clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/21

June 19, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) does a drill during the Bills minicamp at the Ralph Wilson Stadium practice field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
June 19, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) does a drill during the Bills minicamp at the Ralph Wilson Stadium practice field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Minicamp Day 2 - 1st team reps for Easley; Levitre, Shep sit -
"Everyone knows that Stevie is the guy and it’s pretty much an open competition from there," Easley said. "Based on the reps that the guys have been getting since OTAs, stuff is starting to fall into place. I’m just trying to boost my stock going into training camp and finish this minicamp strong."

WGR 550 - Bills' Easley Shines, DBs Struggle In Day 2 Of Mini-camp
"I thought the star of the day was Bills' third-year receiver Marcus Easley. Whenever the ball was thrown his way he high-pointed it and put himself in position to come away with the ball, and did. His most impressive display came during the 11-on-11 portion of practice. With rookie cornerback Stephon Gilmore draped over him and dragging Easley, the wideout fought through and rose up for the catch in the end zone."

Metzelaars has TE talent to mold -
"Scott Chandler is the clear cut favorite to be the Bills starting tight end when the regular season rolls around. Following Chandler, there are some question marks regarding who will take on the number two tight end role in this offense. Every tight end on the roster understands their individual strengths and weaknesses, but some players embrace their role on the team more so than others."

Transcript: Aaron Williams, Mark Anderson -
See what the two defenders had to say after practice.

Under Review: Mark Anderson -
"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills defensive end Mark Anderson."

Aaron Williams Wednesday Press Conference -
"The Bills cornerback talks with the media after the Wednesday minicamp practice at One Bills Drive."

Bills Roundup: Wednesday Minicamp Highlights -
"Hear from cornerback Aaron Williams and wide receiver Marcus Easley, who both stood out on a day where the minicamp highlights were evenly split."

Inside The Bills | Stevie gets involved
"I think for him, just for us to be able to hook up and for him to feel like he’s part of it again and out there will be important for him to get a few catches," said Fitzpatrick.

Inside The Bills | Talk now paired with Aaron’s walk
"Like I always say that first year you want to listen more than you talk," said Williams. "When you get used to everybody’s personality and the chemistry of the team the talk starts to come out especially in minicamp and training camp too. It’s all just competing and grinding and getting each other better. The trash talking is just keeping the confidence up. Even when there’s a bad play I’m not going to let you know that you had me on that play. I’m going to keep going."

Inside The Bills | Shep sitting
"Bills MLB Kelvin Sheppard was participating in individual position drills, but he’s a spectator now. "

Inside The Bills | Mario’s sack message to Anderson
"We’ve talked about it," said Williams of sack totals. "We’ve discussed it. He knows he’s going to be behind me no matter I get (laughing). It really doesn’t matter, he knew that coming into this thing. I told him that when I called him before he signed here and I told him. He understands. He’s fine with it."

Donald Jones: 'In my eyes I am the No. 2 receiver' - The Buffalo News
"You start to see things like, 'They need to draft a receiver.' You see all of those things," Jones said after practice Tuesday. "As a man, as a competitor, I'm out to prove everybody wrong. It definitely fuels me."

Video: Wednesday's report from Bills minicamp - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News reporters Tim Graham, Mark Gaughan and Jay Skurski discuss the Bills' backup quarterback situation and more from outside Ralph Wilson Stadium:"

Bills garner little respect in ESPN fantasy rankings - The Buffalo News
"Fred Jackson is the highest-rated Bills player at No. 34 overall and No. 14 among running backs." Scott Chandler was left completely off the list, while Johnny White is No. 270.

Kelly, LaFontaine recognized for service to community - The Buffalo News
Jerry Zremski covers Washington for The Buffalo News. Here, he covers the Jefferson Awards honoring Jim Kelly, among others.

Jones tries to tighten grip on No. 2 wideout job - The Buffalo News
"He does a great job for us because he can do so many different things, whether it be in the blocking game, whether it be on special teams. … He’s just a football player," said fellow receiver David Nelson. "He’s one of those guys you’ve got to have because he brings so much to the table,

WGR 550 - Bills' Williams Taking A Vocal Step To Comfortability At CB
"I've yet to prove anything," he replied. "Nobody has a starting job, I don't have a starting job. I'm trying to prove to coaches that they can rely on me."

WGR 550 - Fitzpatrick: WR Graham's Speed Is "refreshing"
"It was nice to see T.J. go out there and make some plays today. He did some good stuff. Every time you see him catch the ball in space you really see his speed," the QB said Tuesday. "It's been refreshing to see him take a hitch, make the defender miss and run down the sideline -- stuff like that."

Former Buffalo Bill Marcus Stroud retires | Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcus Stroud is retiring after a decade in the NFL. Stroud, a three-time Pro Bowl player with Jacksonville, planned to sign a one-day contract with the Jaguars on Wednesday before calling it quits. Traded to Buffalo in 2008, Stroud had 150 tackles and 7½ sacks in three seasons with the Bills."

Erie County finally releases legal fees for Bills stadium lease negotiations | ProFootballTalk
"Given the current market for legal services, that’s not a bad deal. Law firms were charging as much or more for low-level associate time 20 years ago, when a certain Internet hack with whom you may be familiar was a low-level associate at a law firm."

Time, circumstances make it unlikely Bills will see the 'old' Merriman -
"It's going to be a different defense, too. When Merriman was productive, he was a rush linebacker in San Diego's 3-4 setup. But Buffalo switches to the 4-3 this year, which means Merriman moves to defensive end, where the Bills already are stocked with Mario Williams, Mark Anderson and Chris Kelsay." - Bills have the personnel to handle expectations
"Now that the talent appears finally up to par with the rest of the league and the players are clearly confident in what is happening in Western New York, the question is, how will the team handle the added attention?"

Williams, Anderson Becoming Friendly Rivals on Bills D-Line |
"We will see when it is all said and done," said the more diplomatic Anderson. "It is going to be a fun competition and we are both competitive guys. We are just going to feed off of each other and the best man will win."

Should Chan Gailey's Job Be on the Line in 2012? - BuffaLowDown
"If Buffalo goes 7-9 or worse…I think he has to go."

Can Marcus Easley become the Bills version of Iron Man? | The Kick Is Good
It's from yesterday, but can Marcus Easley come back from his injuries? The Kick Is Good profiles players with the jersey number of each day remaining until the season opener.

Does Cordy Glenn Have Inside Track At Bills' Left Tackle Job? - Buffalo Rumblings
Cordy Glenn has been taking the left tackle reps while Chris Hairston fills in on the right side for Erik Pears. Who will be the opening day left tackle?

Buffalo Bills Down Just Five Players From Week 1, 2011 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have lost just five players since they opened the 2011 season.

Stevie Johnson "90 Percent" Healthy At Buffalo Bills Minicamp - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills wide receiver notes he's not quite at 100 percent, but wanted to test his torn groin before training camp.