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Batten to miss some time

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2010 – 7:53 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey didn’t provide a specific timetable on how long sixth-round pick Danny Batten might be out with his shoulder injury, but admitted the linebacker’s ailment to not minor.

“Danny hit his shoulder nad it’s a fairly significant injury and we’re going to have to look and see how long that takes for him to get back,” Gailey said.


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Batten out

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2010 – 8:31 am

Rookie OLB Danny Batten won’t be practicing this morning.

Batten right arm is in a sling after suffering an apparent shoulder injury.

On his way out to practice this morning Batten said he’d be alright.

Head coach Chan Gailey is scheduled to address the media following the night practice.


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Batten injured

Posted by Chris Brown on August 1, 2010 – 4:09 pm

OLB Danny Batten has left practice early.

Athletic trainers were looking at his shoulder. He’s heade to the locker room.


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2 6th rounders in

Posted by Chris Brown on July 28, 2010 – 11:57 am

Just rolling into camp are the two 6th round rookies.

Arthur Moats and Danny Batten pulled up to the St. John Fisher campus. Been all rookies to this point.


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Draft day tales

Posted by Chris Brown on May 3, 2010 – 9:38 am

Buffalo drafted a pair of linebackers in the sixth round on day 3 of the 2010 NFL draft. Both Arthur Moats and Danny Batten shared some of their draft day experiences in journal entries.

Appearing on NFL.com both Moats and Batten shared some interesting developments. Come round six a few teams were hot on the trail of Moats in addition to the Bills.

For Batten he’s just glad he’s got an NFL destination.


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Batten’s road to South Dakota

Posted by Chris Brown on April 28, 2010 – 8:30 am

It’s not often that a promising high school football player from Arizona winds up at South Dakota State. Bills 6th-round pick Danny Batten took the time to explain to Buffalobills.com.

Batten attended a newer high school (Mesquite), which didn’t have a lot of tradition with respect to their football team. His senior year their record wasn’t all that great either.

“We went 3-7 my senior year so we weren’t phenomenal,” Batten told Buffalobills.com. “I had a lot of coaches from other schools that helped me get recruited. All of the (college) coaches that I knew came to every game. I had a lot of phone calls and I had a lot of interest, but the offers never came. It was extremely frustrating, but life goes on and you make the best every situation.”

Batten did that and more earning Missouri Valley Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors as as senior at South Dakota St. Not getting offered by the larger schools, including the ones in his home state of Arizona only added fuel to the fire. He wound up choosing South Dakota St. because they were interested from the get go that never changed.

“They never let up,” he said. “They felt like a good fit. I wanted to go somewhere bigger, but it really wasn’t an option coming out of high school. So I took my opportunity and ran with it and honored that commitment by staying.”


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Position moves for Moats and Batten

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2010 – 5:47 pm

Buffalo’s two linebackers taken in the sixth round played a good portion of their career with their hands on the ground as pass rushers up on the line. Both Arthur Moats and Danny Batten project to linebacker and head coach Chan Gailey outlined specifically where they’ll be lining up.

“We’ll play Moats inside and Batten outside,” said Gailey. “They’re both guys that you’ve got to kind of look at their size, speed, toughness and intelligence and say they can make that move. We feel like they both have that kind of quality to be able to do that. Even though Batten played inside in the Texas vs. Nation game we feel he’s better suited as an outside guy. He’s taller and has the range to be at that spot better than Arthur does.”


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Bills 2nd sixth rounder is a LB

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2010 – 1:41 pm

Buffalo went for the daily double at the linebacker position in the sixth round taking Danny Batten out of South Dakota State.


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