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Buffalo Bills news, 8/8: Alex Carrington turning heads

Defensive lineman Alex Carrington has locked down a starting spot and more in today's collected links from Buffalo Bills training camp.

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Bills Camp: Day 9 Practice Notes - WGR 550

Joe Buscaglia's thorough piece was the best recap of practice on Wednesday. If you want to read about practice from someone who was there, click this link.

Alex Carrington emerges as a force for Bills - The Buffalo News

Carrington is taking it one day at a time while folks around him are predicting big things.

Practice Notes, Aug. 7th -
"News and notes from Bills camp on August 7." You can also see/read interviews with Nate Hackett, Mike Pettine, and Doug Marrone from Wednesday at

Bills Roundup: Oline Shuffle, Wednesday Highlights -
"The Bills had an offensive line shuffle at practice on Wednesday with Thomas Welch getting first team reps, coach Marrone talks about Kevin Kolb's return, plus check out the top plays from practice."

Just soreness for McKelvin -
Marrone: "He came back from injury and boom jumped in there and took all the reps. So there’s a point where all that soreness comes in. But we are very happy because we’ve gotten a lot of snaps with him from very early in camp."

Silva never spoke to Marrone -
"I don’t know his situation, but 99 percent of the time I’d be like, ‘No, let’s clear that up and move on and go,’" said Marrone. "But if it’s a case of I don’t know if I want to be on a team or compete, in my experience I think it’s been very hard to try to talk somebody into playing."

Bills tinkering around with O-line - The Buffalo News
Doug Marrone talked about his strategy for game day active offensive linemen when discussing the carousel up front yesterday.

Buffalo Bills' Dustin Hopkins hitting the mark | Democrat and Chronicle
Marc Dovi profiles Buffalo's rookie kicker including his major, minor, and Masters he earned in four years at Florida State.

Video: Expanded role for C.J. Spiller - ESPN AFC East Blog
"Mike Rodak reacts to Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's statement that running back C.J. Spiller will get the ball until he throws up."

Showtime documentary on racism highlights former Bills Marlin Briscoe, James Harris - The Buffalo News
"The pioneers include two former Bills – Marlin Briscoe and James Harris – who experienced humiliation in the late 1960s and early 1970s when stereotypes and racism made the quarterback position one for whites only in the National Football League."