Bills Official Training Camp Update [4:00 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Pittsford, NY (2:30 PM) - The Bills' veterans arrived at St. John Fisher Saturday afternoon, and the whole 80-man roster was on the field for Sunday morning practice.
After offseason turmoil, Moore eager for action [9:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I want to play so bad, it hurts. But my time will come. It's finally good to just totally focus on football for a change."'
Scratch below surface to mine young football gems [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So who's your ruby in this year's camp? Carl Nesmith, the All-Big 12 safety from Kansas who went undrafted? Josh Roth, the former UB fullback who spent last season on the Bills' practice squad? David Dinkins, the Morehead State quarterback? Mine? Defensive tackle Tyrone Robertson, the very last draft choice.'
Killing time was no slam dunk for Clements [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Coach Gregg Williams is counting on Clements to challenge for major playing time at cornerback and as a punt returner. Clements missed two days of practices, so he has some catching up to do.'
What a great day for a parade... [7:42 AM]
TBD reports: 'Yesterday was just right for a parade, nice and sunny, and not too hot. I made it to the staging area at the high school about 4:45 to prepare for the line up. There were already alot of the convertibles awaiting the players arrival. Ruben Brown was already there, speaking with several fans and signing autographs.'
Marv Levy [6:47 AM]
Canton Repository reports: '"We had a young Jim Kelly, a young Bruce Smith, a young Andre Reed, a young Thurman Thomas," he said. "The organization was magnificent. How lucky can you get?"'
Levy, Polian relationship keyed Buffalo stampede [6:46 AM]
Canton Repository reports: '"Three things made Marv a great coach," Polian said. "No. 1 is his complete and total honesty with everyone he comes in contact with. No. 2 is his incredible ability to inspire loyalty and teamwork. No. 3 is his ability to make you feel that what you did, no matter how great or small, was important to the program."
Levy: 'Mild-mannered, but he was a lion' [6:44 AM]
Canton Repository reports: '"He demanded respect," Spielman said, "but it was automatically given to him by his players because of the kind of coach he was and the kind of person he was."'
Bills embrace lack of love [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'Williams loves the fact that the national perception of his team is one of indifference. Let the rest of the NFL forget all about the Bills, better for them to sneak up on unassuming opponents this year.'
Clements' focus all football [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: '"I'm not a flashy person," he said. "I really don't need anything now so I don't feel there's a reason to go out and spend. That's one thing my mother and father always stayed on me about -- keep a level head. (Blowing my money) won't be an issue with me."'
Donahoe fears impact of big deals, like Moss' [5:19 AM]
D and C reports: '"The fans may just quit coming. We keep raising ticket prices and make it more difficult for people to come, maybe that's what it will take to get some of (these salaries) back in line."'
Parking change [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'Complaints from neighbors in Brighton's Blossom Road-Clover Street neighborhood have prompted the Buffalo Bills and St. John Fisher College to move a primary parking lot from Mercy High School to Nazareth College.'
Friday Night Parade Welcomes Entire Bills Team Into Weekend Training [7:27 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Pittsford now plans to hold a parade every year to kick off training camp.'
Contract in hand, Clements concentrates on football [6:51 PM]
AP reports: 'As for plans to spend any of his bonus money, he said: "I'm not a flashy person. I really don't need anything right now."'
Horns will blow to open Camp Williams [6:38 PM]
AP reports: 'To ensure that no one misses a minute of the first full day of training camp Sunday, Williams has instructed equipment manager Dave Hojnowski to begin sounding an air horn at 6 a.m. through the St. John Fisher College dormitory hallways, where the players are staying.'
Rookies finish practice; await the arriving vets [4:48 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "Saturday was the third and final day of the rookie/young veteran portion of Wegmans/Buffalo Bills Training Camp 2001, and there was one more rookie in attendance: first-round pick Nate Clements, who signed with the Bills late Friday."
Gregg Williams press conference (7/28) [4:47 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "Nobody had a better off-season than we did, no one had a better attended off season that we did in the NFL. I'm very pleased from where we're starting out right now. Make no mistake, players play this game... We've got more than enough time to get ready. The huge thing about training camp is technique."
Tom Donahoe comments (7/28) [4:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "I've always said training camp's for the players. It's a great experience for the fans and our marketing people do a tremendous job creating an experience for young people. Those young people who are out there, bring your parents and bring them over, because it's great. The football's great, the interactive stuff is great."
Frostproof's Henry Signs With Buffalo [2:07 PM]
Lakeland Ledger reports: 'He finished his high school career with 7,224 yards and 79 touchdowns.'
Henry wants to keep following trail blazed by Emmitt [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'From the time he picked up a football, Travis Henry has heard the comparisons to Emmitt Smith.'
First-round pick Clements agrees to deal [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The length of the contract is believed to be about five years. Cornrich wouldn't disclose the financial terms, but said, "This is a fair deal that I think both sides are very happy with."'
Buffalo Bills 2001 Pittsford Training Camp Parade [8:20 AM]
Jack Wheeler reports: 'Photos of training camp parade at Pittsford, NY on July 27th, 2001.'
Bills shuttle [7:14 AM]
WROC-TV reports: '"We don't want to inconvenience anybody, we really don't. We want it to be a win win for everybody involved so the best thing to do is to move the location."'
Clements signs [5:43 AM]
D and C reports: \'His contract is believed to be five years in length and worth roughly $7 million. Signing bonuses for first round picks are averaging $3-4 million.\'
He's making his family proud [5:42 AM]
D and C reports: 'He fought his way out of the Atlanta ghetto to earn that football scholarship. Now that same football scholarship is benefiting Jennings in the next phase of his life as he tries to become a pro football player for the Bills.'
Youth movement includes coaches [5:41 AM]
D and C reports: '"This is football 24 hours a day, and I like that. It's what I wanted," said Aldridge, the Defensive Coordinator at Middle Tennessee State last fall. "Gregg didn't have to sell me, Gregg sold himself. That was a given a long time ago.'
No snap yet for O'Leary [5:40 AM]
D and C reports: 'Williams has instituted a policy where if a player makes a dumb mental mistake such as jumping offside, he must run a lap around the practice field.'
Hundreds turn out to see Bills on parade in Pittsford [5:38 AM]
D and C reports: '"As much as you love the Buffalo Bills, we love you just as much," he said.'
Bickering Bills a thing of the past [5:34 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"Here's what I believe," Williams said in a recent interview. "Everyone craves discipline. From your child at home to my child at home to these grown men here, everybody enjoys it and understanding that, everybody (with the Bills) is pulling the same rope."'
Bills sign first-round pick Nate Clements [10:40 PM]
AP reports: 'Clements was scheduled to arrive at the Bills' camp outside of Rochester, N.Y., on Friday evening, and begin practicing with the team Saturday morning.'
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