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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch in front of Markus White #55 of the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Buffalo won 23-0.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch in front of Markus White #55 of the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Buffalo won 23-0. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Bills Roundup: Monday News and Highlights -
"Check out all of the news and highlights from Monday's practice at St. John Fisher, as the team returned to action after a day off."

Practice Notes - Day 10 - DBs get picks, offense makes plays -
"The defense had the headline plays as they recorded five interceptions in Monday’s afternoon practice, but the offense had their share of plays as well. That balance of play left head coach Chan Gailey pleased with what his coaching staff got from the the two units."

Bills-Redskins Blacked Out -
"For fans that don’t make it to the stadium, the game will be broadcast on a tape delayed basis in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse Markets." Check out the schedule here.

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about getting back to work after a day off, how much the starters will play on Thursday, and potential first game jitters among the rookies."

Transcript: Andre Reed, HC Gailey, DB Williams, WR Jones -
Andre Reed talks about how things are different now than they were back in the day, what his expectations are for the 2012 Bills, Stevie Johnson and some new Bills, and the Hall of Fame. The other folks talk about stuff, too.

Find out what former WR Andre Reed thinks the Bills need at WR -
"For all of these interviews, and the rest of The John Murphy Show in its entirety, you can download the podcast through the Bills’ website, mobile app or through the iTunes store."

Inside The Bills | Defense healing up
"Chris Kelsay, Torell Troup and Josh Nesbitt all returned to the fold Monday off injuries. We’ll keep you posted on their participation in practice."

Inside The Bills | Stevie, Nelson back
"Stevie Johnson, who missed Saturday’s practice as a precaution, and David Nelson, who missed a week of camp with a strained tendon in his knee, are both back practicing."

Inside The Bills | Pears, Rogers still watching
"Erik Pears and Justin Rogers are still on the sidelines."

Inside The Bills | Nelson limited, Stevie does team
"Nelson participated only in individual position drills. Johnson is doing team work as he appears to be back fully."

Inside The Bills | Fitz holds respect for Byrd
"Jairus is a guy that’s always putting in that extra effort whether it’s working out, taking care of his body or coming and asking questions of me, studying other players, or talking to other players. He’s a guy that just wants to be better."

Inside The Bills | Jones feeling good about his game
"I feel like I am doing good," he said. "I have definitely caught basically all the passes that I have had thrown at me except for that earlier one today which I was really (upset) about. I feel like I am doing good."

Inside The Bills | Outlook for Pears
"It looks good to be honest with you," said Gailey. "He saw the specialist and he gave him some things to work with. It looks like it’s going to pay dividends. He was trying to get out here to practice. I think it looks a lot better than it did three days ago that’s for sure."

Inside The Bills | Barnett practices thru stitches
"Yeah, he got cut on his arm the other night and he had a couple of stitches in there," said head coach Chan Gailey. "I do not think he missed a rep today. That was impressive."

Inside The Bills | Andre focused on Bills not HOF
"When it happens, it happens. This is eight years now. So it is no different than any other year. I did a lot of media last year and I think this year I am probably not going to do as much of the media thing. I will talk about it a lot once it comes up a little bit more. I’ll be more interested in watching this (Bills) team this year. Getting out of this 12-year funk of not being in the playoffs. That is just not acceptable around here, definitely."

Inside The Bills | Playing time for starters
"Somewhere around 15 or 18 plays," said Chan Gailey. "Something like that. That is what the plan is going in. If they are in the middle of a drive, we might keep our ones out there. If we are in the middle of a drive, we might keep our ones out there. If it is 13 and they have played well, we might get them out if it is the end of a series. Somewhere around that 15 or 18."

Video: Day 10 of Bills training camp - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News reporters Mark Gaughan and Tim Graham discuss the interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick today at St. John Fisher College:"

Andre Reed knows importance of a solid No. 2 WR - The Buffalo News
"I wish I could accurately convey the sound Andre Reed made when I asked him how much better a No. 1 receiver can be when he has a reliable complement on the other side of the field. Reed's face contorted a bit, and he emitted something along the lines of 'Aw, fssssh.'"

Day 10: Byrd shines, Pears improving - The Buffalo News
"Byrd had two interceptions. He stepped in front of a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to C.J. Spiller down the middle of the field early in the 11-on-11 session. Later he made a spectacular diving pickoff, getting the ball just before it hit the turf on a Fitzpatrick overthrow down the numbers of the field."

Bills starters will play a handful of series Thursday - The Buffalo News
"That means each team will turn to their second-stringers at roughly the same time. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan -- the man the Bills wanted to hire but got turned down before they hired Gailey -- said last week the Redskins would use their starters between 12 and 20 plays."

Fred Jackson: Bills taking nothing for granted - The Buffalo News
"I think you always want to be considered one of the best, and we know that we haven't proven anything," Jackson said. "We still have to step out on the football field and make plays and put us in a position to be known as one of the better or dominant teams. So that's just another thing for us to shoot for: Go out there and kind of set the bar high for ourselves, give people reason to think that we're a dominant team."

T.J. Graham already looking toward 2016 Olympics - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills receiver T.J. Graham said with conviction this morning his sister Ariah will run the 400 meters at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and he plans on being there to witness it."

Bills' Roosevelt is good hands man - The Buffalo News
"All he does is get open and catch the ball; that's it," Fitzpatrick said. "He's always in the right spot at the right time. You always know what you're going to get from him. He's just Mr. Reliable."

Regulars won't play much Thursday - The Buffalo News
"The 7 p.m. game is not sold out and will be blacked out of local television. More than 20,000 tickets remain, the team announced. The game will be televised on a tape-delayed basis at 8 p.m. Friday on Channel 7."

Buffalo Bills' Kelvin Sheppard is key part of 4-3 defense - Democrat and Chronicle
Kelvin Sheppard is the man in the middle of Buffalo's new 4-3 defense.

WGR 550 - Training Camp Notebook: Day 10
"Who stood out in the session? Here's my breakdown:"

WGR 550 - Bills' Searcy Eager To Show He Can Do More
"First off, it's a great experience and a great opportunity," Searcy said. "It shows that the coaches trust me a lot to be able to put me in with the one's. So I'm just going in making sure I know all my assignments, communications and just continue to work and get better."

WGR 550 - Merriman: "Best I've Felt In Three Years"
"I can explode and come off the ball for one and I’m not worried about getting injured" Merriman said during an appearance on the WGR Morning Show on Monday. "When you’re playing that way and worried about something possibly could happen if you do a certain thing, you can’t play. There’s no way to compete like that and I wasn’t competing for those years."

WGR 550 - The Bills Are Getting Players Back
Paul Hamilton provides his camp practice breakdown.

Morning take: Redskins-Bills blacked out - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I’m not sure what to think about this one. This is the most excited Bills fans have been about the team in a while. Yet, 20,000 tickets remain for this preseason game. Maybe it’s just the exhibition season and fans are waiting for the real games. " Um... yeah. Travis Henry Profile
"The NFL has officially reinstated former Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry, according to a league source."

Anderson provides speed, strength up front - MPNnow
"I think we are all encouraged by what they are doing," Dareus said about Anderson and Mario Williams. "Obviously the great players have made a lot of plays in the past. (We) added them to our defense and we are glad to have them. We are just taught about building every day and we still have a long way to go until we get to September but we are getting there."

Bills' Nelson, Wood ruled out of preseason opener - Yahoo! Sports
"The Buffalo Bills won't have receiver David Nelson or center Eric Wood in the lineup for their preseason opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday."

Dareus, Williams looking to improve as NFL sophomores - MPNnow
After getting a full offseason, the two second-year pros are ready to be fully ready for the 2012 season.

Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center unveiled
"A touching moment came when at the conclusion of the ceremony, each of the returning Hall of Famers in impromptu fashion, formed a long line and individually greeted Wilson."