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May 11, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA;  Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey watches players during rookie mini camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
May 11, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey watches players during rookie mini camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Troup placed on I-R -
"Troup battled a back injury suffered in the final preseason game last summer and struggled to be available each Sunday in 2011. He sustained a fractured vertebrae and also had a bulging disc in his lower back, which caused severe and chronic pain. He appeared in just six games last season before he was placed on injured reserve November 30th."

Inside The Bills | Gailey on Troup
"I told him today when we visited I was proud of him for the way he fought to get back, but he just couldn’t make it," said Gailey. "We saw he wasn’t going to make it this year so we wanted to not let him worry about it anymore and go get well and we’ll give him a run next year."

Players and coaches make generous contribution -
"Each year, players and coaches give back to the Western New York area by providing select agencies and organizations with season tickets for the entire football season. This year, twenty-two players and coaches participated in the program, which is the most the team has ever had. Players and coaches donated a total of 307 season tickets; 2,763 tickets, one full-season suite and one two-game suite."

Transcript: Gailey, C Wood & DT Edwards -
Some of the big fellas join the head coach in talking to reporters after practice.

Thurs. Practice Notes - Setting a tone, Wood doing well -
"You want to be physical," said Gailey. "You want to set the tone. You don’t want to have the tone set against you. You want to set it. They’re a physical football team. That’s what they do. They get ready to play. They have all their blitz packages, all their coverage packages. They do it all. And they’re good at it. They’re fast and explosive as well. It’ll be a challenge for our line and our protection to hold up."

Bills Focus: Scott Settles in at Linebacker -
"Bryan Scott started his journey in the NFL as a cornerback for Atlanta, and now 10 years later he has found a home as a nickel linebacker for the Bills."

Chan Gailey Thursday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about the Steelers being a good test in the preseason, CJ Spiller working on his blitz pickup, and the loss of Torell Troup."

Inside The Bills | Special honor for Bills Wall of Famer
"Hull’s alma mater Mississippi State has announced that Hull will be the newest addition to the school’s Ring of Honor at Scott Field. The ceremony will be held on Sept. 8th. Hull, who was a three-time Pro Bowl center for the Bills, was also a three-year starter for the Bulldogs."

Inside The Bills | I-R for Troup not a surprise
"Though he was practicing on a daily basis, he could not go much faster than half speed on the practice field. "

Inside The Bills | How I-R for Troup helps
"It stashes a young, capable defensive tackle on their roster. Granted he has to prove he can make it all the way back, but knowing that Spencer Johnson is in the final year of his contract and Dwan Edwards is only signed through the 2013 season, there will be a need to get younger depth behind starters Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams."

Inside The Bills | Plan is for McGee & Rogers to play
"We’re going to try to play both of them yes," said Gailey. "Unless something major happened today or between now and game time we’re going to try to play both of them. Not too much, just enough to get their feet wet a little bit."

Inside The Bills | Morrison could see MLB snaps Sat.
"I think that what we’re doing as a defense is it’s all about being able to play multiple positions and for me having the ability to play middle linebacker for most of my career has helped me out a lot," Morrison told

Inside The Bills | Getting Cordy up to speed
"I give him little pointers all the time and try to help him out," said Wood. "He has a lot of talent and he has a lot on his shoulders right now. He is doing a great job. Probably the best thing about him is he is a really even-keeled kid. I kind of ride with my emotions at times. I always mess with him and tell him I wish I had his demeanor at times. I am sure he wishes he had mine at times."

Vince Young's legal foes circling the field - The Buffalo News
"An attorney has threatened to have sheriff's deputies 'forcibly' remove Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young from practice to appear for a deposition and had an emissary attempt to serve Young with papers this month at St. John Fisher College. Those are a couple of the fascinating revelations Associated Press reporter John Wawrow found in New York Supreme Court documents pertaining to a company's attempts to collect $1.7 million from Young for a loan."

Video: Wiley puts Raiders in playoffs ahead of Bills - The Buffalo News
"He doesn't see the Bills getting into the tournament. Wiley has the New England Patriots winning the AFC East, but his field includes some surprise picks: the Cincinnati Bengals and two teams from the AFC West, including the Oakland Raiders."

Torell Troup's season over; Bills put him on IR - The Buffalo News
"Running back C.J. Spiller and linebacker Arthur Moats appear to be the only 2010 draft choices who appear safe."

Lindell not letting 'squirrels' nibble at confidence - The Buffalo News
"I don't like the misses," Lindell said. "I don't care if it's April, August, September or hopefully January. I just don't like to see a ball come off my foot that doesn't look acceptable. That's just how it's been: great kick, great kick, great kick, good kick, great kick and then Rrrrrrrrr ... Something that's just, like, 'Come on, now.' "

WGR 550 - Bills Place Troup On Injured Reserve
"He had major back surgery in December, and has been fighting to rehab it and get back in time for the 2012 season. Troup took a step forward on the team's conditioning day, one day ahead of the Bills' first official practice at training camp. When practice came calling, Troup was doing much worse. Since that time, he's been attempting to get back in to practice, trying to work his way in to team drills and riding a stationary bike in between."

WGR 550 - Buscaglia: Projecting The Bills 53-man Roster
Joe Buscaglia keeps Scott McKillop off the roster thanks to John Potter's leg. More surprises here.

WGR 550 - Bills' Keep Moving Towards Improvement
Chan Gailey has liked some things and not liked some things in practice. Gailey says he has many goals offensively for this game, "There are several things that we need to work on. Our timing and our passing game. The little things like that, running the football. There are some things that we need to work on. We have plenty to work on. We don’t need to cancel any practices."

Bills' Buddy Nix: Patriots 'don't scare me' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I think they oughta expect a lot of us. We expect a lot out of ourselves," Nix told the Toronto Sun. "New England, the AFC -- they don't scare me. I think we can compete with any of 'em, and our intention is to try to win the division."

Bills' Torell Troup enters 'bust' status - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Instead, Troup lived up to his often-injured label and it’s time for the Bills to move on." Walker knows that Troup is still on the roster, right?

Checking out John Clayton's QB rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Chan Gailey's spread offense is perfect for Fitzpatrick. He's good at making quick decisions. He's accurate throwing short." Clayton ranks Fitzpatrick No. 22 in the NFL and second in the AFC East, one spot ahead of Mark Sanchez.

Time to pay the bills for buffalo starters - (Canadian) National Post
"This is the last big one for the starters to go out there and get everything fine-tuned before it counts," Fitzpatrick said. "This one, I would say, is important to us to get out there and play well."

Trouble in the trenches? - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills did well last year with a jumbled offensive line. Injuries knocked starters out of position and forced youngsters onto the field. The Bills fielded eight different starting lineups. Even so, the Bills allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL and ranked fourth in the league in average rushing yards per carry. Four-fifths of the original starting unit is back this year, and the one change is supposed to be an upgrade: second-round draft choice Cordy Glenn at left tackle."

Scouts will be in attendance for Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech | Dallas News
"Jimmy Watson of the Shreveport Times writes that "at least a dozen NFL scouts" will be in attendance when the teams meet up." Including the Buffalo Bills.

Twitter / StevieJohnson13
This may be my favorite picture of Ryan Fitzpatrick since the elf-jump after his rushing touchdown two seasons ago.

Q&A with Bills GM Buddy Nix | Sault Star
The Bills GM sat down for a Q&A with the Toronto Sun's John Kryk. "Yeah, I think we probably did all that we could do in the off-season. The big thing in this league, if you can get to the point where you can rush the passer with your front four, and not have to blitz and bring extra people, then you've got a really good chance at stopping the run and being able to get off the field. And that's something we haven't been able to do for two years."

Bills Projected Roster: Getting to 53 -
Mark Ludwiczak is the first prognosticator to say the Bills will cut John Potter. He instead keeps Scott McKillop.

MENDOLA: Ready for the games to begin " Sports " Tonawanda News
Nick Mendola returns to the printed word as a columnist for the Tonawanda News. I'm excited for that. He is excited for the real games to get going so we can avoid news reports of Tim Tebow throwing into a trash can.

Jets, Patriots, Bills, Dolphins -- 2012 AFC East Preview - Don Banks -
Don Banks has the Patriots at 13-3 with the Bills at 10-6 and making the playoffs.

The Streak Must End Guest post by Luke Russert, NBC News | Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"Today, Luke Russert of NBC News, son of the late Buffalo-born legend Tim Russert and die-hard Buffalo sports fan in his own right, shares his thoughts on the Bills and the fork in the road they face in 2012."