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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/30

July 26, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley (81) makes a catch in front of defensive back Leodis McKelvin (21) during training camp practice at St. John Fisher College.   Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE
July 26, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley (81) makes a catch in front of defensive back Leodis McKelvin (21) during training camp practice at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE

Bills Roundup: Nelson News, Sunday Highlights -
"Check out the highlights from the first night practice of training camp, plus get an injury update on David Nelson, and find out which wide receivers stood out in practice."

Bills 'Mike' men look for happy ending - The Buffalo News
"It'll be a feel-good story no matter who wins the Buffalo Bills' backup middle linebacker job. That's because both candidates - second-year pros Chris White and Scott McKillop - are fighting to come back from serious knee injuries."

Practice Notes - Day 4 - Young WRs make plays -
Marcus Easley stood out on Sunday according to Chris Brown, while T.J. Graham also showed great progress.

Transcript: HC Gailey, WR Nelson, WR Easley, WR Graham & CB Gilmore -
A multitude of Bills talked to reporters after the night practice. Check it out.

Nelson gets fortunate diagnosis -
"It’s a strained tendon in the knee," Nelson said Sunday. "It’s nothing what it should have been. The way I fell back and the way it all happened, I’m very blessed to have that diagnosis. So, we’re just trying to be safe with it, so I don’t have any long term damage."

Bills Focus: Defensive End Rotation -
"The Bills defensive line will feature a deep rotation this season, with three veterans competing for playing time opposite Mario Williams at right defensive end."

Chan Gailey Sunday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach updates the injury to David Nelson, talks about the battles between the wide receivers and cornerbacks in practice, and the play of T.J. Graham."

Rookie Diaries #2 -
"Watch as Stephon Gilmore tells us about the first padded practice and how the team is bonding through this experience at camp."

Inside The Bills | Why Graham’s making progress
"As a 23-year-old with a lot of free time, I spend most of it just studying what I have to do because I know in order for me to play well and contribute this season I had to learn the plays in order for me to run as fast as I could," said Graham. "Even going back to rookie mini-camp and OTAs, just not knowing the plays forced me into not running as fast as I could. I knew I had to learn the plays so I could be comfortable and run a lot smoother."

Inside The Bills | Nelson prognosis
"They said it’s not that bad, but it’s going to be 4 or 5 days," said Gailey. "It’s good that we’ve got an off day tomorrow because that’ll give him an extra day. We’ll see when he can get back. I’m hoping Wednesday or so."

Inside The Bills | Rogers to be out 4 to 5 days
"He tweaked a hamstring. Let me get an evaluation on that," said Gailey. :I’ll have some more information later, but it’s going to be probably a four or five day deal."

Inside The Bills | Anderson to mimic Jason Taylor?
"Of course there’s no indication from the Bills coaching staff that those are their plans for Anderson. At this point they’re still trying to determine who will win the starting right defensive end job between Anderson, Chris Kelsay and Shawne Merriman."

Inside The Bills | Nelson, Pears still down
"David Nelson and Erik Pears are not taking part in tonight’s practice."

Inside The Bills | Merriman limited
"Shawne Merriman is limited in his return to practice."

Nelson to miss 4-5 days with injury - The Buffalo News
"It's nothing serious. No long-term damage. The way it looked on film, the way it felt on the field, I'm very lucky to have the diagnosis I got," Nelson said Sunday.

David Nelson a spectator at walk-thru; Torell Troup not in attendance - The Buffalo News
"Defensive tackle Torell Troup was not seen on the field. He's had a difficult recovery from back surgery."

Bills talk with Syracuse's The Score 1260 - The Buffalo News
"Talk centered on the addition of Mario Williams and what he can do for the defense, Stevie Johnson and even a little golf at the end. The clip can be heard in full below."

Day four: Night practice is a hit for team and fans - The Buffalo News
"I know it was good for the fans and I know it was good for our team," coach Chan Gailey said. "Our guys love coming into the night practice and the atmosphere. It’s a lot of fun."

WGR 550 - Training Camp Notebook: Day 4
"So for the second straight day, the defense did the majority of damage. There were some offensive standouts, but as a whole the defense reigned supreme. With that said, let's give out some practice awards:"

WGR 550 - Eric Wood Closing In On Full Return For Bills
"I'm excited. It's not a good feeling watching all your teammates practice," Wood said. "Just going through individual then not actually getting to do the fun part of practice, the team drills. I'm absolutely excited to get back, but in the same sense I'm trying to be cautious and trying to be patient. But, yeah, definitely getting a little anxious about it."

WGR 550 - Injury To Bills' Nelson Not Serious
"The way I fell back, the way Mario came in to it and the way I fell back, I was actually pushed back in to it. You see that stuff happen all the time. I think Wood had that happen to him a couple years ago and he blew out his knee. You see that happen a lot. So I thought I was done. Coming in and testing on it and it all came back negative, so it's a positive sign and I should be back in a few days."

Veteran CB McGee fighting for his job - Democrat and Chronicle
"Oft-injured Terrence McGee has an uphill battle on his hands as he tries to play a 10th season with the Bills."

Stephon Gilmore getting rave reviews - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I don't know how to say it, but he's up there with some of the DBs in the league who've been playing for a couple of years, and he hasn't even played one play," Stevie Johnson told the Associated Press this weekend. "Really, I don't want to speak too highly, but it's hard to not speak highly of somebody that can play as well as he has from rookie minicamp all the way up until now."

On To The Next One: Kraig Urbik - Sports Agent Blog
"Panos is a former offensive lineman who was director of football operations for Lock Metz Malinovic Sports Management until he recently switched to Athletes First. Many agencies were reportedly making a play to add Panos to their staff based on his known ability to recruit."

Hamstring keeps Revis on sidelines - Albany Times Union
"Marcell Dareus is still having difficulty containing his excitement a day after getting a first glimpse of the Buffalo Bills' revamped defensive line's potential. The defensive tackle says this season could be a lot of fun after Mario Williams and Co. lived up to their high-priced billing in their first practice in shoulder pads Saturday. Williams was in on what would've been a sack, stopped running back Fred Jackson for a loss, and hurried a throw by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick."

At First Night Practice, Bills Receivers Show Unity -
"While at practice, you may have noticed a few cleats looked like they were colored in with a bright green highlighter. Mike Catalana investigated."

Easley, Young Wideouts Have Big Night |
"Easley said afterward "I made a couple of plays today but that's just the nature of the position. You learn from the bad plays and if you make good plays you just move on and move forward to the next day." If he can continue making plays the way he did Sunday night that would make Chan Gailey's job that much tougher and that's just the way the Bills head coach likes it."

In a key year for the Bills franchise, team must find a way to build a winner - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News editorial board wants to see some results, and they mention that with the lease expiring and the Bills with their hand out, it might be more important than ever.