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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/16

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Practice Notes - Day 16 - Camp officially concludes -
"Just seeing where we were as an organization and a team in the past to where we are now I really think this was the most productive camp we’ve had as a team overall," said Wilson. "It’s been a different mentality from day one of our offseason program."

WGR 550 - Bills Training Camp Awards
Joe Buscaglia's camp awards include best fight, and the whole thing is chock full of great information.

Transcript: Chan Gailey & Ryan Fitzpatrick -
Wrapping up training camp and shifting the focus to Minnesota were the two big things both team leaders discussed.

2012 Training camp awards -
I love that Alissa Chandler is the first comment on this post after her husband, Scott, is named camp MVP.

Bryan Scott shares journey from cornerback to linebacker -
"Another player who has really stepped it up is the newly converted linebacker Bryan Scott. He took us through his extremely interesting journey of being drafted by the Falcons as a cornerback to now feeling comfortable enough lining up at any of the LB positions. Scott will be primarily used in the nickel package."

Under Review: Eric Wood -
"Hannah Buehler catches up with Bills center Eric Wood, as he talks about breaking camp, the upcoming season, his offseason marriage and more. "

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
"The Bills quarterback talks with the media about the end of training camp, and resting his throwing shoulder. "

Rookie Diaries #5 -
"Stephon Gilmore tells us about his last day of camp, what he has improved on and what he is looking forward to about going on the road this week. "

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about the end of training camp, playing time for the quarterbacks in the second preseason game, and the status of the injured players."

Inside The Bills | Pears on sideline
"No word as to whether it’s a rest day or recurrence of the groin strain that kept him out for a week. We’ll get an update after practice."

Inside The Bills | Good news for DT Heard
"Tests were negative and he fought through (practice)," said Gailey after Wednesday’s final practice session at St. John Fisher. "He wasn’t 100 percent, but he made it through practice and will get better in the next two days and may be able to play."

Inside The Bills | Why no 7-on-7 for Fitz
"It was two-fold," said Gailey. "Ryan had taken a bunch of throws and we wanted to get him some rest. We wanted the other guys to make a lot of throws and further evaluate those two guys. So it was really a two-fold things. Ryan didn’t throw the one-on-ones for a couple of days. So we’re taking that opportunity to rest him and get them reps."

It'll be tough for Bills to shed LBs - The Buffalo News
"Linebacker will be a very tough call," coach Chan Gailey said. "A lot of those guys are playing maybe better than we thought they would this early. So they're making it tough on us, which is a good thing, by the way."

Stevie not lobbying for Ochocinco: 'We're set' - The Buffalo News
"At the end of the day, the guys I have here, these are my brothers," Stevie Johnson said. "I've been with them since they came in. I've been in the meeting rooms with them. We're set here. We're good with what we have. If we was to bring him in, cool. But if not, we're good."

Gailey, Fitzpatrick on close of camp - The Buffalo News
Gailey on having camp in suburban Rochester: "It brings your team together where you can focus strictly on football. They're away from everything else. That's the advantage of it. I've done it both ways. I've seen some advantages the other way, too. It really works well for us. If it was spread out all over the place it might not be ideal. But this is one great camp setup, the best I've been in."

Audio: Gaughan on what camp has taught us - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News beat reporter Mark Gaughan checked in after the Buffalo Bills held their final practice session today at training camp in Pittsford. He outlines what we know now that we didn't know before camp started and what we should look for in Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings."

Video: St. John Fisher training camp wrap - The Buffalo News
"Mark Gaughan wraps up Bills camp."

WGR 550 - Bills' Fitzpatrick Used This Week For Arm Rest
As far as if he likes to get his arm some camp rest Fitzpatrick said, "Yes. You throw every day and as soon as the preseason games start, you start getting those off days and it becomes more and more fresh, but my arm feels good. Once you hit the season, you are not throwing every day so it is never an issue."

WGR 550 - The Bills Exit St. John Fisher
Of course there’s no game plan Friday, but Gailey did say, "We’re all looking forward Friday to getting more into our base offense so I think everybody’s excited about that and I know the two runningbacks are especially."

Buffalo Bills close up camp with a big dose of optimism | Democrat and Chronicle
"That smile on Gailey’s face Wednesday when the Bills officially closed up shop with a light walk-through practice at Growney Stadium? Yes, he was happy to leave behind dorm life and get back to the comforts of home, but more importantly, he was generally pleased with the progress the team showed during its stay at Fisher."

Who is the Bills' No. 2 wide receiver? It's not that simple ... -
"The spot next to top WR Stevie Johnson is still up for grabs, and Bills coaches have plenty of talent to choose from." Mark Ludwiczak does a great job of breaking it down.