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Buffalo Bills news, 6/2: too-early conclusions from first week of OTAs

It's way too early to start speculating from unpadded workouts, right? Wrong.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Kelly’s battle keeps him away from fundraiser - Sports - The Buffalo News

Jim Kelly's celebrity gala went on last night despite the namesake not being in attendance. Read some quotes from Kelly's brother and some folks who were in attendance.

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Buffalo Bills mailbag: Manny Lawson draws questions - ESPN
Mike Rodak doesn't think Manny Lawson is a lock for the roster. It would be a cap savings of less than $1 million if released, but if he doesn't fit the new defense, it's not outside the realm of possibility. Rodak also discusses the possibility of a trade. The other noteworthy piece in this opinion article is speculation on a long-term deal for C.J. Spiller, where Rodak says despite a soft market this offseason, Spiller will command a strong offer next spring.

Noting early trends in Buffalo Bills' OTAs - ESPN
As we've been telling you all offseason, Nickell Robey has been relegated to the backup nickel corner with the addition of Corey Graham. Rodak also makes note of Spiller and Fred Jackson in the same backfield, and he discusses the back end of the running back rotation, as well.

Buffaloed | New York Post
"Let the Bills pay for their own stadium, and let New York taxpayers off the hook." This is an opinion piece. And a bad one.

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Probability of Making the 2014 Buffalo Bills Roster: June Edition - Buffalowdown
Here's a good conversation-starter on the odds of players making the final roster, broken up by position group.

Scouting the Bills Veteran Additions: What Chris Williams Brings to the Buffalo Bills | Buffalo Bills Draft
Read about WIlliams' career, strengths, and weaknesses in this excellent breakdown.

Sophomore Spotlight: Jeff Tuel | Buffalo Bills Draft
Sophomore Spotlight: Nickell Robey | Buffalo Bills Draft

Early Impressions Regarding Team Chemistry | Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
Lots of speculation in this piece taken from press conferences and videos. I'm not sure I'm on board with the team chemistry idea yet.

Projecting EJ Manuel's Second Season | Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
Most of us wouldn't be happy if these numbers came to fruition.

Position Battles to Watch in Bills' OTAs: Right Tackle | Forged in Buffalo
"The Bills have high hopes for Kouandjio, taking him with their second round draft pick. However, expect the 6’7″ Henderson to be a dark horse in this position battle. Henderson has a lot of talent and potential, and if he can stay concentrated and focused he could be a very good player for years to come."

Here’s Your Chance to Play "Place That Stadium!" | Buffalo Rising
Want a chance to drag and drop the footprint of a current NFL stadium into the Buffalo region to see if the space would work? Head over here.

Are you sick of Bills ownership news? I sure am. Here’s why.. | Buffalo Wins
At least one fan is fed up with the talk around ownership.