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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/8

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OTA Report - Day 5 -
"FB/TE Dorin Dickerson is being given a unique opportunity to add a different dimension to Buffalo’s offense as an H-back, something the Bills attack has lacked the past couple of seasons."

WGR 550 - Bills' McGee Says Knee At Around 75-percent
"Now, the last time I had a healthy season... I can't even remember," McGee said on Thursday. "You probably have to update me on that."

WGR 550 - Report: Ex-Eagles President May Be Interested In Buying Bills
"The Bills were mentioned by reporters, but Banner has only said he's not even sure which teams are for sale and he didn't say which teams he'd be after, only teams that are for sale."

Thurman honored in hometown -
"Thomas’ former high school coach Neal Quillin was on hand to present the memorial plaque while also sharing memories of Thomas’ playing days at the school. The Hall of Fame running back posted back-to-back 1,500-yard season in 1982 and 1983 to earn All-State and All-American honors."

Transcript: OTAs Day Five -
Marcell Dareus, Kelvin Sheppard, and Aaron Williams speak with the media after the team's OTA session Friday.

Brad Smith on His Role on Offense -
"The Bills quarterback talks with Chris Brown about his role in the offense as the team hits the second week of OTA's."

Bills Roundup: New Wrinkle Added Thursday -
"The Bills were busy adding the 2 minute drill to the offense at OTA's on Thursday, plus hear from George Wilson, Dorin Dickerson, Chan Gailey, and check out all of the day's highlights."

Inside The Bills | Dickerson excited about opportunity
"I look at it as a good opportunity," he said. "I’ve just got to fine tune my skills and do what I can do. This is probably the best opportunity for me since I’ve been in the league so I’ve just got to take advantage of it."

Dareus fired up about conditioning - The Buffalo News
Said Dareus after Thursday's practice: "I want to bring to the table a more in shape Marcell. I want to be more in shape, flying to the ball more than I did last year, more than I did ever. So I really want to get off the ball, get to the ball, run to the ball, be non-stop, have a motor that’s non-stop going. I want to be in better shape physically and mentally ready to go."

Jasper's mass has new appeal - The Buffalo News
"A full offseason of hard conditioning work in Orchard Park has Jasper in the best shape of his life, at 375 pounds, and hopeful of making the roster in his second season with the team."

WGR 550 - Bills' Barnett Is Using OTA's Wisely.
Nick Barnett talks about being in Buffalo, changing the defense, Mario Williams, and more after OTAs on Thursday.

Should rest of AFC East consider Ocho? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are focused, have good chemistry and are on a mission to make the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. Bringing in the circus that comes with Ochocinco is risky." How does he not mention that Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ochocinco played together before?

Video: Cold Hard Facts - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody break down the pressure on the Jets, are they a playoff team and the impact Mario Williams will have on the Bills."

C.J. Spiller's confidence 'through the roof' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I agree with Gailey that it's a good problem. But it's still a problem. The Bills coaching staff didn't do a good enough job last year of dividing carries between two quality running backs. The result was Jackson getting injured and Spiller being underused until the end of last season."

AFC East players on their best behavior - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and New York Jets have not had a single player arrested this offseason."

Show and prove: Shawne Merriman - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If the Bills can get 6-8 sacks and Merriman stays healthy all season, Buffalo would be happy. I also find it interesting that the Bills are using Merriman at defensive end, which may or may not be his best fit in Buffalo's new 4-3 defense."

With Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) getting cut, What are his possibilities? - Mocking The Draft
"Buffalo Bills – This to me is one of the best situations Chad can fall in. The Buffalo Bills have a very solid football team, but are really lacking a #2 receiver"

Sports and politics don't often mix –
"He notes that some pro athletes have made excellent politicians. One we agreed on was the Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp, who was a respected longtime Republican congressman from New York, and a vice presidential candidate. But what separated Kemp from the trio above was that Kemp possessed, and displayed, intellectual and leadership qualities that pre-dated his years in politics. For example, he co-founded the AFL Players Association. "

Taking a look at Ochocinco’s potential suitors | ProFootballTalk
"Buffalo Bills: The Bills tried to land Robert Meachem in free agency, and the possibility of turning the Pats’ trash into a late-career treasure could intrigue G.M. Buddy Nix. Buffalo pounced on T.O. three years ago, and while they may be gun shy after dealing with Owens, Chad has a reputation for being far more playful than Owens, who is seen by some as simply malicious."

Feeling around NFL is that Ochocinco will play again; but where? -
"One GM told me this is the order the Ochocinco "sweepstakes" should be in: Carolina, Dallas and Buffalo. That's it, the Gm said, those three. In that order. No others."

Lang on NFL: Young adapting well with Bills -
"A lot of respect. I mean I always had respect my previous years down in Philly as well as Tennessee when playing these guys. Very quick, very fast and once you get out here and to be a part of the team you definitely see why because guys get into their positions and their assignments quicker. There are some respectful guys on our team as well as our tight ends. I got a lot of love for those big guys."

Bills' Gailey faces new dilemma in backfield -
"You don't want to do too much when they're both in there because if you lose one of them then all of a sudden you're without a big part of your package," Gailey said after the Bills' second week of Organized Team Activities kicked off on Tuesday. "That's a fine line that you walk creating offences to be able to take advantage of both good players."

A Comprehensive Inspection of the Buffalo Bills Offensive Depth Chart - Buffalowdown
"Let’s examine how the 2012 Bills have been constructed to potentially deal with injuries, or to put in a lighter, more optimistic way—here’s an break down of Buffalo’s offensive depth chart."

Poll: Who Will Emerge as Buffalo's #2 WR? - BuffaLowDown
Marcus Easley continues to get love from pollsters.