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Buffalo Bills news, 8/10: Kolb returns to practice, Manuel to start Sunday

Kevin Kolb returned to practice on Friday but EJ Manuel will get the start this Sunday. That and more with reports from St. John Fisher in today's links.


Fan Friday, 8-9 -

Chris Brown answers questions on Stephon Gilmore, the difference in enthusiasm between Gailey's staff and Marrone's, Stevie Johnson's freelancing, and Jeff Tuel potentially landing on the 53-man roster.

Hilliard is giving Bills’ receivers crash course - The Buffalo News

"Bills receivers coach Ike Hilliard has 12 players in his meeting room and only two have more than one year of experience in the NFL. Nine of the 12 never have caught a pass for the Bills." Mark Gaughan profiles the former NFL starter.

Practice Notes, Aug. 9th -
"Kevin Kolb returned to the team Thursday night and participated in the team’s Friday morning walk through. On Friday night however, it was evident his injured left knee was not 100 percent healthy and after individual position drills he retired to the locker room with a member of the athletic training staff for treatment."

Bills Focus: Marcell Dareus Wired for Sound -
"Listen in to Bills Defensive Tackle Marcell Dareus who gives you an inside look at what happens on the D-Line during the Bills live scrimmage at St. John Fisher College."

Bills Roundup: Kolb Returns, Friday Highlights -
"Kevin Kolb made his return to practice on Friday night at St. John Fisher as the team got in their final open practice before leaving for Indianapolis; check out the top plays of the night."

The next step for Kolb -
"We’re just trying to get him as much treatment as possible because we’re going to take him," said Marrone. "I was a little concerned putting him on the plane because he just came off the plane. So we’re just making sure we get as much treatment as possible."

Bills notebook: Manuel will get the start Sunday, Kolb to sit - The Buffalo News
Gaughan gets us reset on injuries and more as the Bills enter the game against the Colts.

Eric Wood wants HGH testing before NFL stumbles into scandal - The Buffalo News
Wood: "The game has evolved. Head injuries need to be taken serious. If you can manage HGH, which could be allowing players to get bigger, stronger and faster, it'll be good for the game."

Bills Camp: Day 11 Practice Notes - WGR 550
"The best rookie on the field Friday was fifth-round selection and safety Jonathan Meeks. Getting some time with the second-team alongside Duke Williams, Meeks was trusted on several occasions to bring some pressure from the defensive backfield into the offensive backfield. "

Buzz builds around Buffalo Bills' Chris Hogan, Alex Carrington - ESPN
"But with the team's first preseason game looming Sunday, buzz has picked up this week around a pair of players who flew under the radar entering training camp."

My 2013 Bills Preview: QBs | Buffalo Wins
"People were begging for Todd Collins to take the reigns as Kelly's better days were long gone. You don't have to cue up the Goo Goo Dolls to know that we haven't come close to better days since Kelly was knocked out of his last game. The list of starters after Jim reads like an endless list of bad 'Saw' movies."