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Buffalo Bills news, 8/14: risers, fallers at Bills-Steelers practice, Day 1

The Bills and the Steelers practiced against each other on Wednesday, in what was described as the most physical training camp practice of the season for Buffalo. These are the reactions from those that saw it live.

Brett Carlsen

(Pittsburgh Tribune Review) Steelers, Bills play nice during joint practice
There were a few small skirmishes between the Bills and Steelers on Wednesday, but Mike Tomlin praised both sides for their "etiquette" nonetheless.

(Washington Observer-Reporter) Steelers find engaging practice partner in Bills
Among the Bills players that took issue with something in practice yesterday: C.J. Spiller, who emerged from the bottom of a pile-up hot.

(Associated Press) Bills find engaging dance partner in Steelers
EJ Manuel took reps with the first-team offense, as usual, but also saw some second-team reps against the Steelers in practice, as well.

(WGR 550) Bills Training Camp Observations: Day 16
Joe Buscaglia came away quite impressed with the efforts of Cyril Richardson on Wednesday, while also noting that Kraig Urbik struggled at left guard.

( Pittsburgh Steelers knock Buffalo Bills back in joint practice
Mike Rodak's impression of Buffalo's offense against Pittsburgh's defense in 11-on-11s? He invokes the phrase "hit by a truck."

( Buffalo Bills Camp Report: Day 25
More from Rodak, who notes that Manuel has a tendency to downplay his negative plays from practice.

( Doug Whaley pushing team out of comfort zone, and 5 observations from Bills-Steelers practice
Matthew Fairburn agrees that the Steelers set the tone of the practice, but also praises Buffalo's run defense for a strong afternoon on Wednesday.

( Bills Roundup: Practicing with Steelers in Latrobe
Chris Brown drops the news and highlights from day one of Bills-Steelers practices in this video.

(The Buffalo News) Tim Graham & Jay Skurski from Latrobe
Another video from yesterday's Bills-Steelers practice, this time from the TBN dudes.

( 4 things to take from Wednesday’s practice
Chris Brown liked what he saw from Buffalo's tight ends on Wednesday. (Tony Moeaki, by the way, was not on the field.)

( Bills coach: Cyrus Kouandjio could be Venus de Milo
Per Graham, Bills line coach Pat Morris likened Cyrus Kouandjio to Venus de Milo on Wednesday, which confused everyone who didn't think to just type Venus de Milo into a search engine. (It's a very famous statue with no arms.)

( "Put it in the Sky" – JMS 8/13
Busy night on The John Murphy Show, with Doug Marrone, Doug Whaley, Aaron Williams, and Mike Williams all stopping by, plus more.

( Doug Whaley: "Let's See How Our Guys Respond"
( Doug Marrone Press Conference Part 1
( Doug Marrone Press Conference Part 2
( EJ Manuel: "I Was Proud With the Way We Competed"
The Bills' GM, head coach, and quarterback all spoke with reporters before or after practice on Wednesday.

( EJ Manuel pays close attention to Ben Roethlisberger; Bills want to replicate Steelers' success
Manuel is sneaking peaks at Ben Roethlisberger this week, hoping to learn a little more about how to approach practices as a professional quarterback.

(The Buffalo News) Bills' Hughes making it happen with sky-high confidence
One of the questions asked of Whaley yesterday: whether or not the team has begun negotiations with Jerry Hughes, who is enjoying a very strong training camp.