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Buffalo Bills news, 9/4: Jairus Byrd, EJ Manuel injury updates

The off day provided some opportunity for injury updates all over the Bills' depleted roster.

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Jairus Byrd's injury sounds like season-long headache for player, team - The Buffalo News
"There is no 'cure' for the injury. Instead, a combination of rest, icing and stretching is most often utilized to treat the condition."

Legursky’s injury not as serious as first believed - The Register-Herald
"We have a time in our heads but we’re keeping that close to the vest," Legursky said. "We have five healthy, quality guys who are ready to go at a moment’s notice. Hopefully I can get back soon."

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Bills sign K Dan Carpenter -
"For the second straight week injury has prompted the Bills to sign a free agent at a position of need. Buffalo signed free agent kicker Dan Carpenter Tuesday after a reported injury was suffered by rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins."

Inside The Bills | Wild couple of weeks for Bills new kicker
Dan Carpenter's August reads like a Johnny Cash song. I've been to Miami, Arizona, New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, Buffalo...

Inside The Bills | Belichick has respect for Kiko’s game
"Good size, athletic guy, runs well, can cover a lot of ground, sideline to sideline," said Belichick. "Physical player, they blitz him, he comes hard as a blitzer. He’s got good range, good tackler. It looks like he’s been a good addition to their defense, gives them some speed, gives them speed and athleticism and some power as well. It looks like he has a good combination of skills."

Inside The Bills | Why EJ & Tuel splitting reps won’t hurt
"We’re not worried because we’re kind of doubling the reps so we’re not getting shortchanged anywhere as we go," said Marrone. "And we’ve had extra reps. So we’ll probably have more reps than the first team would ever have during the season."

Fresh start benefits Bills’ Easley - The Buffalo News
"I try not to focus on that, but I know there were a lot of people that counted me out. It’s understandable, I guess," Easley said. "People say I’m injury prone — I’ve only really been hurt one or two times. One was an illness, so I wouldn’t really count that as an injury. If you want to write me off, that’s fine. I know what I’m capable of. I know my ability. I know I can still play. I’ve got a lot of football in me."

Eric Wood's extension adds four years - ESPN
"So which Bills players might be next in line for a new deal? Tight end Scott Chandler and defensive lineman Alex Carrington may be the top candidates. Both are set to become free agents next spring, and Carrington in particular has impressed the new coaching staff." See Wood's base salary in each season if you'd like.

Power Rankings: Buffalo Bills No. 30 - ESPN
"From this perspective, the ranking might be a little harsh. I could see the Bills as high as No. 27 or No. 28 (are the Jacksonville Jaguars really better?), but until Doug Marrone's new regime in Buffalo shows what they're made of, it's hard to rank the Bills any higher than that."

Doug Marrone fills veteran role to rookie QBs Jeff Tuel, EJ Manuel - ESPN
"If you don’t have that (veteran), then it has to come from someone else. With the quarterback position that comes from me on game day," Marrone said. "I’ll grab them, talk to them. I’ll do those things; I’ll take care of it."

Patriots vs. Bills Preview: Introducing the Bills - Pats Pulpit
"With roster cuts now in the rearview mirror, we turn our attention to the New England Patriots' week one regular season (yes, regular season!) opponent, the Buffalo Bills."

Five (or six) players to watch in Week 1 game against the Patriots - Auburn Pub
"When you're watching the Bills-Patriots game Sunday, here is a handful of players you should watch for:"

Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel ready for opener vs. New England Patriots, according to sources - FOX Sports
"According to a source, Bills first-round pick EJ Manuel practiced on Tuesday and the quarterback is now 'healthy and ready to go for Week 1.'"