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Game Day Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/1

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DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 02:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on September 2 2010 in Detroit Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 02: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on September 2 2010 in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Bills-Lions game preview -
"Thursday will mark the 10th straight year that the Bills have met up with the Detroit Lions in the preseason. It’s the 31st time that the two clubs have squared off prior to the regular season. Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm."

Five players to watch -
Antonio Coleman, Kirk Morrison, Shawn Nelson, Justin Rogers, and Kelvin Sheppard make the list for tonight's game.

Bills Focus: Last Chance to Impress -
"Thursday night will be the final chance for several players to make one last impression on the coaching staff in hopes of making the opening day roster, while others are looking forward to their first action of the preseason."

Inside The Bills | Hairston to play LT Thurs.
"He played left tackle in college so he had a comfort level at left tackle," said Gailey in reference to Hairston playing on the right and left side last Saturday. "I think it’s worked out well for him to be able to play both. The way we sit right now he needs to know both so it helps us from a depth perspective as well. We’ll keep him at left this week just so he can hone in on that for an extended period of time and see how he does."

Inside The Bills | CB Williams update
"Williams, who has experience in the slot from his college days at Texas, is expected to get his fair share of snaps there Thursday night against the Lions in the preseason finale. "

Roster hopefuls get final audition - The Buffalo News
"Wide receiver and offensive line are two positions to watch for the Buffalo Bills in tonight's preseason finale, as the final jockeying for positions on the roster takes place."

Players get opportunity to make Buffalo Bills' final roster | Democrat and Chronicle
"This is the game where they've got to make their final statement," Gailey said. "There are a lot of them who are sitting there, and we're trying to make decisions. We all need to see exactly what we have from those guys that are not the starters right now."

Bills not taking last preseason tuneup for granted - Yahoo! Sports
"I feel good about where we are," Gailey said, before adding a few words of caution. "We don’t need to cancel practice."

Preaseason AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a Riser, but so is Chad Henne - which completely makes this worthless.

Bills Hangartner Not Thinking About Cuts - WGR 550
When I asked the veteran if he feared being cut he gave me a look like, "What are you talking about?" The center actually said, "I'm not worried about that, that's not something you can think about in this business, I mean if it happens, it happens, but I haven't put any thought to that."

Offense looks to carry confidence into season - YNN
"They have some underlying confidence in what they can do and where they can be," said head coach Chan Gailey. "Even though we hadn’t done as well as we liked, I think they believe in themselves and I think they came out here not with anything special or different, but with that confidence renewed a little bit."

Two sellouts announced; contract talks start with Parrish - The Buffalo News
"The Bills have approached receiver Roscoe Parrish about a contract extension, a league source tells The News."

Inside The Bills | Fitz to have radio show
"Ryan Fitzpatrick will have a radio show on 97 Rock this season. It starts next Friday (Sept 9th) at 7:45 am on Norton in the Morning."

Kelly to be 'face' of Time Warner ads - Business First
"Expect to see a lot of Jim Kelly this fall. Time Warner Cable has struck a deal with Kelly and the Buffalo Bills to use the Hall of Fame quarterback as its "ambassador" for the 2011-2012 TV and sports season."

Jackson gets M&T deal - The Buffalo News
"Jackson has agreed to be the face of M&T Bank advertising in Western New York in an agreement the bank is announcing today. Jackson is the spokesman for Buffalo Bills checking with the bank and will be featured in the bank's advertising campaign throughout the football season."

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, receivers enjoyed summer bonding –
"Wide receiver Stevie Johnson describes the time he and eight Buffalo Bills teammates spent at the home of Ryan Fitzpatrick during the lockout as "one cool week." The quarterback's then-pregnant wife, Liza, might choose more biting words to describe the male bonding that occurred in April in Gilbert, Ariz."

Brian Brohm lands in the UFL | ProFootballTalk
"The guy that once was supposed to challenge Aaron Rodgers to start will instead challenge for a job with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives. Brian Brohm was signed by Jim Fassel’s squad."