Wingin' It in Buffalo [4:46 PM]
ESPN reports: 'I have looked forward to visiting Buffalo ever since I met Scooter almost two decades ago, and he immediately began raving about his hometown. He has long driven me nuts by naming every athlete who ever played or lived in the city, and when I finally reached the Queen City this weekend and met his family, I found out where he gets it from. They're even more like Scooter than Scooter is.'
Ahanotu agrees to one-year deal with Bills [1:25 PM]
AP reports: '"He is super excited," said Ahanotu's agent, Scott Langley. "The Bills are a storied franchise and he wants to help them."'
Bills Sign Chidi Ahanotu [12:21 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: St. John Fisher College - The Bills today announced that the team has signed defensive end Chidi Ahanotu (pronounced CHEE-dee uh-HAHN-uh-too).
Ahanotu Inks With the Bills [11:29 AM]
Empire reports: Defensive end Chidi Ahanotu has signed with the team and is expected to be available for the Monday afternoon practice session. The agreement is a one-year deal.
Pat Williams: Working In The Trenches [10:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: He is a 6-foot-3, 310-pound Cinderella…a Cinderella story that is. Sixth year pro Pat Williams has elevated himself from an undrafted rookie free agent in 1997 to a key member of the 2002 Bills team defense. Working his way through the trenches known as the defensive line he is making his presence known.
Two Minute Drill… With Larry Centers [10:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Fullback Larry Centers on his 2002 teammates.
Undrafted Bills making names for themselves [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here's how some of the young free agents are doing as the Bills enter the final week of training camp at St. John Fisher College...'
Keeping Price comes in handy [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'He's no All-Pro, he's no superstar, but you don't last 10 years in the NFL without having done a few things well along the way, and that's why the Buffalo Bills are thrilled they were able to re-sign Price last Friday.'
Henry making strides on the ground [5:17 AM]
D and C reports: 'Henry is reveling in the fact that Bledsoe is here, and Rob Johnson isn't.'
Buffalo Bills fan of the day [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: '"I was at the opening (preseason) game and Drew Bledsoe really took charge. He got right up after that first sack and took them right down the field. You wouldn't have seen that with Rob (Johnson) last year."'
Price practices after signing with Bills [7:44 PM]
AP reports: '"We're so young there," said Bills team president Tom Donahoe. "Although we like a lot of our guys, Shawn gives us some experience. He did a good job for us last year, when he played hurt. Ahanotu wanted a couple of days to think about our offer, and we'll probably get his decision the early part of next week."'
Balanced Bills get offense running [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Last week we came out on fire with the passing game. This week we really wanted to establish the run and really work the ball with both a passing and running attack. We seemed to accomplish what we set out to do."'
After eight seasons, Ostroski nears the end of the road [9:23 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coach Gregg Williams has been tossing around the word "conditioning" lately, but what he really means is Ostroski is overweight.'
Off-season moves, new quarterback stoke fan enthusiasm for Bills [9:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Since his arrival, season ticket sales have been steady. Sales have been around 36,000 the past two years. Though the Bills have not compiled the updated figures yet, they still hope to reach their goal of 40,000 season tickets, which hasn't been achieved since 1996.'
Abramoski serves up tales from training room [9:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'At the urging and underwriting of Bills owner Ralph Wilson, the original and longtime team trainer wrote a book. The finished product, "Tale of the Tape," by Eddie as told to Milt Northrop, veteran member of The Buffalo News sports staff, is being released this week.'
Best and worst NFL cities [7:02 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: '1. Buffalo...The lots open on Thursday afternoon, and some people make a weekend of it. It's a sight to behold.'
Bledsoe is focusing on forward progress [5:38 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '''I had to come to the right place,'' Bledsoe continued. ''It had to be a place with a good organization and a team with a chance to win games. I feel we've got that here. It's a good organization from the top down. Good people. I don't want to just say I needed a change, because it couldn't have been change just for the sake of change. I wanted to be someplace where I could help a team win.'''
Australian fan travels 10,000 miles to cheer [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: '"I'm in football heaven," says the 27-year-old Melbourne podiatrist who traveled more than 10,000 miles to Pittsford.'
Bills, Vikings roll on offense [9:27 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The starting offenses for the Bills and Vikings marched up and down the field seemingly at will Friday night in Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Bills' 'D' all talk, not much action [9:27 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bengals came out throwing in the preseason opener and the Vikings did likewise.'
Culpepper ready to rebound [9:25 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The only person I need to prove something to is myself," said Culpepper. "I don't feel like I have anything to prove this year. I know what I'm capable of."'
Defense gets boost with signing of Price [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Terms of the contract weren't released, but it's believed he received a one-year deal worth slightly more than the veteran minimum of $650,000.'
Kelly owes nobody for failed business [9:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I neither made nor lost a cent on Kelly or the corporation founded with him as its figurehead, but as far as the publicly known facts are concerned, I find no fault with him in that situation. I am disgusted anew with those who claim to think Kelly "ripped off" anyone there. He owes nobody for his business failure.'
Vikings hang on [5:53 AM]
D and C reports: 'During the first 30 minutes, the litany of dismay looked like this: Culpepper completed 12 of 19 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown, he rushed seven times for 34 yards, and not once did the Bills come close to sacking him.'
Bills, Vikings put on a good show [5:52 AM]
D and C reports: 'In two practice tilts so far, Bledsoe has rung up 27 points in seven possessions. That breaks down to 3 TDs, 2 FGs, 1 punt and 1 turnover. He can start unpacking the boxes at the 36-acre farm he purchased in East Aurora, he's got the team made.'
Price brought back to bolster defense [5:52 AM]
D and C reports: '"We talked to him all winter, all spring, and it was just a matter of him being able to pass his physical," general manager Tom Donahoe said.'
Defensive line still a problem for the Bills [5:51 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'For all the enthusiasm generated by the Bills' off-season trade for quarterback Drew Bledsoe - and he played well again on Friday night - this team's hopes for dramatic improvement rest with the performance of its defensive line. And, so far, the returns haven't been good.'
Defence bails on Bills [5:50 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Though they were trailing only 17-13 -- and ultimately lost 24-21 -- the Bills' first-team defence surrendered 293 yards to the Vikings offence by halftime. Given that the Bills meet the Vikings for real in Week 2 of the fast-approaching NFL season, they may want to get up to speed sooner rather than later.'
Vikings 24, Buffalo 21 [5:49 AM]
Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: 'The starting offense rolled for 293 yards in the first half and did not punt in five possessions; quarterback Daunte Culpepper threw for 189 yards and tailback Michael Bennett ran for 49 yards in 30 minutes of work.'
Rookie Campbell makes great grab [5:48 AM]
Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: '• Cornerback Tyrone Carter briefly was credited with a 98-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the second quarter before officials reversed the call on replay. The call was so obvious that coach Mike Tice sent his defensive players back on the field while officials were still reviewing the film.'
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