first fight today.

Things I learned at Bills camp on Saturday, Aug. 6 - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I attended my third Buffalo Bills practice of the 2011 season Sunday night and have another post of observations I made about the team. Here it goes."

Inside The Bills | Fisticuffs at camp
"OL Isaiah Thompson and DE T.J. Langley were working against one another in 1-on-1 pass rush drills and had apparently had enough of one another. "

Inside The Bills | Fight #2
"Geoff Hangartner opened a hole up the middle and Tyler Thigpen ran through it. But Hangartner kept driving Dotson down and into the ground, which was not appreciated by Dotson."

Dareus Impresses at Training Camp -
"Consistently good is what Dareus has been since he reported to training camp in late July. 'He's doing it,' Bills outside linebacker Chris Kelsay said.  'He works so hard and is so far above his years in the way that he uses his hands... we're expecting a lot out of him.'"

Inside The Bills | Kelsay and Parrish update
"They both are feeling tight and instead of pushing it right now, since they get a day off tomorrow, it’ll be almost 50 hours before they go again, so we decided to give them the afternoon off and let them rest up so they can get back Wednesday."

Inside The Bills | The reason Moats is now an ILB
"The development we felt of (Danny) Batten and (Antonio) Coleman and we also got Shawne Merriman," said Gailey. "And you look at the prototypical outside backers and there are not a lot of six footers out there and we felt like his quickness and speed allowed him to be a better inside backer than outside backer."

Inside The Bills | Chan on O-line depth
"We don’t have a lot of depth right now," said Gailey of his offensive tackle position. "Ed (Wang) has played none and Cordaro (Howard) played very little last year. So we really don’t have any depth at that position. We have to develop it, and that’s what training camp is about to develop that. We’d love to have had some more time to do it, but you take what you’ve got."

Inside The Bills | Why Merriman is a team leader
"When practice was over however, Merriman approached Wang and took the time to go over pass rush tells by ends and linebackers in an effort to help Wang better anticipate what’s coming. Merriman even demonstrated a couple to Wang in slow motion. It was only a two minute exchange, but it’s clear that Merriman realizes leaders make more than themselves better, they make the team better wherever they can."

Roosevelt in thick of competition - The Buffalo News
Roosevelt is having another strong training camp, once again making the coaching staff's job more difficult with his pass catching ability and disciplined route running. "God didn't give him a lot of speed, God didn't give him a lot of size but he gets the most out of what he has," Bills coach Chan Gailey said.

Carrington doesn't look lost in space at LB - The Buffalo News
"Whether Kelsay is injured or not, or whether it's [Shawn] Merriman or Danny Batten or anybody we have is injured or not, we have to know the position," Carrington said. "That's why they're sticking us in there now."

Tempers flare at camp - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic breaks down yesterday's training camp practice.

Kelsay, Parrish sit out practice - The Buffalo News
"The number of players missing from practice has increased over the last three days. Second-year nose tackle Torell Troup left practice early Monday with what Gailey said was a hand injury. Also missing practice were Demetrius Bell, Antonio Coleman, Drayton Florence, Justin Rogers, Marcus Easley, Shawn Nelson, Kellen Heard and Kelvin Sheppard. Fatigue, Gailey said, is a factor."

Buffalo Bills' Scott Chandler relishes his opportunity | Democrat and Chronicle
"I think we're going to find out," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I think right now Scott is an unknown and he knows that, he has a lot to prove. I liked some of the stuff he did last year, especially in practice because we didn't get to see a lot of him in the games because he was new. We're hoping for big things from Scott, and I hope he's up for the challenge."

Roosevelt Making Most Of Opportunity With Bills - WGR 550
"Despite the high praises from the likes of Gailey and Fitzpatrick, there is a big numbers crunch at wide receiver this year. Stevie Johnson, Lee Evans, Roscoe Parrish and David Nelson are likely all locks to make the team. Then there are players like Donald Jones, Craig Davis, Marcus Easley, Paul Hubbard, Felton Huggins, and Kamar Aiken -- in addition to Roosevelt -- that are fighting for two to three roster spots."

Sloppy Day For Bills Offense - WGR 550
"It's always said that in training camp, the offense is a bit behind the defense in terms of chemistry and camaraderie in any given year. On Monday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills saw a day where their offense was well, offensive."

Bills hope to have plugged holes in leaky defense - Times Union
John Wawrow talks with Andra Davis about improving the run defense, a goal that Davis says is the defense's number one priority.

Roosevelt receiving praise - Bills - Niagara Gazette
"Naaman is a natural," Johnson said after a recent training camp practice at St. John Fisher College. "Like me, he’s not a blazer. But every practice, we see him getting down there, beating somebody. He’s a pure athlete. He’s a gamer."

Bills get assist from Fellowship coaches -
"The Buffalo Bills have a trio of assistant coaches that are learning more about their profession at the highest level of the game. Jamaal Fobbs, Ernest Jones, and William Inge have been named the team’s 2011 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship participants and have been assisting the Bills’ coaching staff during training camp at St. John Fisher." - Bills improve, but fail to make splash
"But free agency was a reminder that the Bills are not the Eagles, and regardless of how much salary-cap space they have to work with, no big moves were made. All you need to know about the Bills' moves in free agency is this: their second most expensive addition was the epitome of a luxury signing, adding WR-KR-QB Brad Smith. Smith is a playmaker, but far from a 'team need.'"