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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/2

Aug 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey on the field during pre-game warm-ups at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey on the field during pre-game warm-ups at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Chan Gailey on Roster Decisions - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks with the media on Saturday afternoon about the decisions that were made in putting together the 53 man roster."

Inside The Bills | Bills roster is likely to change
"I think you’ve been around Buddy and I long enough to know that nothing is ever set," said Gailey. "We’re always looking for different ways to improve our football team. I doubt that what you see today will show up next Sunday."

Brooks out indefinitely after foot surgery -
"He had surgery and they said it went extremely well and we’ll see where this takes us from here," said Gailey.

Transcript: Gailey, LB White, S Howell
Chan Gailey talks about roster decisions while the two bubble players talk about what it is like to make the roster.

Bills Roundup: 53 Man Roster Set - VIDEO -
"The Bills got back to work on Saturday, one day after the 53 man roster was set, with good news about Terrence McGee and bad news concerning Ron Brooks."

Bill Focus: Dickerson Provides Options - VIDEO -
"Bills TE/H-Back Dorin Dickerson has been given a second chance in the NFL and his versatility gives Buffalo options on offense."

Inside The Bills | Potter now the ultimate specialist
"It’s really rare to have a kickoff specialist so it’s great to be able to help the team out, and hopefully field position will be really good for us this year." - John Potter

Inside The Bills | Chan on why they carried 4 QBs
"The injury to Brad (Smith), Tarvaris (Jackson) not being here but a short amount of time," said Gailey after a walk through practice Saturday. "All of that played into it and you deal with what you’re having to make a decision with at that time. A month from now it may be different, but today that’s where we are and where we need to be. I have a hard time going into a game without a third guy that could take a snap and we didn’t know if we would have Brad this week or not."

Inside The Bills | Gailey quietly confident in offense
"Everybody else, I think, was a lot more worried than I was," he said. "I think I had seen improvement and the little things getting better each week. I have a great deal of confidence in our offense about getting the job done. I do not put any expectations, numbers or goals out there. We just are trying to score one more point than the other team each week. I think our offense is on the right track."

Inside The Bills | McGee to practice Monday
"I’ll definitely be practicing on Monday," McGee told "I feel alright now. I feel like I did before the game. So I’m back on track like I should be."

Brooks has surgery, likely headed to IR - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Bills coach Chan Gailey said Saturday Brooks had surgery Thursday or Friday after breaking a metatarsal bone in his foot during practice last week. Recovery rates differ with this kind of injury, and Brooks could be out as long as 10 weeks. Former Bill Ryan Denney had a similar injury in the 2007 preseason and was able to appear in seven games the latter half of that season."

Hairston anticipates expanded role - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
It looks like Chris Hairston will start the season opener at right tackle.

MemoraBillia: Buffalo continues to extend due date - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
Check out this bumper sticker from 1972...

Bills personnel notes from Saturday's walkthrough - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham ties up a few loose ends from the weekend.

Bills fantasy talk with CBS Sportsline's Dave Richard - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"How should you approach your last-minute fantasy draft? And which Buffalo Bills have good fantasy value? Dave Richard of joined me this afternoon to talk about just that."

Teams snag Bills draftees Tank Carder, Mark Asper - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"The Cleveland Browns claimed linebacker Tank Carder (fifth round), and the Minnesota Vikings claimed offensive lineman Mark Asper (sixth round). The St. Louis Rams also claimed veteran defensive tackle Kellen Heard."

Video: Bills weekend moves, injury analysis - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News reporters Mark Gaughan and Tim Graham analyze the Buffalo Bills' weekend roster moves and what shape their offensive line might be in with right tackle Erik Pears banged up and how injuries will affect their cornerbacks."

Welcome to the regular season - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But enough of exhibitions, projections and what could be and should be. It's finally time to separate the contenders and pretenders. For example, the New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills a week from today. We are covering that game at MetLife Stadium to find out who really is better. "

Browns Sign LB Tank Carder and DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen - Scouting Reports - Dawgs By Nature
"At 6-2, 236 pounds, it sounds like Carder did not see a lot of action throughout the later part of camp as an outside linebacker. You can imagine that he is, in essence, filling the roster spot that Emmanuel Acho would have had if he had not been placed on injured reserve."

Rams Claim Former Bills DT Kellen Heard - Turf Show Times
"The St. Louis Rams claimed former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kellen Heard on Saturday. "

Vikes Tweak The Roster - Daily Norseman
"In addition to the Jefferson trade, they were also awarded offensive lineman Mark Asper from Buffalo. He was a rookie out of Oregon, and I have to say, I don't know much about him, other than he wore ridiculous uniforms in college, and lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl a couple years back."

Competitive eating takes wing - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Despite the disclaimer, Wood downed 17 wings in five minutes, a respectable showing, except for the fact that fellow lineman Andy Levitre ate 25." Good quotes from both in the article.

NFL veteran Lindell dreams of shot at playoffs -
"Team-wise, I’d love to play in a Super Bowl and I’d like to go to a Pro Bowl. I’d like to make that trip to Hawaii," he said. "You think (playoffs) every year, but certainly this year guys are buying in as much as I’ve seen around here and the community is certainly fired up, for good reason."

Sad-sack Buffalo Bills poised to make ‘big steps’ - Toronto Star
"Despite coming off a winless pre-season that exposed their lack of depth, the Bills are vowing that this year will be different, that good health, a revamped defensive line and the return of a stellar tailback will once again have them at least in the conversation when the chatter gets around to which AFC teams will make the post-season."