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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/4

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Corner, Hangartner, S. Nelson, Roosevelt headline cuts -
"Every decision today is a difficult decision," said head coach Chan Gailey. "There are no easy decisions. It involves their life, their profession, their goals and their dreams and that’s the hardest day of the year for me. But you make decisions for a lot of different reasons."

Chan Gailey Talks Roster Cuts -
The head coach talks about some of the players he cut, then indicates who might be back on the practice squad.

Bills' Batten breathing much easier now -
"Probably the most stressful time of my life to be honest with you," said Batten. "I was real nervous. I went out to practice (Saturday) as if it were any other day and go as hard as I could. So practice wasn’t different, but there was definitely something in the back of my mind of the time to come. I’m thrilled and it’s the biggest relief ever."

Inside The Bills | 2 undrafteds make it
"For the eighth time in the last 10 years an undrafted rookie free agent has made Buffalo’s 53-man roster. Two such players did it this year. OLB Robert Eddins and TE Zack Pianalto both made the 53-man roster today for Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Size matters
Ruvell Martin and Colin Brown are two examples of big players beating out smaller players.

Inside The Bills | Position breakdown
"Here’s a position by position breakdown of Buffalo’s final 53, and how many Chan Gailey’s staff kept at each position last season to start the year."

Inside The Bills | WR Martin make quick impression
"He did a great job picking up the offense quickly," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He caught the ball when we threw it to him and he played well on special teams. It was a good combination to have coming in on short notice."

Inside The Bills | Practice squad note
"Beginning at 12 noon, Sunday, Sept 4th ET, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of eight players by signing free agents who do not have an accrued season of free agency credit or who were on the 45-player Active List for less than nine regular season games during each of any Accrued Seasons. A player cannot participate on the Practice Squad for more than three seasons."

Roosevelt is among the Bills' final cuts - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic goes through the cuts, explaining where the Bills are thin.

Buffalo Bills cut Geoff Hangartner, 21 additional players | Democrat and Chronicle
"Hangartner was among 22 players released four days after telling The Associated Press he had assurances from the Bills' coaching staff that he would make the team. Coach Chan Gailey said he never provided Hangartner any assurances."

Buffalo Bills cutdown analysis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker's first real post as AFC East blogger is to break down the Bills cuts.

Caulcrick One Of 22 Cut By Bills - Jamestown | Post-Journal
"Jehuu Caulcrick, the former Clymer High School and Michigan State University standout, was among 22 players cut on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills."

Bills Cuts Done - WGR 550
"Once again I wonder how much budget slashing had to do with this."

Released Players Of Interest: Joselio Hanson, Reggie Corner - Big Blue View
Could Reggie Corner re-join Perry Fewell in New York?

More Bills Links
Rivera's pursuit of record overlooked | Democrat and Chronicle

"Here are some interesting over/under projections on this season's Buffalo Bills, courtesy of Bodog:" I am taking the over on Merriman sacks...

Schopp: Anyone Else Smell A Sale? - WGR 550
"But a few things smell different to me now. The earlier point about indifference that fans are sensing. Not only are moves like the Evans trade and the lack of improvements to the offensive line a part of this, there was no bellyaching from Wilson about the direction of the league in recent collective bargaining talks, something we've gotten used to him from."

This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Welcome, Thurman - Sports, Ink - The Buffalo News
"It didn't take Thomas long to make an impact. In fact, he scored his first professional touchdown in the first quarter of the first game, a home contest against the Minnesota Vikings. Thomas finished the day with 18 carries for 86 yards and the score."