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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 02:  Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 02: Marcell Dareus #99 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Team rallies around Dareus -
"I’ve traded text messages with him and talked to him a little bit and obviously Marcell is going through a hard time right now," said Kyle Williams. "I think the thing that we can all agree on is there are many, many things that are more important than this game and losing a football game. We’re here to support Marcell. I think he’ll be back sometime this week and our prayers are with him."

Bills Roundup: Wed News, Jones Ready for Slot -
"The Bills got back to work on Wednesday with Marcell Dareus in their thoughts, Donald Jones is preparing for an expanded role, and Stevie Johnson is done worrying about his groin injury."

Jackson: I'll be back in four weeks -
"It’s just how you get hit sometimes. Sometimes you get hit low and I got hit low. He did what he thought he had to do to bring me down, and I’m not going to tell him how he’s supposed to tackle me. I don’t have a problem with it."

Transcript: Chan Gailey -
Gailey talks to reporters on Wednesday.

Transcript: DE Mario Williams -
Williams talks about the comments leveled against him this week and moving forward.

Transcript: WR Stevie Johnson -
Johnson doesn't think the groin injury will bother him moving forward. "It really does not matter to me. Right now, the way I feel I really do not care if it lingers or if it goes away today or tomorrow. I am going to be ready to play."

Mario Williams Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Mario Williams meets with the media Wednesday to talk about improving the pass rush against the Chiefs as well as the national comments made about him."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey talks to the media about the Chiefs game this weekend."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about facing the Chiefs, Donald Jones' blocking ability, and working with TJ Graham."

Inside The Bills | Team consoling Dareus
"Obviously, it is a tragic situation and as an organization we are behind Marcell and his family 100-percent. That is our main focus," said Brandon.

Harrison explains his stance on Mario Williams | ProFootballTalk
"It wasn’t a slap at Mario," Harrison told me. "I took less money to go to New England and win. That was my point."

Inside The Bills | Mario to Rodney Harrison "Didn’t see it."
"I mean, everybody’s going to have something to say regardless, good or bad. I can’t control somebody else’s opinion, but I will do what I’m supposed to do here—perform. I’m not worried about that after this first game."

Inside The Bills | Dareus expected back for Sunday
"I spoke to Marcell and all of our condolences do go out to him and the family," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He’s got a lot on his plate to say the least. I talked to him this morning. I think he’ll be back for Sunday’s game whether it’s tonight, tomorrow or the next day, but I think he’ll be here for this week. He wants to be back."

Inside The Bills | Spiller’s transition
"Just like a newborn baby," said Spiller when asked how he felt as a rookie. "Coming into the NFL of course, you have a top 10 pick there are high expectations. I have high expectations every year I play the game. I was still trying to learn and figure things out. Trying to get a feel for how teams are going to play me. Once I got used to it I thought I got better."

Inside The Bills | Stevie finished talking about groin
"I’m not even thinking about my groin, man, it is what it is," he said. "Whether it’s hurting or not, I don’t even care any more, I’m just gonna play football."

Jerry Sullivan: Super Mario gets a reality check - The Buffalo News
"Still, it would have been nice to hear a tiny flicker of passion from Williams. He's the hope of the franchise, the highest-paid athlete in Buffalo history. Harrison basically trashed the whole Bills organization. He essentially dismissed them as dysfunctional losers with no franchise quarterback and no legitimate chance at winning the Super Bowl."

Lamonica to return for Alumni Weekend - The Buffalo News
An All-Star lineup is expected at the Buffalo Bills Alumni events this weekend. Check it out here.

Bills notebook: Chiefs' Hali completes suspension - The Buffalo News
"Bills equipment manager Dave Hojnowski has been fired by the team. Hojnowski was one of the longest-tenured employees in the organization, and was in his 35th year. The Bills had no comment on Hojnowski other than to confirm he no longer is employed by the team."

Experience teaches Bills' Spiller to be patient - The Buffalo News
"Two years ago I was a rookie, I was still wet behind my ears," Spiller said Wednesday. "I learned a lot over the last couple years, learning this offense, being patient, trying to figure out how the defense is going to play me. I've taken the mind-set of anything between a 3- to an 8-yard gain is a great run."

With football world watching, Bills mystify | The Buffalo News
"One former player made a couple points I particularly wanted to pass along. He called just to chat and didn't want his name used, but he was a Pro Bowl performer in the trenches, and I found his defensive observations worthwhile."

Recent playoff history doesn't kick dirt on Bills | The Buffalo News
"In the 10 seasons since the NFL realigned its divisions, 70 of the 120 teams that made the playoffs (58.3 percent) began 1-1 or 0-2. That group includes last year's Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants."

Video: Bills-Chiefs preview | The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan, Tim Graham, and Jerry Sullivan preview the game from One Bills Drive.

Marcell Dareus, Fred Jackson not practicing | The Buffalo News
"Worth noting is that Stevie Johnson was on the practice field. He was limited last week because of a sore groin. Whether Johnson can make it through the next two days of practice will be something to monitor."

Marcell Dareus takes leave, expected back Sunday | The Buffalo News
"With what he's got going on, the best thing we can probably do is just pray for him and his family," Wilson said. "There's no good time to handle a situation like this. With Marcell having to deal with this, all we can do is keep him uplifted with our thoughts and prayers and just hope that he can be able to get back to us."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review- Bills QB, WRs & DBs Vs Jets
"In the final installment of the 'Upon Further Review' series of this week, we'll take a look at the play of Ryan Fitzpatrick, the wide receivers and the defensive backfield of the Buffalo Bills. For two of those groupings, the results were not pretty." Wow, Leodis McKelvin...

WGR 550 - Bills' Mario Williams "By Any Means Necessary".
"This is one game dudes, like I said, by any means necessary it’s going to change. I don’t care what has to happen, this is one game. I appreciate everybody pointing fingers and they should be, but true colors are shown and we’ll take care of ourselves and we’ll definitely be one as this team and we’ll count on one another and believe in one another because at the end of the day, people can say what they want after one game it just shows true colors so that’s fine." Williams wasn’t finished there. "We’re going to take it to them. No matter what we gotta do to get the victory, to get sacks, to get that quarterback movin’, stop the run, we’re going to do it."

WGR 550 - Bills' Jackson Thinks He'll Be Back In Four Weeks Or Less
There were some fans that thought it was a dirty hit by LaRon Landry. Jackson said, "I don’t know, I don’t have any problem with it, that’s just how you get hit. Sometimes you get hit low and I got hit low so, he did what he thought had to do to bring me down, I’m not going to tell him how he’s supposed to tackle." I got the impression that he was being diplomatic because his facial expression and tone of voice told me he wasn’t pleased.

WGR 550 - Poloncarz: Work On Temporary Lease Underway
"I talked to Russ (Brandon) about the current situation of unlikely being able to meet the deadline to present something to the NFL owners by October," says Poloncarz. "I am pleased in principle, they agree we can do a one year extension of the current lease, so there's no gun to our heads to get it done in July. We will get a lease done."

AccuScore: Chiefs will upset Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AFC East blog will make its predictions later this week. But AccuScore already has its first upset in the division. It picked the Kansas City Chiefs narrowly to upset the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Chiefs Vs. Bills: Early Scouting Report - Arrowhead Pride
"SB Nation Studios recapped the Bills and Jets game last weekend, complete with highlights from the game, which I thought would be a good conversation starter on how the Chiefs can beat the Bills."

Eric Berry And Stevie Johnson's History Comes Into Play - Arrowhead Pride
"Eric Berry's history with Stevie Johnson will be talked about this week."

Chiefs Notebook | Coach says Bills never intended to hurt Berry -
Bills coach Chan Gailey said, "I hate (that Berry) feels that way because there was never any intention. We never talked about it. It was never even discussed. Our guys were just hustling and trying to make blocks. It was unfortunate it happened. He’s a great player and I’m glad to see him back on the field."

Possible Sticking Point In Bills Lease Talks |
Based on two statements from representatives of the governor, the sticking point in lease talks with the Buffalo Bills may be the state's demand that the team stay in Buffalo for the entire term of the lease no matter the team's future owner.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Loss to Jets a wakeup call, but not a setback | ProFootballTalk
"Even the most optimistic person in the Bills’ locker room would have to admit that it’s alarming how badly the Bills played, and Fitzpatrick acknowledged that the Bills know they need to get better. But Fitzpatrick also said he’s not the least bit rattled."