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Buffalo Bills news, 11/9: Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday

Take a look ahead to tomorrow afternoon's game.

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Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Steelers Preview - VIDEO -

"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about EJ Manuel coming back to start this weekend, the challenge of the Steelers pass rush, and Pittsburgh's changing identity."

Scouting Report - Week 10 -

Key matchups, advantages, and a closer look at the Steelers from Chris Brown.


Marrone confirms EJ Manuel to start -
"He’s done a very good job," Marrone told "It was a challenge for him not being out there for four weeks. So we worked very hard on the mental aspect and the preparation aspect. He did a great job of that. He came out there this week and had a good week of practice. So we’re excited about putting him back out there on the field."

Inside The Bills | Lawson’s status up in air for Sunday
"Manny Lawson I spoke to him this morning. I excused him," said Marrone. "It’s not injury related. He’s taking care of some personal issues. I’m going to talk to him this afternoon. I don’t know much about his situation."

Double Coverage: Bills at Steelers - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog - ESPN
Breaking: Mike Rodak picks the Bills to win a game. Rodak and ESPN Steelers blogger Scott Brown dive in.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Manuel To Start, Lawson Suddenly Questionable
Joe Buscaglia runs through the injuries.

Bills vs. Steelers: Antonio Brown digging deep in preparation for Buffalo's soft coverage - Behind the Steel Curtain
"Tribune-Review reporter Ralph N. Paulk wrote about Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sitting at his locker watching film on the Steelers' 2012 preseason game against Buffalo. According to Paulk, the NFL's leading pass catcher was checking out Buffalo's coverage schemes, and noted, with the exception of a few personnel changes, it's mostly the same." Uhhh..... notsomuch.

Steelers need to win battle along D-line | Pittsburgh TribLIVE
"In their past two games, the Steelers have allowed the opposition to rush for 197 yards. What the Bills have seen on Steelers game film against Oakland and New England is a defense that has been manhandled up front and not fast enough to seal the seams. "

Countdown: Steelers vs. Bills -
Through the eyes of the Steelers, examine the Bills and the weapons Pittsburgh is going to try and neutralize.

Bills should be wary of Steelers - Olean Times Herald: Sports
"This is the worst possible time for the Bills to play the Steelers."

Bills release Brad Smith

Bills release Brad Smith from I-R -
"On Friday the Bills released WR/KR Brad Smith from injured reserve in an injury settlement making him a free agent. The 29-year old multi-faceted player is now free to sign with any other NFL club and play this season. The only team by rule that he cannot play for is Buffalo. "

Bills notebook: Smith let go from injured reserve list - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I want to thank the fans," Smith said. "I appreciate them, the Bills Mafia and everybody for supporting the team. I wish them a lot of luck. They got a talented team on offense, defense and special teams. They’re going to do well."

Bills Release Brad Smith - Gang Green Nation
Jets fans feel about the same way as Bills fan on it.

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Inside The Bills | Bills hoping EJ’s return brings stability
Fred Jackson: "I know he’ll come out and play well for us. To get some stability there a guy that’s going to be there for us the remainder of the season hopefully is something that can help this offense move in the right direction."

Inside The Bills | Marrone: EJ will be smarter with his legs
"I think he’ll be better—he’d better be better. And I do feel confident in that, I really do."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 11-8
Chris Brown answers fan questions on hits to the quarterbacks helmet, signing Chad Rinehart, drafting a quarterback in 2014, and EJ Manuel needing to be fully healthy when other players are gutting out injuries.