Marcell Dareus returns and 5 other observations from Bills training camp [6:33 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"When you talk about the players, I don't think it is for the players at this moment in time. For us, we're just focusing on getting better each day."'
Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes trying to 'master' Jim Schwartz's defense [6:33 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I wouldn't say leadership, it just comes with the title," Spikes said after practice. "You know, the 'Mike' linebacker, he's responsible for getting everybody lined up, getting everybody in place so we can execute the scheme and the defense. That's just part of the job, so it comes with it."'
Two Buffalo Bills players treated at hospital for heat-related cramps [6:32 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Gragg is in competition with Lee Smith to be the Bills' third tight end, while Scott Chandler and Tony Moeaki have been getting most of the time with the first and second team offenses. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is Buffalo's second-string fullback.'
Marcell Dareus returns to Bills training camp, releases statement [6:32 PM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'These incidents are just the latest in a long line of off-the-field issues for Dareus, but he said he is prepared to put it all behind him.'
Bills TE Gragg in hospital because of heat cramps [6:31 PM]
AP reports: 'Marrone isn't providing any further details on Gragg's condition or when he was sent to the hospital.'
Bills DT Marcell Dareus wants to earn team's trust [6:31 PM]
AP reports: 'Dareus was arrested twice in the span of four weeks in May, and then reported to camp out of shape and failed a conditioning test Saturday.'
Bills' Dareus wants to make amends [6:30 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I'm just taking it day-by-day," Marrone said when asked if Dareus needs to earn back the trust of his coaches and teammates. "I think it's a point well taken when you ask how much of a distraction it is. For me, it's really not, when you talk about the players, I don't think it is for the players at this moment in time. For us, we're focusing on getting better each day."'
Bills' Marrone: Right guard is up for grabs [6:29 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Hairston has been getting time as an interior offensive linemen through three of the first four days of camp (the lone exception was when Seantrel Henderson could not practice and Hairston played left tackle), as well as through the duration of the three-day mandatory minicamp in June. A former offensive tackle at Clemson and then later on with the Bills, the fourth-year player is making his first legitimate move to the inside.'
Dareus releases statement on his return to camp [6:28 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'My focus will remain on achieving that goal one day at a time. I want to thank the Bills organization, coach Marrone and the coaching staff, my teammates and our fans for their continued support."'
Marcell Dareus' statement on returning to the Bills [6:27 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Right now, my focus is on earning the trust of my teammates, coaches and the fans while continuing to improve as a football player. I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals. There are things I need to work on professionally and personally to make sure I can be accountable to myself, my family, this team and this community.
Doug Marrone: ''We’re lucky to come into camp early'' [6:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I think we have a long way to go, and if there is one thing that it’s shown, it’s that we’re lucky to come into camp early and have these first couple days. I think we should all be grateful that we have this head start.'
Red zone and RG battle [6:24 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Wednesday’s morning practice brought the first red zone work of training camp. It was a pretty even battle inside the 20-yard line between the offense and defense.'
Moving Day in Buffalo [6:56 AM]
SI reports: 'Any experienced office mover will tell you: The best time to go treasure hunting is moving day. I start at Ralph Wilson Stadium, where I navigate safely past construction workers welding support beams, husky interns half-jogging to and from trucks, and into the visitor’s locker room where the rookies made their home during minicamp.'
Bills’ Bradham feels blessed [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I never want to be in that situation again. I’ll make sure I never put myself in that situation again,” Bradham said Tuesday after the Bills wrapped up their third day of training camp at St. John Fisher College. “That was one of the main things this offseason was refocusing, and not hanging around the guys who I was hanging around, because they’re not really friends. The guys who are out here grinding with me are my friends. That’s what I had to learn.”'
How was Tuesday’s practice? It depends on who is speaking [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Yeah, in the beginning,” Marrone agreed. “They finished strong, but it was not what we wanted.”'
Defense dominates [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jeff Tuel received some reps with the second team during Tuesday’s practice, and coach Doug Marrone declared the backup quarterback job behind EJ Manuel to be there for the taking between Tuel and Thad Lewis.'
Buffalo Bills belong at ‘The Ralph’ [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The Ralph” has certainly served us well and I’m sure can continue to do so for decades to come. Our current stadium has great bones and the necessary infrastructure along with a fieldhouse and administrative offices already in place.'
Bills offense struggles during Tuesday practice [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I thought we had a good day," Manuel said, a somewhat surprising response given the evidence of what transpired during the two-hour-plus session at St. John Fisher College. "It was the first third-down day so we have to continue to get better, but it was the first full pad practice and I thought we ran the ball well and threw the ball well."'
Bills have four Buffalo natives on roster [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“I dunked on Naaman in high school,” Williams said with a smile Tuesday. “They beat us — he played for St. Joe’s and I played at Riverside — but I dunked on him real bad. It was an ‘And one’ and the crowd was going crazy.”'
Curse of Doug Flutie or just rotten luck? [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Fourteen years out of the post-season, a collective record of 88-136, six different general managers, seven head coaches, 11 starting quarterbacks, and still the fans come. As if the Bills have bottled the secret to marketing mediocrity.'
Sammy Watkins to stop by Frontier Field [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins will make an autograph appearance on Monday, August 11 at Frontier Field.'
Spikes ready to lead defense [1:51 AM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: '“This is what it’s about,” said the new linebacker. “It was good to be back out and getting used to the pads again.”'
Former Syracuse linebacker Siriki Diabate assisting on Bills coaching staff for training camp [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Diabate, who played for Bills coach Doug Marrone, joins Chris McAlister and Myles Russ as 2014 Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship participants, the team announced Tuesday.'
Buffalo Bills sign linebacker Xavius Boyd, waive Darrin Kitchens [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Kitchens, a rookie out of Florida, had to be carted off the field, and coach Doug Marrone said on Tuesday that he would be out indefinitely. He was designated as waived/injured.'
Jeff Tuel pushing Thad Lewis for Bills backup quarterback job at training camp [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I looked at it quite a few times," Tuel said. "One of those things you look at the good, you look at the bad, you move on and you learn. It just seems like from where I am now to where I was then, already I feel like a different player. It's crazy just to think, it may sound funny to some, not even a year from it I feel like I know so much more now than I did then."'
Jerry Hughes continues strong play and 5 other observations from Buffalo Bills training camp [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Manuel was fine, but the Bills obviously don't want him taking hits in practice. What they do want, though, is that type of disruption and fire and Hughes, who had double-digit sacks for the first time in his career last year. Tuesday was a day Hughes had been waiting for as the Bills practiced in pads before the first time.'
Peter King thinks Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore will make the Pro Bowl in 2014 [1:46 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"That's the goal I always want to set for myself, even growing up," Gilmore said. "I want to make the Pro Bowl and I want to be the best cornerback on the field."'
Here’s why the Bills are so high on top pick Sammy Watkins [1:45 AM]
New York Post reports: '“The guy is making plays,” Marrone said, snapping back into the moment. “A lot of people are excited.”'
Marcell Dareus deserves support, but needs to help himself [1:44 AM]
USA Today reports: '"If he was a malicious guy and you looked him in the eye and he wasn't remorseful, you'd take a different course of action," Whaley told USA TODAY Sports. "But when you've been around this guy and you know him, you know he must make better choices."'
Bills QB, coach differ on offense's performance [1:43 AM]
AP reports: 'Marrone also wasn't pleased with Manuel's inability to get the ball off during several 7-on-7 drills, when the quarterback decided to take off and run. "I'm not fine with that," Marrone said. "I mean, it's 7-on-7. We want to throw the football down the field."'
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