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Buffalo Bills news, 6/10: final week of OTAs

The final week of Bills OTAs began on Monday.

Brett Carlsen

Bills Roundup: Defense Solid on Monday - VIDEO -

"The third week of organized team activities kicked off on Monday, with the defense having a very active workout, and Stephon Gilmore excited about getting back on the field after offseason surgery."

Brandon Spikes: "We're Gonna Shock the World" - VIDEO -

"The Bills linebacker talks about how the defense is coming together, being a leader on defense, and playing special teams for the first time in a long time.'


OTA 7 – Defense breaking on ball -
"They’ve had their hands on some passes here and there through the course of organized team activity practices, but on Monday Buffalo’s defense logged the most pass breakups thus far. Jim Schwartz’s unit thwarted nine attempted passes by Bills quarterbacks and turned three of them into interceptions."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Goodwin Hurt And Leaves Early
Paul Hamilton breaks down the injuries and discusses EJ Manuel's rough day.

Buffalo Bills beginning final week of OTAs - ESPN
"With two weeks of OTAs in the books, we've been monitoring the injury status of several players. Here's an update: "

Team Sale

Golisano's right: Why spend now on Bills stadium? - Democrat and Chronicle
"Regardless of whether Golisano buys the Bills, a dose of his fiscal common sense is in order. Show better judgment. Don't make keeping the Bills in western New York any more expensive than it need be."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Don't Need Billion Dollar Stadium
Howard Simon says he doesn't think a new stadium thing needs to be as expensive as has been discussed.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Lt. Governor: 90-100% Certain Bills Will Stay In WNY
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy was a guest on WGR on Monday and said he is somewhat confident the team will stay here."I always stop short of saying 100% because I really have no idea who is going to buy the team, it has not been determined yet" Duffy said.  "But I would say I’m in the 90% to 100 range of  the Bills staying in Buffalo and Western New York. I feel pretty confident about that, and that’s just my gut feeling."

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Da'Norris Searcy: "We're a lot better" - AUDIO -
"Bills Safety Da'Norris Searcy joined The John Murphy Show to discuss the Bills defensive backfield, his chance at filling in at linebacker, and the nickname they have for Corey Graham."

Inside The Bills | Merriman: The Bills are a Playoff Team – JMS 6/9
Merriman: "It’s obviously going to change the dimension of your defense and of your team because Brandon Spikes is coming from a situation that he’s accustomed to winning. Whenever you get a guy from winning organizations and they come over to organizations who have not won at much in the past, they know immediately that something is not right in the locker room, something is not right in the preparation, just all around."

Ex-49er Dixon brings enthusiasm to the Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I’m a high-energy guy, that’s what I do," Dixon said after a Bills spring practice last week. "I bring the noise. I also bring the pain. … I’m just trying to set the tone, set the tempo. I’m definitely trying to make plays and just mesh with my teammates, get the chemistry going so we can win games."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Robey Had To Prove Himself Again
Nickell Robey talks about going undrafted, his light bulb moments from his first season, the transition to Jim Schwartz and more with Paul Hamilton.

Brandon Spikes: Bills' defense will turn heads - ESPN
"But if the Bills' defense can hold their opponents to fewer yards, their chances of finishing with a winning record are strong. Over the past five seasons, no team that has finished in the NFL's top five in yards allowed per game has finished with a losing record:"

65th Annual Rochester Press Radio Club Dinner - VIDEO -
"The 65th annual Rochester Press Radio Club Day of Champion Dinner honoring the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl-era teams, featuring Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, Steve Tasker, and Darryl Talley." Mary Wilson and Russ Brandon were there, too.

Inside The Bills | Jim Kelly released from the hospital
"Kelly completed chemo and radiation treatments late last month, and will now wait two to three months to determine if further treatment may be needed."