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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/31

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates their victory against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates their victory against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Scott Chandler feels at home with the Bills - The Buffalo News
"Now he's happily with the Buffalo Bills and apparently not going anywhere for a while, having signed a two-year contract extension in March. This is the first time since his first two pro seasons that he has been with the same team for consecutive training camps." Great read from Tim Graham. Please read this.

NFL - Observations from Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns training camps - ESPN
Clayton was at Bills camp over the weekend. He talks about the new defensive line, the addition of Stephon Gilmore to pair with Aaron Williams, and Chan Gailey's offense.

Why Your Team Will Make The Playoffs, AFC Edition -
"The Bills can make the playoffs because Chan Gailey is the most creative offensive mind in the NFL. Seriously, he'll put players in the spots to be successful. The Bills aren't far behind, either. They went 6-10 last year but you should also remember they went 5-3 in the first half of the season. That means, for at least one half of a season, the Bills played playoff-caliber football. They're not far."

Troup fighting his way back -
"Due to a broken hand and back issues, Troup saw only minimal game action last season. He participated in only six regular season games and battled through injuries all year. It was difficult to endure after a productive rookie season where he played in 15 games and made 23 tackles. Head Coach Chan Gailey expects to see improvements from Troup, and a number of third year players this season. He is convinced that should happen."

Inside The Bills | WRs still tightly bunched
"We’ve got some good players," said head coach Chan Gailey. "Nobody has distanced themselves from the other group greatly. It’s close in a lot of places. We’ve got some receivers, every time I look up somebody else is making a play which is good. It makes the decision tougher, but at the same time it’s good to have people making plays. It’s better to make a decision from people making plays than having to decide who to keep and nobody makes a play."

Inside The Bills | C-Mac a passing weapon?
"We’ve asked him to catch more passes in this camp than we’ve asked him to catch in the last two camps combined," said Gailey. "He’s done a good job going outside and doing some different things so yes it’s going to evolve a little bit more, but he’s done a good job of accepting the challenge of doing some different things that he hasn’t had to do in years past."

Inside The Bills | Wood update
"That doesn’t sound as though Wood will be seeing much in the way of team reps, at least on Tuesday. Where it goes from there remains to be seen. What is known is Wood’s knee by his account feels great and he believes he’s 100 percent at this point."

SI gives Bills, St. John Fisher high marks as camp site - The Buffalo News
"St. John Fisher College is receiving some props as the host of the Buffalo Bills' training camp. In a top-10 list released this week online, Sports Illustrated ranked Fisher third in its "Top Ten Training Camp Site" list."

Edwards fights for 4-3 DT spot - The Buffalo News
"It's not really a whole lot different. Everywhere I've been, we've run some form of a 4-3, all the way from college, so it's not too much too different," said the 31-year-old Edwards, who played at Oregon State. "If anything it's going to allow me to make some more plays and not have to tie up linemen as much, which will definitely be nice."

A deeper look at Buffalo Bills' changing culture - The Buffalo News
"We spent 44 minutes talking about the Buffalo Bills and, in particular, my culture-change story that ran recently in The Buffalo News. We mused about how the Bills have morphed from dysfunctional bizarro team that seemingly had no master plan to a franchise on the rise."

Esmonde: Happy end unlikely on Bills lease - The Buffalo News
Donn Esmonde sounds more like "Down" Esmonde as he gloomily looks at the new lease talks as a no-win situation for Buffalo and Bills fans.

Should the Bills make a play for Mike Wallace? - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski asks the question. I think he's crazy.

Rex Ryan raves about Aaron Maybin's motor - The Buffalo News
"Maybin is a weird story angle for Bills fans. The consensus when the Bills cut him was "Good riddance." He was tough to root for because of his cocky persona and invisible production. I get the sense Bills fans still are glad he's gone even though the team didn't get anything in return."

WGR 550 - Bills' Gilmore Has Gotten Off To A Great Start
Bills number one pick Stephon Gilmore has really made a good impression during his first four days of training camp. His play hasn’t been perfect by any means, but he’s made plays and has consistently been Buffalo’s best corner during camp. Gilmore said, "I think I am getting better on my technique and mirroring receivers and trying to get my hands under it a little bit more, but I think I am getting better as a player."

Blogger Blitz: Live from Bills camp - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's time to pay a visit to my sleeper pick of 2012. The AFC East blog is live with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday."

Poll: AFC East rushing leader - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bush's comments lead us to our latest SportsNation poll question: Which AFC East tailback will lead the division in rushing? "

Bills have had ups and downs... - Niagara Falls Reporter
A historical look at the Buffalo Bills successes and failures.

Buffalo Bills training camp: Ryan Fitzpatrick must lead the way -
" has dispatched several writers to report on the 32 training camps over the next few weeks. Kim Jones details her visit with the Buffalo Bills."

Buffalo Bills' Shawne Merriman aiming to regain old form - Democrat and Chronicle
"Lights Out. But for the past few seasons, including just about all of the nearly two years he has been employed by the Buffalo Bills, the lights have simply been out for Merriman. We'll see, Merriman said the other day following a practice at St. John Fisher."