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July 27, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Alex Carrington (92) hits the sled during a training camp practice at St. John Fisher College.   Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE
July 27, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Alex Carrington (92) hits the sled during a training camp practice at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-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.

Whaley likes personnel in camp -
"Appearing on the John Murphy Show Friday night, Bills Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel Doug Whaley says the team remains on the lookout for new talent, but he likes what he sees after one week of training camp."

Practice Notes - Day 9 - Pads pop on goal line -
"The pads have been on for a while, but they really got popping at the end of Saturday’s scorching practice session at Bills training camp. The team ran eight plays total down on the two-yard line with the defense winning more of the plays than the offense."

Q & A: P Shawn Powell -
The undrafted free agent punter talks with

Transcript: HC Gailey, DT K. Williams, WR Johnson -
Kyle Williams and Stevie Johnson talk about their nagging injuries, while the head coach goes over the team's position heading into the second off day of camp.

Moats climbing up depth chart -
"When the Bills switched to a 4-3 defense during the offseason, Morrison got penciled in as the starter at strong side linebacker. Penciled in, not etched in stone. Now, Arthur Moats thinks he has a shot to challenge for the job, with a strong performance in this preseason."

Chan Gailey Saturday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about practicing in the heat, working on goal line drills, and updates the injuries situations of Stevie Johnson, Fred Jackson, and others. "

Kids Day at Camp -
"Kids came to St. John Fisher for Kids Day at Camp, and enjoyed facepainting, Billy Buffalo, games and more."

Bills Roundup: Goal Line Work, Saturday Highlights -
"The Bills battled through the heat on Saturday as they got to live work at the goal line, get an update on the injury situation, and check out the top plays from practice."

Bills Focus: Battle for the Strong Side LB Spot -
"With the Bills switching to a 4-3 defensive front, one of the unresolved starting spots is at strong side linebacker, which currently is a battle between Kirk Morrison and Arthur Moats."

Inside The Bills | When Kelly felt like Hall of Famer
"Most of them offered congratulations and welcomed me to their team," he said. "I remember one Hall of Famer told me this is one team you can’t be cut from. You’ve earned the right to be here."

Inside The Bills | Rogers is lead kick returner
"Second-year cornerback Justin Rogers is listed as the team’s top kick returner with Leodis McKelvin second and Brad Smith third on the depth chart. While it may be surprising to some knowing part of the reason Smith was signed as a free agent in 2011 was for his kick return abilities, the bottom line is Rogers outperformed Smith last season when he was inserted into the role late in the season."

Inside The Bills | Depth chart at LT
"Second-year lineman Chris Hairston is listed as the starter at left tackle with second-round pick Cordy Glenn as the backup. Typically going into the first preseason game the nod is given to the more experienced player. To his credit though Hairston has been a bit more consistent in the practice setting than Glenn."

Inside The Bills | WR rundown as expected
"Johnson, Jones, Nelson, Hagan, Graham, Martin, Easley, Roosevelt, Clowney, Aiken, Session."

Inside The Bills | 2 return on defense
"Bryan Scott is back from a thigh contusion and Kellen Heard is back from an ankle injury."

Inside The Bills | Bunch of players to be back Monday
"We’ve had several groin (strains) this camp," said Gailey. "So we’ll try to nurse all these guys back and see if we can… we’re supposed to get a bunch of them back Monday."

Inside The Bills | Scott and Heard updates
"Scott, who missed Friday’s practice with a thigh contusion, was back practicing in full on Saturday doing all team work. Heard however, only participated in individual position drills coming off of an ankle injury that kept him out for a week."

Inside The Bills | Kyle practices with wrap on leg
"I have a little something going on but it is just precautionary and not to let it get any worse," he said. "I will have a day off and I should be fine. It’s a groin deal."

Inside The Bills | Minor setback for Troup?
"He was just… they kept him in," said Chan Gailey after Saturday’s practice. "He had a bad day (Friday) and they kept him inside today."

WGR 550 - Moats Finally Has A Place To Call Home On Bills D
"Yeah, definitely enjoying that," said Moats with a smile pasted on his face like usual. "The fact that I was able to come from OTAs and stuff like that and get comfortable and then to stay at that position is definitely helping me a lot."

WGR 550 - Hitting Goes Live At Bills Camp
"Defense won 5 to 3 and that's the assessment because you either win or lose down there. There's no in between. There's no first downs, there's no nothing. You either score or you don't," he explained. "I thought it was a good session, I thought our guys wanted to hit. They've been wanting to go live for a long time but this was the first time they were able to do it and it was good. It was good for everybody."

WGR 550 - Training Camp Notebook: Day 9
"The Bills aren't going to say it, but it sure does seem like they're doing everything in their power to help Cordy Glenn win the job at left tackle. With Erik Pears down, it's given the Bills a bit of an excuse to give Glenn the lion's share of reps at the position for the past few days while his combatant, Chris Hairston, gets some reps over at right tackle."

Bills' Urbik a force in the middle - The Buffalo News
"He is a big, strong man," said coach Chan Gailey. "I mean he is a barrel-chested, strong human that has got pretty good movement for his size and is a very versatile player. He's one of those tough guys you've got to have inside. That's what I think Urbik brings to our football team. He brings toughness and some strength to our team."

Bills go live along the goal line - The Buffalo News
"I think it is good to get out here and hit. I think it was a good gut check there at the end of practice," Kyle Williams said. "With the heat and pushing through all day and then getting out there and going live it was good for us and good to get some weariness on your legs and seeing if you can push through."

Bills send out a depth chart - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski goes over some highlights to the new Bills' depth chart.

Jim Leonhard no longer an option for the Bills - The Buffalo News
"Seeing how McGee's recovery has been slow during camp, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Bills felt like Leonhard wasn't physically ready to play."

Goal-line drill highlights Day Nine - The Buffalo News
"Tyler Thigpen took over the second unit for the next four snaps. He threw incomplete for Fendi Onobun on the first play. Fullback Corey McIntyre plunged over from the 2 for a TD on the second play. On the third, linebacker Danny Batten stuffed Zach Brown in the hole for no gain. On the fourth, McIntyre was swarmed at the line of scrimmage by the defense."

Lem Barney backs Andre Reed for Hall of Fame - The Buffalo News
"When a guy can do things like Andre, he should be in," Barney told me today. He was inducted in 1992. "He was fierce going across the middle. That's really a danger zone for a receiver. He had the tenacity and the fearlessness to do it.

How Chan Gailey and the Bills deal with the heat - The Buffalo News
"It is not hot by a lot of people’s standards, but by these standards it is hot," coach Chan Gailey said. "So I thought our guys sucked it up, went out and practiced hard. I thought they gave good effort. And hopefully it will pay dividends for us in the long run." Writer Jay Skurski looks at the home states of the Bills players to prove the point.

Leo Roth: DeHaven getting a special vibe about Bills' chances - Democrat and Chronicle
"I have lots of energy, I love the game, I love being around these young players," said DeHaven, who has undergone two hip replacements. "That’s the best thing about coaching: the young guys keep you young."

Buffalo Bills' Mark Anderson not just second fiddle - Democrat and Chronicle
"The main difference between the two has been consistency; Williams has had it, Anderson hasn't."

Questions raised about depth of Bills WR group - The Buffalo News
John Wawrow of the AP notes that the second wave of Buffalo Bills receivers haven't stepped up their game in training camp, leaving the Bills to wonder what will happen should one of their top guys go down.

Williams brings high expectations - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"Obviously the offseason acquisitions helped, but I still think it was time for us," said Buddy Nix, Bills general manager. "If we had not gotten Mario (Williams) and Mark (Anderson) it would have still been time to start winning some games. We’ve done some things right, I think, and we’ve probably made some mistakes along the way. But it’s time to close it out and win some games and until we do it is not complete."

Bills WR Nelson set to test injured right knee - Yahoo! Sports
"Nelson said he plans to work out on his own Saturday and also during the Bills' day off Sunday. If all goes well, he expects to return to practice Monday."