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Buffalo Bills 2013 Training Camp Preview

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REPORT DATES: July 22 (rookies), July 27 (veterans)

SITE: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, NY

CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: With Ryan Fitzpatrick now in Tennessee, new Bills coach Doug Marrone's first order of business is finding a long term answer at quarterback because newcomer Kevin Kolb isn't the answer. In the end, all the Ryan Nassib talk prior to the draft was just that but Marrone had a signal- caller in mind -- Florida State's E.J. Manuel, a very raw prospect, who will be asked to hit the ground running after being selected No. 16 overall. Buffalo was able to prop up the weapons around the QB position by drafting receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin in an effort to find a complement to Stevie Johnson. Woods, a USC product, was probably the best route-runner available and a player who has been in a pro-style offense for years. On the other side of the ball, Mario Williams needs to step it up and become a dominant player again while rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, a pretty instinctive guy, will be asked to step in immediately.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):

Aug 11 - at Indianapolis, 1:30 PM Aug 16 - vs. Minnesota, 7:00 PM Aug 24 - at Washington, 4:30 PM Aug 29 - vs. Detroit, 7:00 PM

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