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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/12

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Bills Roundup: Monday News and Highlights -
"Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson continues to get closer to practicing with his teammates, other receivers continue to battle for the number two job, plus check out the top plays from Monday's OTA. "

McKelvin tops defense on OTA No. 7 - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan's recap is the best written account of Monday's practice out there.

Bills backup DEs better than 12 years of starters? - The Buffalo News
"At this afternoon's voluntary workout in Orchard Park, the Bills' second-team edge rushers were Shawne Merriman and Mark Anderson. Gaughan, who has covered the team since 1988, mulled for a bit and said he would have to go back to Bruce Smith and Phil Hansen in the last 1990s to find a starting Bills edge tandem he would take over the second-teamers at today's practice."

Transcrpt: OTAs Day Seven -
Chan Gailey talks about injuries and young players, and Stevie Johnson talks about when he'll be back in the mix.

OTA Report - Day 7 - Johnson closer, A. Williams out -
Stevie Johnson could return next week from offseason surgery, while Aaron Williams will be on the shelf for a few days with a "knee irritation."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference -
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey talks about the progress of the team during OTA's and comments on Nigel Bradham, Terrence McGee, Scott Chandler, and Stevie Johnson. "

Stevie Johnson Monday Press Conference -
"Bills WR Stevie Johnson talks about his return to the field plus shares his thoughts on rookie CB Stephon Gilmore."

Inside The Bills | Chan’s take on depth chart
"Nothing is set," said Gailey of the depth chart on the wall of his office. "They’re up there, but they’re all magnets. They can be moved."

Inside The Bills | Where Stevie plans to help Graham
"One thing that I want to help him out with specifically is just off the line, things off the line," said Johnson. "He has the burst. He can run routes. He’s been catching the ball. It’s just off the line that’s where we can get better. That’s another reason why I want to come back too so you can see the difference with me getting off the line and just getting off the ball regularly. So he can see that instead of me just telling him."

Inside The Bills | Gilmore, Glenn meeting expectations
"So far they’ve done a good job," said head coach Chan Gailey of Stephon Gilmore and Cordy Glenn. "I don’t see any reason that they would not be playing quite a bit this coming season if things continue to progress. All of a sudden they hit a wall you never know, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen with either one of those two."

Inside The Bills | Thigpen throwing
"He’s only tossing short passes in red zone walk through right now. We’ll see if he does much more than that."

McKelvin's not doubting his talent - The Buffalo News
"The same things I did last year," he said. "I just lost jump balls. It wasn't like I wasn't there. My talent is there. It's just to go out there and finish the plays that come toward me. Last year I was always trying to go for the big play," McKelvin said. "They just tell me maybe knock 'em down. Interceptions are going to come. Just go out there, see the ball, knock the ball down. I'll get the interception when it's available."

Stevie Johnson says rehab 'way ahead of schedule' - The Buffalo News
"I'm ready to go," Johnson told reporters. "They said it was about six to eight [weeks for recovery], but I'm feeling like I'm ready to be out there, and I think we're moving towards that next week."

Bill Parcells can't get enough of Fred Jackson - The Buffalo News
"I think that Fred Jackson guy that they have there -- and this is just my opinion from watching him -- I think he's a tremendous player," Parcells said. "The reason I say that is this guy can do everything. He can run and he can block and he can catch. There aren't many of those guys left. That guy's a football player. The Bills are lucky to have him."

WGR 550 - Wood In The Final Stages To Recovery For Bills
"I'm just looking to catch a break, too... not literally" Wood deadpanned. "It's been unfortunate. I've never gotten hurt in my life and then I had two major injuries. I had zero nagging problems when I got hurt Week 10 or 11 last year. I felt completely fine. It's not one of those deals where my body is shutting down. I feel great. Each year I've come back in the best shape of my life and had unfortunate plays."

WGR 550 - Bills' Johnson May Get Some Reps
"It’s very encouraging. He’s worked extremely hard to get back on the field, I know he’d like to get some reps with Fitz before we get through here so hopefully if things continue to progress, maybe we’ll get him for a few reps before we’re all said and done this spring."

Bills dropping the ball with Brad Smith - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If anything, the Bills should be getting Smith as much work as possible at wide receiver. That is where he is most needed. Buffalo has no one who is proven at the position besides Steve Johnson. Smith should join receivers Donald Jones, Marcus Easley and rookie third-rounder T.J. Graham to add depth and competition at the position."

Off topic: Trying to gauge a favorite sports highlight - Raw Charge
Scott Norwood is the pick for the Tampa Bay Lightning blogger for the greatest highlight he ever saw. Ugh.

Bills' McGee eager to put injuries behind him |
"If I get healthy, I have no confidence issues at all," said McGee, who lists his knee at about 75 percent. "The only confidence issue I have right now is will I be healthy in training camp? That's what I'm worried about right now."

AFC breakout teams: Watch out for Bills, Chiefs - Yahoo! Sports
"If the Bills stay healthy, I can see a potential 10-win season. The toughest part of their schedule is the first five games which includes the Jets, Kansas City, San Francisco and New England. If they can come out of the first five games at 3-2 they are on their way." - Expectations soaring for Bills MLB Sheppard
"Based on comments from coaches and teammates, Kelvin Sheppard is having an outstanding offseason. For not playing a game, Sheppard sure has racked up the accolades since the season ended."

In lawsuit, Vince Young claims millions of his money missing - Houston Chronicle
"Football star and Houston native Vince Young sued his former agent and former financial adviser late Monday, claiming the men have misappropriated millions since the quarterback was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2006."