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Buffalo Bills news, 7/12: Jairus Byrd and training camp battles

Jairus Byrd's contract situation will continue to dominate the headlines, but other analysis is ongoing in the realm of Buffalo Bills news. Read about all of it here.

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

#17 - Who will be the kicker? -

"Veteran Rian Lindell has held the Bills kicker position since 2003 and faced offseason competition before, but sixth-round pick Dustin Hopkins is applying more heat than Lindell has ever felt."

July 28, August 5 Camp Night Practice Ticket Details -

"Tickets for the Verizon Wireless Training Camp night practices on Sunday, July 28 and Monday, August 5 will be available beginning this Friday, July 12 at the following Verizon Wireless locations beginning at 9AM:"

Tickets are free, but you need a ticket for the night practices. You'll also need to pay a buck to travel from the parking site to camp and back.

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