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Buffalo Bills news, 8/23: "animosity remains between Byrd and the front office"

While Frank Summers and Colin Brown are solidifying their roles on the team, Jairus Byrd isn't happy about getting back into the swing of things, per one report.

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Buffalo Bills hold out hopes for postseason once again -

"After 13 consecutive years of a losing team, Bills fans should be wary to get on board with yet another head coach promising better days ahead. Yet if the team were going to start to win with any combination, Marrone's aggressive schemes and Manuel's natural talent are the likeliest candidates to turn things around in 2013. While the playoffs might remain elusive for another season, they'll likely come closer than they have in some time."

Bills, Jairus Byrd have relationship that badly needs patching up - The Buffalo News

"But multiple sources tell me considerable animosity remains between Byrd and the front office and that the toxicity flows both ways over his franchise-tag saga."

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Colin Brown closing in on starting LG role -
"I’m not ready to pull the trigger on that yet," said Marrone. "We have the third preseason game coming up and then obviously the last preseason game, but I’m not going to lie I think he’s earning that position and earning the right to play that position."

Byrd to make trip with Bills to Washington -
"If he’s ready to come on the trip, I’d love for him to come on the trip," said Marrone. "We’ll have to see where he’s at. He might have to do a couple things with the doctors and physicals and all that stuff that you do and hopefully be able to get that done and if we can we’ll bring him on the trip."

Jairus Byrd is a gamer, but he often has played hurt - The Buffalo News
"Byrd was on an injury report before nine of the Bills' 16 games last year. Six different body parts were listed." Ian Rappaport said Byrd was going to be "extra careful" as he returns to action.

Summers forcing Bills into a snap decision - The Buffalo News
Fred Jackson: "Frank is constantly getting work in there. I think it’s something we’ll do a lot this season, and we’ve got a great guy to do it. He’s not afraid to go and put his nose in there and hit guys play in and play out. Any time you can get a guy like that, it’s definitely going to make it a lot easier for us."

Buffalo Bills on the bubble: Offense - ESPN
"Here's a look at three players on offense for the Bills who are squarely on the roster bubble and may need a strong performance Saturday to survive final cuts. On Friday, we'll take a look at three defensive players in the same situation:"

Ex-Clovis West QB Jeff Tuel fits in with Buffalo's future |
"I'll be ready to step in at any time," Tuel said. "That's what I'm trying to prove to the coaches: what I can do. Earn that trust from them and earn the trust from teammates, where if something happens I can come in and run the offense and put points on the board."

Talk Bills Football (Free!) On Tuesday Night - Trending Buffalo
WGR is hosting an event Tuesday night called "Bills All-Access". Some other local sports folks are hosting a competing event for free at a better time. You be the judge.

Dan Hope’s Buffalo Bills Depth Chart Projection: Mid-Preseason | Buffalo Bills Draft
Brad Smith is out as is Dorin Dickerson. He keeps nine offensive linemen and no fullback.

32 Observations: Preseason Week 2 - Pro Football Focus
Buffalo Bills: The Bills are looking very strong at offensive tackle. Cordy Glenn, Erik Pears and Sam Young have a combined 132 pass blocking snaps in the preseason, and in that time they have allowed no sacks, no hits, and two hurries.