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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/25

Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller's injuries lead the way in today's collected Buffalo Bills links.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Jackson likes his chances to play Sunday -
"From my point of view I’m giving myself a 70 to 75 percent chance to play," said Jackson. "It’s a game we need to play well and I need to be out there I think to play. I think that I’ll have that opportunity to get out there and if I keep working and those guys continue to keep doing the tremendous job they’re doing then I’ll get out there."

Inside The Bills | C.J.’s outlook
"Although Chan Gailey would not completely rule out C.J. Spiller for this Sunday’s game against New England, he said it’s likely he’ll be out with his shoulder injury. But as far as their Week 5 road game at San Francisco Gailey thinks Spiller’s chances for a return look good."

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey -
The Bills head coach talked to the media after practice yesterday.

Transcript: RB Fred Jackson -
"On if he feels good about playing Sunday: I do. I think that with the work that our training staff is doing, with the preparation trying to get me out there, and then you just focus in on trying to get back out there. I think I have a really good shot, I like my chances. Hopefully all goes well on Wednesday, Thursday and things are good for me."

From the booth: Bills at Browns -
John Murphy provides his insight on the game.

Inside The Bills | D-line giving each other chances
"We look around when we are out on the field and at any time if any of us gets on opportunity in a one-on-one we could win," said Kyle Williams. "A lot of times, the first guy in on the quarterback is not getting the sack. He is the guy moving the guy off his spot and somebody that is following up is getting the sack."

Inside The Bills | Fred’s numbers good vs. Pats
"Though the team is just 1-7 in the eight career games Jackson has played against the Patriots, his individual production has been pretty solid overall. In those eight games Jackson has rushed 93 times for 465 yards (5.0 yards per carry avg.). Thirteen of those 93 carries have gone for 10 yards or more (14%)."

Inside The Bills | Days of playing off coverage over
"Thanks to the film reviewers and stat crunchers at ProFootballFocus, Buffalo’s two starting cornerbacks rank in the top 5 in the NFL in terms of cornerbacks that are in press coverage the most. Here’s the PFF chart."

Bills Rewind: Buffalo-Cleveland Highlights - VIDEO -
"See the best plays that helped the Bills to a 24-14 win over the Browns with the call by John Murphy."

Fred Jackson Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back on his chances of playing this week, the status of his knee injury and the Patriots game this week."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about the injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick being underrated, and the play of the linebackers against the Browns."

Stevie Johnson Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills wide receiver talks about his touchdown streak, overcoming the loss of CJ Spiller, and building momentum heading into the Patriots game."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the Browns game, the chance of Fred Jackson playing this week, and preparing for the Patriots game."

Good news for Bills' injured running backs - The Buffalo News
"Maybe not as bad as originally thought," Gailey said about Spiller. "[We're] not going to completely rule him out this week, but you know I think it's more of a chance that he won't [play against New England] than he will."

Choice fills the bill after Spiller departs - The Buffalo News
"I think we all knew what he brought to our football team. Nobody else did because we've got two marquee guys," said Gailey, who was Choice's college coach at Georgia Tech. "It's great to have a guy like that on your football team that can go in and play the way he played."

Sullivan: Johnson serious about his role - The Buffalo News
"It was like they wanted me here, they accepted me," Johnson said of the contract negotiations. "So I needed to make some changes. It's time to change the way I go about things, the penalties and all that stuff. I had to get rid of that. It was nothing they said, just the notion they had for me. And I wanted to change it."

Poll: Is Ryan Fitzpatrick underrated? | The Buffalo News
"A lot of people give him a hard time. He’s not your prototypical guy and he doesn’t have the big name," the coach said. "But I think he’s better than people give him credit for. I think he’s better. I’m biased, I understand that, but I think he’s better than people give him credit for."

Marcell Dareus reaches offers condolences to Torrey Smith | The Buffalo News
"I gave him my wishes and blessings," Dareus said. "He texted me about my loss and two weeks later I’m texting him about his. I just told him I’m so sorry, man, I know what you’re going through and just keep you head up."

C.J. Spiller won't rule out playing against Patriots | The Buffalo News
"Actually, I'm very surprised the movement that we have in it. I got the full range of motion, which is really weird when you have an injury like I do, but definitely been a lot of support and prayer from my immediate family and outside fans."

Monday Bills Update | The Buffalo News
Tim Graham and Jay Skurski were at One Bills Drive yesterday.

Bills reportedly eye a pair of wide receivers | The Buffalo News
"The visits raise a few interesting questions for the Bills. One regards the condition of receiver Ruvell Martin, who missed Sunday's game against Cleveland because of an ankle injury. It also brings into question how much faith the Bills have in the two receivers they have on their practice squad, Kamar Aiken and Marcus Easley."

Podcast: Talking about state of the 2-1 Bills with Shredd and Ragan | The Buffalo News
"We discussed running back C.J. Spiller's shoulder injury and how the Bills' offense performed with third-stringer Tashard Choice, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's effective game despite being forced to throw more, a dominant defensive performance and what the Bills' victory means overall heading into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Darrelle Revis injury gives Bills a better shot in AFC East | The Buffalo News
"That's terrible," Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "You never want to see somebody get hurt, especially somebody be lost for the season and have a serious knee injury. He's obviously somebody that's been a thorn in our side for a long time in terms of the competitor he is and the great player he is."

C.J. Spiller's timetable for return set at a week | The Buffalo News
"We’ve lost Fred and C.J., and you say we’re catching a break?" he asked. "They do look like they could have been [worse], and ... if we look at it that way, we probably are fortunate they aren’t long term."

Fred Jackson claims '70 to 75 percent chance to play' Sunday | The Buffalo News
"I always wanted to be back to play against New England," Jackson said. "I always said that. But when you lose a guy like that, it adds to wanting to get back out there to help your team."

Nine facts about Ryan Fitzpatrick's start | Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"A collection of factoids about Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's eye-opening start despite the opening-day debacle."

ReFo: Bills @ Browns, Week 3 |
"BUF overcame big injury vs a young but scrappy Browns team that were better than the final score showed."

Editor's Note: We will return to the regular lineup tomorrow. Will all the changes this morning, I had to considerably shorten out links and only visited the two main sites I use. - MRW