Bills' No. 1 back? May the best man win [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"That's going to be a fun battle to see in training camp," Bills coach Gregg Williams said during minicamp last week. "Competition makes us all better, so I think this position will be much stronger because of that."'
Gregg Williams - Like father, like son [7:37 AM]
NFL Insider reports: Gregg Williams was raised in a household where having a strong work ethic wasn't optional.
Offseason Power Rankings [4:50 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'New coach Gregg Williams' discipline will make this team better. He will have the players in shape. The draft will prove to be a good one since Nate Clements will probably start at corner, and second-round pick Travis Henry will be a steal. He has 1,000-yard potential as a rookie.'
Tackle Hicks re-signs with Bills [4:22 PM]
AP reports: 'Tackle Robert Hicks re-signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday, returning for a fourth season with the team...Also Monday, the Bills signed safety Tony Driver, one of their three sixth-round draft picks.'
Motorcycle run to help Salvation Army [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ruben Brown, an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, will host a motorcycle run to benefit the Salvation Army at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Chargers open single-game sales June 23 [7:07 PM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'Tickets [including vs. Buffalo 10/28] also may be purchased by calling TicketMaster at (619) 220-8497 or by logging on to www.chargers.com.'
Johnson looks ready to take next step [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There is a meshing of personalities between Johnson and his new coaches.'
Bills fire away at Phillips, Flutie [5:55 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '"I really believe that Marv Levy left a championship team, a Super Bowl team here when he retired,'' Brown said. "Had he been the coach, we probably would have won one or two. When those guys (Phillips and his staff) came in, they let it fall apart."'
Chalk up Bills' camp as a success [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The team doesn't need to lose it's focus just because we're away from here," said Bills safety Keion Carpenter. "We still have a season to play and a season to prepare for and we need to go home and take care of ourselves and come back in shape. We have to held accountable because we are professionals."'
Bills using 'Throwback' as a lesson [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"A lot of guys say special teams is a third of the game, but how many devote a third of the practice and a third of the meeting to it?" said Danny Smith, the special teams coordinator. "Well, we do here. And that's a credit to Greg."'
Johnson, Moulds heading West [5:43 AM]
D and C reports: 'Moulds said yesterday he will spend two to three weeks throwing and running with Johnson in Laguna Beach, Calif., Johnson's residence, as a final tuneup for training camp. "Generally, Rob works out with different receivers on the West Coast so I said I'll be there to work on our timing before camp," Moulds said.'
Signing draft picks Bills top priority, Donahoe says [8:30 PM]
AP reports: 'Donahoe's goal is to get all five signed by the end of the month in order to give himself and his staff some time off before training camp, which opens on July 29.'
Bills united as they wrap up minicamp [8:29 PM]
AP reports: 'If the new year began with turmoil and uncertainty following a major front-office purge, the new executive group headed by president Tom Donahoe and rookie head coach Gregg Williams appear to have steadied the Bills' ship.'
Bills' Williams maximizing mini-camps [1:32 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Williams' no-nonsense approach has gotten the attention of the young Bills, desperate for some discipline after the laid-back posture of his predecessor, Wade Phillips. He meticulously checks attendance at the "voluntary" workouts, using them as a yardstick for a player's commitment to the team.'
Moore apologizes for incidents [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Moore, 24, apologized to the organization and his teammates because he believes his recent legal problems have been a distraction. Moore met with Bills coach Gregg Williams for 45 minutes following the team's two-hour minicamp workout on Wednesday.'
Moore returns to Buffalo for mini-camp practice [5:44 AM]
D and C reports: '"What happens, happens," he said. "Coach Williams controls if I make this team or not."'
Bills sign Williams [8:25 PM]
AP reports: 'Vanderbilt defensive back Jimmy Williams became the latest in the string of draft picks to sign with the Buffalo Bills.'
Moore finally arrives at Buffalo minicamp [4:29 PM]
AP reports: '"I want to apologize to the entire Buffalo Bills organization," Moore said Wednesday. "In my heart, I feel I have been a distraction."'
New England claims CB Ray Hill [4:27 PM]
AP reports: 'Hill was re-signed by the Bills as a free agent Nov. 22, 2000, and waived on June 1.'
Camp is a scream for Clements [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"All rookies come in thinking they own the world, and they don't," Williams said. "Not around me, they don't. He's going to have to earn it. These guys are expecting him to earn it. You have to learn it's a different gear, so I always like picking on him."'
Schobel hopes for a taste of life in NFL [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Coming from high school to college it was a lot faster and I had to work a lot harder to get where the older guys were at that point, just to play at their level," Aaron said. "Somehow I got there and then I got a little faster than everyone else, played a little faster. Now I'm here and I'm hoping I can catch up and maybe even get ahead and then this won't seem so fast."'
Moore charged with assault; hearing date set [6:58 AM]
Jackson Sun reports: '"We went to court today and we asked to have the hearing today, but Jeremiah Taylor (the alleged victim) said he had witnesses," said Jim Haywood, Moore's attorney. "So it was moved off until August."'
Flight of Flutie a cool relief to Johnson [6:26 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"Last year, you'd get about three or four 'uhs' before the play came (in the headset)," Johnson said. "A lot of the time you don't get a lot of confidence as a quarterback when that's what's coming out of the huddle. "I don't want to knock who was here in the past but Doug would tell you the same thing. We would get the play with 12 seconds left. You can't audible, you can't think."'
Chiefs sign free agent guard Victor Allotey [9:27 PM]
AP reports: 'Allotey, selected in the second round of the 1998 draft by Buffalo, had been on the Bills' roster the past three seasons but did not appear in any regular-season games.'
Bills sign Conaty, two draft picks [9:26 PM]
AP reports: 'Conaty, a restricted free agent, returns for his fifth season with the Bills after accepting the team's tender offer. Terms of the deal were not released. Conaty made a base salary of $385,000 last season.'
Irvin out after pulling left hamstring in Bills minicamp [9:25 PM]
AP reports: 'Irvin said the Bills training staff told him that he would be fully recovered within two weeks and ready for training camp, which opens July 29.'
Bills sign Brandon Spoon [12:28 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: "Just one day after announcing the signings of three draft choices, the Buffalo Bills immediately got back to the negotiating table Tuesday by reaching an agreement with fourth-round selection Brandon Spoon, a linebacker from North Carolina. "
Upward spiral [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Finally backed by a coaching staff that completely supports him, Johnson seems at peace with himself for the first time since arriving in Buffalo.'
Practice makes perfect, even outdoors [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams said on Monday that the team is going to practice outdoors, even in November and December, until "it's so bad we can't be outdoors at all."'
Holecek has fierce acts to follow [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Holecek said the Bills can still be a dominating defense, despite the absence of Ted Washington, Marcellus Wiley and Sam Rogers. But they are not deep, and the backups are very young. They cannot afford any serious injuries.'
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