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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/8

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 6: Fans wait to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame prior to the induction ceremony on August 6, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/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.

Former Bills WR among Hall of Fame finalists -
"Former Bills WR Andre Reed is among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the Hall's Selection Committee meets in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012."

Bills assistant coach leaves for head coaching position -
"After two seasons as the quarterbacks coach with the Buffalo Bills, George Cortez has been hired as the new head coach and director of football operations of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats."

Bills' QBs coach Cortez leaving - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Cortez, 60, served on Chan Gailey's staff the last two seasons and has extensive CFL experience, most recently as offensive coordinator and associate head coach of Calgary from 2007-09. Cortez has been a part of four Grey Cup-winning organizations."

Bob Young Leaks Identity Of Tiger-Cats New Head Coach - Hamilton Tiger-Cats
"I am very, very excited to announce that George Cortez has been hired as the new head coach and director of football operations of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. George’s track record of success speaks for itself, including more than 30 years of coaching experience in the CFL, NFL and NCAA. He’s been a part of four Grey Cup championship teams, has engineered some of the CFL’s most prolific offences and has coached some of the best quarterbacks in professional football. We’re extremely confident that he will build us a championship-calibre program here in Hamilton."

TheSpec - Ticats hire George Cortez as new head coach
"The Ticats have finally found their man. "

Peaks and valleys - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Here's a capsule review of the 6-10 campaign:"

Reed is Hall finalist again - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Reed, the Bills' all-time greatest receiver, advanced in voting from 15 down to the final 10 during the selection meeting the past two years. He was eliminated both years in the cutdown from 10 to five finalists."

Cortez Leaves Bills For CFL - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Cortez spent two years as quarterbacks coach in Buffalo."

The 2011 Walker Awards - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Aaron Maybin wins comeback player of the year while the Bills take game of the year honors for their Week 3 win over the Patriots.

Buffalo Bills didn't make the grade in 2011 | Democrat and Chronicle
"What follows is my end-of-the-season report card on the 2011 Bills."