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.'
Competition heats up for Bills starting tailback job [9:54 PM]
AP reports: 'Now it's up to Morris, Shawn Bryson and second-round draft pick Travis Henry to prove that trust in them was warranted.'
Bills sign three draft prospects [4:25 PM]
AP reports: 'The Buffalo Bills signed three draft picks Monday, including fifth-round selection, Illinois offensive tackle Marques Sullivan. Also signed were seventh-round picks, wide receiver Reggie Germany of Ohio State and defensive end Tyrone Robertson of Hinds Junior College. '
Monday Training Camp Report [3:50 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 1. Training camp held despite rain - good preparaton for season says Williams.
2. Hansen is excused so he may attend birth of first child
3. Fina's ankle turned in practice but not serious
4. Williams says rookies haven't shown anything yet.
Bills reach 3 year deal with 'project' Robertson [9:13 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Robertson, who is a project defensive lineman, was signed by the Bills. Robertson skipped last two years of college elgibility due to acedemic troubles (he left University of Georgia in 1999). Assuming he makes it through mini-camp (which may not happen given the competition) why would the Bills sign a project to a three year contract? By the time he is productive, he will be a free-agent.'
Donahoe wants Shields but can't afford waiver [9:10 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Buffalo general manager Tom Donahoe would like to make a waiver claim on two-year veteran free safety Scott Shields, released by the Steelers on Monday. After all, it was Donahoe who, during his tenure in Pittsburgh, drafted the huge (6-feet-4, 228 pounds) and rangy safety. But the Bills are so strapped by the salary cap, they can't even afford the $389,000 minimum salary for a third-year veteran that Shields would require. '
Bills take big hit [9:08 AM]
ESPN reports: 'The Bills, though, have a strong chance of being hurt even more by their choice to keep Rob Johnson over Doug Flutie as the starting quarterback, allowing Flutie to sign with the Chargers.'
Pittsford parades positive pride [6:23 AM]
D and C reports: 'Pittsford has a slew of other community events ready for coming weeks, including a parade on July 27 to welcome the Buffalo Bills to their training camp at St. John Fisher College..the upcoming Bills camp was a major draw for Positively Pittsford, with a parking lot off Main Street crammed with Bills memorabilia, plus some players signing autographs.'
Offensive mastermind Erhardt gives Bills a running start [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills President and General Manager Tom Donahoe and coach Gregg Williams are big fans of Erhardt. They brought him into town last week to hold a one-day "clinic" with the Bills assistant coaches.'
Big things predicted for Johnson this fall [7:40 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Sporting News' pro football analyst Dan Pompei this week lists position-by-position "the young veterans on offense most likely to have breakout seasons" in 2001. The quarterback pick might be offensive to Doug Flutie fans: Rob Johnson of the Bills.'
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