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The 2014 Bills are two days away from their preseason opener, but all eyes are on Andre Reed and the "Buffalo weekend" forthcoming in Canton, Ohio.

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(The Buffalo News) Wilson’s intent for Bills a mystery
TBN has read Mr. Wilson's will, but it offers no insight into his direction laid forth for the Bills. Those details are in a separate trust agreement that will not be made public.

(BuffaloBills.com) Andre Reed’s one Hall of Fame regret
Andre Reed discusses Mr. Wilson's legacy heading into Hall of Fame weekend.

(The Buffalo News) Toughness and work ethic propel Reed to Hall of Fame
Mark Gaughan, who advocated for Reed's Hall of Fame candidacy on a yearly basis, profiles the former Bills wideout in advance of his enshrinement.

(The Buffalo News) Andre played like a giant in Bills’ big games
Another big one from Gaughan, this time talking about how awesome Reed was in critical moments for the Bills.

(WIVB) Andre Reed - Hall of Fame 2014
WIVB's photo gallery from Reed's playing career.

(The Buffalo News) Kelly wouldn’t miss Reed’s big day for the world
Jerry Sullivan writes about the "Buffalo weekend" about to take place in Canton, with quotes from Jill Kelly, Steve Tasker, and Chris Berman. This is a must-read.

(BuffaloBills.com) Why the Hall of Fame wait was so long for Andre Reed
Chris Brown recaps the lengthy process of getting Reed into the Hall, with plenty of quotes from those involved, including Gaughan.

(BuffaloBills.com) Andre Reed: "A joy to coach" – JMS 7/31
Charlie Joiner, a Hall of Fame wideout and Reed's position coach for eight years, joined The John Murphy Show on Thursday to talk about his former protege. Jim Monos and Todd Downing also joined to discuss the 2014 Bills.

(WGR 550) Bills Training Camp Observations: Day 10
More to like from EJ Manuel highlights Joe Buscaglia's Thursday practice recap. Also: as the Bills shuffled guards, Kyle Williams had a field day.

(The Buffalo News) Bills notebook: Only two tight ends healthy for game against Giants
It's sounding like the Bills may only have two tight ends dressed for Sunday night's preseason opener in Canton: Chris Gragg and Dominique Jones.

(ESPN.com) Buffalo Bills Camp Report: Day 12
Players that played left guard with the ones on Thursday after Chris Williams (toe) left: Cyril Richardson, Antoine McClain, and J.J. 'Unga.

(Syracuse.com) EJ Manuel happy with offensive line despite Chris Williams injury, and 5 observations from Bills training camp
Matthew Fairburn's Thursday report includes praise for Nickell Robey and an upsurge in reps for T.J. Graham.

(BuffaloBills.com) Bills Roundup: Thursday's News and Highlights
Brown's video recap of Thursday's session, which as usual includes highlights.

(BuffaloBills.com) 4 things to take from Thursday’s practice
Another day, another several paragraphs of praise for the camp efforts of Chris Hogan.

(BuffaloBills.com) Can't Miss Play: Sammy Watkins 98 Yard Touchdown
Well, that was a thing of beauty, Manuel and Sammy Watkins.

(BuffaloBills.com) Can't Miss Play: EJ Manuel to Chris Hogan
Speaking of Hogan, this was a pretty sweet catch from Thursday's practice.

(BuffaloBills.com) Doug Marrone Thursday Press Conference
In Thursday's post-practice media session, Marrone confirmed Williams' toe injury, a lower body injury for Lee Smith, and said that playing time considerations for the Giants game won't be made until after Friday's practice.

(The Buffalo News) Gilmore going at full tilt
Jay Skurski profiles Stephon Gilmore, who has had a fairly strong training camp, with quotes from Marrone, Manuel, and Gilmore himself.

(Democrat & Chronicle) Ross Cockrell duking it out for roster spot
Sal Maiorana profiles rookie cornerback Ross Cockrell, who made a grievous error in not watching enough Duke basketball as an undergrad.

(The Buffalo News) EJ Manuel says film study of NFL's top quarterbacks has paid off
Manuel studied some obvious names this offseason (Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson), but the most interesting name on his list is Nick Foles, given the tempo similarities between offenses in Buffalo and Philadelphia.

(ESPN.com) Buffalo Bills offensive players to watch Sunday
Mike Rodak spotlights some offensive players to keep track of on Sunday evening. Seantrel Henderson tops the list for me.

(Syracuse.com) Doug Marrone, Tom Coughlin give Bills-Giants Hall of Fame Game a Syracuse feel
For real, there are a ton of Syracuse connections for this preseason game. Ryan Nassib, y'all!

(Dallas Morning News) Texas A&M settles on ’12th Man’ trademark dispute with Buffalo Bills fans
Good. Those silly articles from a month ago are now a distant memory.