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Bills roundup: Thurman Thomas sees '10 or 11 wins'

By Tim Graham

Buffalo Bills excitement isn't limited to the fans or the media that have turned them into a chic playoff pick.

Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas is pumped up, too. Thomas told Jamestown Post-Journal reporter Scott Kindberg this week the Bills should win double-digit games and will go to the postseason for the first time since he was on the roster.

"I'm definitely going to say playoffs,'' said Thomas, a guest instructor for the Fundamental Football Camp at Chautauqua Lake Central School in Mayville. ''I saw the schedule and I saw 10 or 11 wins.

"As a former player, it all depends on health. The last couple years, the Bills have had more players on injured reserve than anyone in the National Football League. Everybody looks good on paper.''

Elsewhere around the Internet ...

* Olean Times Herald columnist Chuck Pollock scrutinizes the Bills' decision not to adopt the NFL's new blackout policy.

* editor Brian Galliford explains why wide receiver David Nelson often gets identified as a tight end.

* The Associated Press reports former Bills receiver Terrell Owens has gotten caught up on missed child-support payments to the mother of his 7-year-old daughter and has signed a new agreement for future payments.

* Also from the AP, former Bills running back Marshawn Lynch was charged formally with driving under the influence and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 14.

* In case you missed it, Hannah Buehler of has the story of Robert J. Hall, who needed almost 30,000 Legos and more than four years to build a Ralph Wilson Stadium replica.

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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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