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[BN] Blitz Bills newsletter: What to know for Thursday, Sept. 14

Bills' starting cornerback E.J. Gaines should be good to go for Sunday's game, coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday. Gaines suffered the only notable injury from Week One.

What do the Bills like in new LB Jelani Jenkins? McDermott addressed that Wednesday, pointing to Jenkins' athleticism, but failed to mention how soon Jenkins could see action.

What's up with Dareus II: Tuesday's newsletter asked what was up with Dareus after playing 59% of defensive snaps in the opener. Kimberely A. Martin took that a step further in Wednesday's column.

"Beneath the surface, under all of those clichéd responses and rehearsed lines, lies the truth behind the awkward relationship between Dareus — a talented player who can’t seem to get out of his own way at times — and an organization that has shown itself to only be committed to him financially." Martin wrote.

The Bills are facing some all-time competition this year: Shutting down Josh McCown was great, but the Bills may be facing Hall-of-Fame QBs in one-third of their schedule this season, Jerry Sullivan wrote.

Is Aaron Williams considering a comeback? Williams worked out with the Chiefs, who might be in need of a safety after Eric Berry's injury.

But after those horrific neck injuries, is Williams really looking for more football? He joined The Tim Graham Show Wednesday to discuss.

‘Tim Graham Show’ Podcast: Jordan Poyer on his Bills debut, McDermott’s defense, chemistry with Micah Hyde

McCoy's longevity on display: LeSean McCoy mentioned Wednesday that when he was younger, he would compare his stats to how Adrian Peterson did that week. Now, it's mostly younger running backs atop the league leaders, but McCoy's still there as he nears 30.

Webb does it all: Speaking about the versatility of Joe Webb, coach Sean McDermott referred to his third-string QB/special teams ace/potential wide receiver as being "like a video game."

If he's so great, why was he available?

"I don’t know," McDermott said. "I mean, that’s a question for Carolina at this point."

Power rankings roundup: The Bills' win over the Jets barely moved the needle in NFL Power Rankings. (In some cases, they moved backwards.)

Cam Newton 'a little bit rusty': That was according to Panthers coach Ron Rivera after Week One. But, McDermott countered, Newton was the MVP for a reason.

Mark Gaughan's Big-Play Breakdown: Luke Kuechly makes middle a danger zone

Scouting report: The Bills will need more from Tyrod Taylor in the downfield department against the Panthers, Jay Skurski wrote.

X's and O's: To run or not to run is the Cam Newton question, Mark Gaughan writes.

Video: Our team previews the Bills' Week Two matchup at Carolina.

Quotes: Review press conferences from McDermott, McCoy, Tyrod Taylor and more.

Podcast: Are there any former Bills that should be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Vic Carucci's Take Five: Bills' defensive challenge takes leap against Newton

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