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Buffalo Bills news, 7/24: Mark Anderson released, Chris Hairston to PUP list

Local reporters focus on the big news of the day from yesterday out at One Bills Drive. Jim Kelly was in Rochester and spoke with that city's newspaper on some hot topics, too.

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

Bills’ Pettine blazes different trail than his famous coaching father - The Buffalo News

Mike Pettine's dad was a successful high school coach. He didn't want those comparisons, so he joined the professional ranks. Check out this great profile of Pettine from The Buffalo News.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - The 5 Bills Beneficiaries From Tuesday's Moves

Joe Buscaglia labels the four usual suspects that will get better reps because of Mark Anderson and Chris Hairston being out of the lineup. Then he lists Doug Whaley as the fifth.

Mark Anderson released

DE Mark Anderson released, OT Chris Hairston placed on PUP -
"While Williams posted 10.5 sacks last season, Anderson appeared in just five games, missing the final 11 due to injury. Anderson logged just 10 tackles, one sack and a pass defensed."

Inside The Bills | Newcomers now primary options at OLB/DE
Jerry Hughes and Manny Lawson are talked up in this article about playing opposite Mario Williams. Jamie Blatnick gets a short mention at the end.

Bills cut DE Anderson after injury-shortened year - The Buffalo News
"The Bills will carry $1.6 million on the 2013 salary cap in 'dead money' – the guaranteed portion of Anderson’s signing bonus prorated over the four years of his contract, plus the workout bonus. There will be a $3 million dead cap hit in 2014, accounting for the remaining two years of signing bonus money on the contract."

Buffalo Bills admit mistake in signing Mark Anderson - ESPN
Just when you thought James Walker penned a story on the Buffalo Bills, he spends half of it speculating if Anderson will return to the New England Patriots.

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#5 - Will the Bills be among the league leaders in sacks? -
"That will be our mentality," Pettine told "We want to intimidate. I know some things have been made of that recently, but we’re going to walk that line. We’ll never be a dirty group, but we want to intimidate. We want to be physical, we want to knock people down and not help them up. I think that’s the approach you have to take. That’s something we’re not going to shy away from. We want to be the toughest defense in the NFL."

Bills Focus: Packing Up for Training Camp - VIDEO -
"Director of Equipment Operations Jeffrey Mazurek and Head of Strength and Conditioning Eric Ciano talk about the process of moving the team from Orchard Park to St. John Fisher College."

Jim Kelly likes what he sees from Bills' quarterbacks | Democrat and Chronicle
"After watching veteran Kevin Kolb and rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel in mini-camp, Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly said his old team appears stronger at quarterback than they have in years."

2013 NFL Training Camp: D.J. Fluker and 15 rookies to watch -
"The NFL is a league that demands immediate results, and for the 2013 NFL Draft class that starts at training camp." Da'Rick Rogers makes the list.

Leo Roth: Jim Kelly's latest comeback may be the best one yet | Democrat and Chronicle
"Kelly was fitted with a prosthetic jaw and teeth that allows for him to eat, drink and speak. He said you don’t want to see him with it out, and I believed him."

New-look Buffalo Bills seek to end losing ways - Associated Press
"The Bills are on their fifth GM (Doug Whaley) and coach (Doug Marrone) since 2001. And the team is counting on rookie EJ Manuel to fill a quarterback spot that's been mostly unsettled since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season."

Another Bills season of change -
Veteran reporter Scott Pitoniak gives his keys for success for the Buffalo Bills this season.

Pittsford prepares for thousands of visitors - 13WHAM - Top Stories
"In a few days’ time, tens of thousands of people will be in Pittsford for the PGA Championships at Oak Hill Country Club and the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College."