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Buffalo Bills news, 7/8: Marquise Goodwin and the Olympics

Is it at all possible that a Buffalo Bills player could compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? Plus, team coverage continues to ramp up with camp less than two weeks away.


( Bills WR Marquise Goodwin's Leap from Track to the NFL
Marquise Goodwin says that if the Bills allow it and if the opportunity arises, he'd like to go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (He was a 2012 Olympian.) The opportunity may not arise, but if it does, it would be an interesting story to follow, for certain.

( Bills Focus: The Value of Aaron Williams
Entering his fourth year with a new contract in hand, Aaron Williams is more important than ever to the Bills - and Jim Schwartz knows it.

(WGR 550) Bills Camp Primer: Defensive End
Joe Buscaglia is back from vacation, and hits the ground running with a pre-camp look at where the Bills stand at defensive end.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: Number 20
Buscaglia carefully points out that he's building his Top 20 Talents list based "overall skill level, actual on the field performance and projection based on film study" before starting the series with Scott Chandler.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: Number 19
Buscaglia points out that Leodis McKelvin probably makes the Top 10 of this list based on pure talent - and that he is coming off his best season as a pro - but that questions about his consistency linger.

( Camp Countdown: Who are the training camp sleepers?
Sleeper lists are always a fan favorite, so be prepared for an influx of gushing about players like Kevin Elliott, Seantrel Henderson, and Stefan Charles, among others.

( Counting the Bills: Running backs
Mike Rodak's series looking at the Bills' finances position by position continues with running backs, where C.J. Spiller is the tenth-highest paid runner in the NFL.

(WGRZ) Questions facing Bills heading into Training Camp
Naturally, this Jonah Javad piece focuses on EJ Manuel and the defensive coordinator transition from Mike Pettine to Jim Schwartz.

(Shutdown Corner) Shutdown Countdown: Buffalo Bills desperate to end playoff drought
The key word here is "desperate," which the author assigns based almost solely on the Sammy Watkins trade that he wasn't a fan of.

( Jim Kelly to Buffalo Bills players: 'Put the Bills back in the playoffs'
The context of Jim Kelly's words to Bills players on the final day of minicamp back in June was conveyed by safety Jonathan Meeks in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio.

(Buffalo News) Making a case that Jim Kelly's college depth chart was more remarkable than the 1983 QB draft class
I had no idea that Jim Kelly played at Miami with Vinny Testaverde, Mark Richt, Kyle Vanderwende and Bernie Kosar until Tim Graham pointed it out in an article last week. He makes a different sort of argument here.

( Buffalo Bills' top play: Wide Right
The plays highlighted in this series were crowdsourced, so don't blame Rodak for this play coming up at random.