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BDC 8/27: Bills vs. Steelers Recap

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 27, 2012 – 10:48 am


DAILY REPORT

–The Buffalo Bills yesterday released the following nine players: LB Danny Batten, WR David Clowney, DE Sean Ferguson, CB Prince Miller, TE Fendi Onobun, DT Jay Ross, WR Derek Session, DB Nick Sukay, OG Jake Vermiglio. Buffalo also announced that TE Mike Caussin has been placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform. Caussin was placed on Active/Physically Unable to Perform on July 25th. The team also reached an injury settlement with DB Josh Nesbitt and released him from Injured Reserve. Nesbitt was Waived/Injured on August 22nd.Buffalo’s roster now stands at 75 players.

— The Buffalo Bills were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 on Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium in front of 67,383 fans. RB Fred Jackson put the Bills on top early by carrying the ball three times and punching it in for a score on the Bills second drive of the game, giving Buffalo a 7-0 lead. DE Mario Williams’ anchored the other side of the ball for the Bills in the early going, tallying his first two sacks of the preseason in the first half to help the Buffalo defense hold the Steelers scoreless until midway through the second quarter. The Bills wouldn’t be able to hold onto their lead with the Steelers controlling the second half and scoring 24 unanswered points. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 7-of-18 for 89 yards on the night. WR Stevie Johnson led the Bills in receiving, grabbing three catches for 36 yards.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey
On the special team’s performance being very consistent:
“(They are) playing well. They have done a great job. The punters have done a good job, had another good punt return or two tonight. They have done some good things. They really have. I was glad to see Brad (Smith) with the kickoff return. That was great.”

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

WR Stevie Johnson led the Bills in receiving, grabbing three catches for 36 yards.


Bills DE Mario Williams recorded his first two sacks of the preseason on Saturday night.

Bills RB Fred Jackson ran for 34 yards on seven carries in the first half of Saturday’s game and registered the team’s only touchdown.


DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Preseason is cause for alarm

Buffalo News-Curtains for Bills in preseason duel

Buffalo News-Defense improved, but Fitz off target

Buffalo News-Defense is disappointed about Steelers’ drive

Buffalo News-Clowney, Batten among nine cuts

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills fall flat in loss to Pittsburgh Steelers

Associated Press-Bills release 9, including WR Clowney, LB Batten

New York Times – New Arrivals Change the Bills’ Attitude

Wellsville Daily Reporter-Brown’s two TDs lead Steelers’ rout of Bills

Toronto Sun-Steelers run over Bills

SportsNet-Grading the Bills’ performance

The Sports Network-Pittsburgh 38, Buffalo 7 

The Sports Network-Bills release nine, including WR Clowney

NFL.com-Ryan Fitzpatrick aims to recapture magic for Buffalo Bills

BuffaloBills.com-Bills release nine; Caussin to Reserve PUP 

Buffalo Bills.com-Q & A: CB Ron Brooks

BuffaloBills.com-Bills can’t sustain early rhythm in loss to Steelers

BuffaloBills.com-Special teams looking regular-season ready

BuffaloBills.com-Transcripts: Bills-Steelers

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Bitter Taste For Bills D-Line
Pre WK 3 Can’t-Miss Play: Johnson’s flying reception
Bills Roundup: Turnovers, Sloppy Play Prove Costly
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference
Kids gather at Ralph Wilson Stadium
Steelers vs. Bills highlights  

WGR 550
Hot Reads from Bills/Steelers
Early Bills cuts coming in via Twitter
Sideline Reactions: Steelers 38 – Bills 7
Steelers Rip Bills 38-7
Bills’ still need a lot of work 

NFL.com
Steelers vs. Bills highlights
Nelson 25-yard catch 

WIVB
Bills trim roster
Bills fall to 0-3 in preseason 

WKBW
Bills Fall to Steelers 38-7 

WGRZ
Bills Cut 9, Roster Down to 75
Bills Sunday Breakdown
Steelers Crush Bills 38-7 

WHAM
Bills Reportedly have traded for QB
Bills release 9, including WR Clowney, LB Batten 

YNN
Fitzpatrick unrattled after performance
Bills drop third preseason game to Steelers 

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Report: Bills trying to land QB Jackson in trade, Cuts were mainly back end of roster, McGee not sure when he’ll be old self, McGee not sure when he’ll be old self, Dareus wants better, Bills that are practice squad eligible, Stevie on the offense, 98-yd drive didn’t wipe away positives, Chan on 1st team pass pro, Incompletions due partly to miscommunication, Fred feels offense will be alright, Fitz still very confident, Just cramps for Gilmore, Last minute change, 3 Bills inactive for game, QB rotation might only be Fitz & Young, McGee and Rogers to play after halftime, Bradham to see work at SLB, 3 man race for 4th DE spot

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Observation deck: Bills-Steelers 

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
David Clowney among 9 released by Bills
Mostly meaningless, but …
Video: News wraps up Bills’ loss
Points after: Steelers 38, Bills 7
Warm (too warm) greetings from The Ralph
What to look for in tonight’s Steelers at Bills game 

Around the League (NFL.com)
Lessons learned from Saturday’s preseason games 

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Release Nine, Down To 75 Active Players
Steelers 38, Bills 7: Strong Buffalo Start Gets Ugly
Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: What To Watch For
Buffalo Bills’ Marcus Easley Is Practice Squad Eligible, Per Report 

Pro Football Weekly
Bills release WR Clowney, LB Batten
Steelers starters get better of Bills in tuneup 

NFL Rapid Reports
Preseason Week 3: Bills — stock up, down                    
Bills Notebook: Team remains confident despite offensive struggles
Bills vs. Steelers: Lineup changes
Bills Bubble Watch: Can Buffalo afford to keep an extra kicker?
Bills: What to keep an eye on against Steelers


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