No QB controversy here: Johnson the main man for Buffalo [9:58 AM]
The Sporting News reports: "He takes more hits than any quarterback in the league," says an AFC pro personnel director. "He had guys protecting him last year that would basically be seconds on most teams. Until Rob Johnson can be protected, he'll never be able to display the talents he has."
Meticulous coach Williams leaving imprint on Bills [9:57 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Two years ago, as the Titans' defensive coordinator, Williams watched in pleasant disbelief as his team ousted the Bills from the playoffs with a controversial last-minute, trick-play kickoff return in another wild-card game.'
Williams "can't wait" to get started [9:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "Training camp's not supposed to be easy. It's tough, as it's a tough man's game."
5 QBs under the gun [9:55 AM]
The Sporting News reports: "Under former coordinator Joe Pendry, who was enamored with the quarterback's arm strength, Johnson was forced to take seven-step drops and throw down the field far too often. Now, Pendry is gone and Johnson will have the luxury of working from new coordinator Mike Sheppard's three-step-drop attack."
Bills hit practice field for camp today [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There will be four practices, including two today (9-11 a.m. and 4-5:45 p.m.), before the remaining veterans report Saturday afternoon. The first full roster workouts are Sunday.'
Fret, sweat and cheers [5:31 AM]
D and C reports: '"This is when people start to smell football in the air," Williams said. "I've been really appreciative of the last couple days that the weather has popped. Training camp's not supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be tough. This is a tough man's game."'
Top pick Clements missing; all others expected [5:31 AM]
D and C reports: '"I expect that he would be here and ready to go. If he's not, I'll be coaching somebody who is here. I'm more worried about who's here than who's not."'
First-week schedule of practices [5:30 AM]
D and C reports: 'Tomorrow: Rookie camp (9-11 a.m. only). Parade in Pittsford at 6 p.m.'
Bills camp sponsors back for a second winning year [5:29 AM]
D and C reports: '"To be able to utilize the Bills brand, which is probably the strongest brand in the state outside New York City, was just terrific for us," LeGrett said.'
Buffalo Bills Parade Route - map and route only [11:11 PM]
TBD reports: Map (image) showing parade route only.
Route of Parade on Friday [11:08 PM]
TBD reports: Buffalo Bills Parade Route
Friday, July 27th - 6:00pm
Join Pittsford in welcoming the Buffalo Bills back to Pittsford with this town wide parade. The parade will step off from Sutherland High School and travel the following route:
Sutherland Street, to Lincoln Avenue, onto South Main Street where
it will pass by a reviewing stand and end at the corner of South Main and Monroe Avenue.
Williams ready for training camp, with or without Clements [9:03 PM]
AP reports: '"I'm more worried about who's here than who is not here," Williams said. "This organization has lasted a long time without Nate Clements."'
Bills place Moore on physically unable to perform list [9:01 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills placed Moore on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday, saying he needs more time to recover after being shot in the leg seven weeks ago.'
Packers show interest in linebacker Holecek [1:29 PM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: 'Other teams showing interest include Indianapolis, New England, the New York Jets, San Diego and Washington. Any potential contract will probably be for the veteran minimum of $477,000.'
Everything you need to know about Buffalo Bills\' training camp [1:24 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: \'The Rochester area responded by turning out an average of 6,100 fans per workout and some 122,000 over the course of camp, both figures tops the National Football League.\'
Kris Farris moves ahead of Robert Hicks according to Don Banks of SI [12:56 PM]
CNN/SI reports: The Bills believe they've almost picked up a free draft pick in Farris, a former 3rd rounder of Pittsburgh in 1999 who was out all last season with a left foot stress fracture. The 1998 Outland Trophy winner from UCLA, Farris signed in April and after some fine minicamp showings has moved ahead of incumbent right tackle Robert Hicks.
Aaron Schobel, Travis Henry agree to similar contracts [12:44 PM]
AP reports: The Bills agreed to terms with their two 2nd round draft picks, defensive end Aaron Schobel and running back Travis Henry.
Both were scheduled to sign their respective deals when rookies and selected veterans were to report to training camp later in the day.
Catchin\' up with Kwame [12:02 PM]
Daily Texan reports: As a rookie in 2000, he saw a small amount of playing time, finishing with three receptions on the year, but he did have one very important task.
\"I was the chicken man,\" Cavil said. \"Before games I had to go to KFC and get the chicken for the team. That was my job.\"
Bills' wives team up to fight hunger [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During the Sept. 30 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the women will collect money and nonperishable food items at the gates of the stadium. Each person who donates will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to slap each of the team's players high-five on the field at the next home game.'
Bills expect the hits to keep on coming [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"So to be able to battle through the physical part of a ballgame, there will be times during training camp this year that we're going to have to have physical periods to see how they respond to the extreme physical nature of the game."'
Bills sign second-round choice Henry [5:45 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills yesterday agreed to contract terms with rookie running back Travis Henry, who they believe will push returning young veterans Sammy Morris and Shawn Bryson for the starting tailback job.'
Going . . . going . . . gone [12:15 PM]
D and C reports: Memories from the Bills' 2000 camp. Doug Flutie leads the list of players and coaches released, lost to free agency or dismissed during the offseason.
Face lift [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: \\\'The big question going into training camp is not so much will this new defense work as much as who will make it work.\\\'
Bills shuffle roster before camp [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills also added a contender in their wide-open race for the punting job by signing Brian Moorman, who led NFL Europe in punting the past two seasons.'
2nd round pick Travis Henry's agent says he's struck a deal with the Bills [7:56 AM]
WKBW reports: There are only two draft picks left to be signed by the Buffalo Bills. The agent for second round pick Travis Henry says he's struck a deal with the Bills...a four year contract for the Tennessee running back. Henry will be in camp Wednesday. The Bills still have their top two picks unsigned...Nate Clements and Aaron Show-Bull.
Ex-Bills' LB Holecek pays a visit [6:37 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Holecek, who started 51 of 58 games for the Bills over the past four seasons and played under Jets new defensive boss Ted Cottrell, was released recently in a salary-cap move. Cottrell has been pushing for the club to sign him.'
Jets Talking to Linebacker Holecek [6:32 AM]
New York Times reports: '"He's a three-year starter in the league, and obviously he'd like to be a starter," Jets General Manager Terry Bradway said. "But he feels very comfortable with Teddy Cottrell, and he had a good visit. He's like a college recruit right now."'
Jets Join Line For 'Backer [5:47 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Holecek, 29, released two weeks ago, is one of the top free agents on the market. He already has visited the Patriots, with the Packers still on his itinerary. The Chargers are also believed to be interested.'
NFL Europe punter in camp with Bills [5:34 AM]
D and C reports: 'Punter Brian Moorman will be a player to watch at camp this week at St. John Fisher College as he competes for the starting job left vacated by the release of veteran Chris Mohr.'
Bills picked 5th in division [9:43 PM]
MSNBC reports: 'But in a 4-3 front, you need solid linemen. Where's he going to find them? When your hopes lie with guys named Leif Larson and Erik Flowers, you got problems.'
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