Notch One Up For Talley [3:39 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'When the locker room door closed, every player on those championship Bills teams turned to Talley for leadership. His words carried the combined weight of all 52 of his teammates, even though is name didn't capture the fame of those such as Bruce and Jim Kelly.'
Unrestricted free agent signs one-year deal [8:26 AM]
ESPN reports: One of the league's best teams at unearthing bargain basement veterans, the Raiders added a pair -- OL Corey Hulsey and DT Damian Gregory. Both signed one-year contracts for the $300,000 league minimum. Hulsey started in 12 games at guard for Buffalo in 2001 but was out of the league last season.
Bills seek crazy fans [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills are looking for 12 of their most loyal and avid (read: crazy) fans to appear in a national television spot promoting CBS’ coverage of the NFL.'
12th Man Casting Call [12:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills are looking for their most loyal and avid fans to appear in a national television spot on CBS promoting the network's coverage of the NFL. A crew will be at Ralph Wilson Stadium on May 24 to shoot the commercial that will focus on fan anticipation for the 2003 football season. Twelve fans will be selected to appear in the promo. To be considered, explain in 50 words or fewer what makes you the biggest Bills fan.'
Saturday's Select-A-Seat Success [4:56 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Anticipation for the 2003 season has been building throughout the offseason among Bills fans and that excitement reached another level this past weekend when the team sold more than 600 new season tickets at its Select-A-Seat event held last Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
NFL Europe - An Update on Buffalo's Players [4:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Running back Ken Simonton became just the third player in the history of the NFLEL to record three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, recording 132 yards on 16 carries. To add to his already outstanding day, Simonton recorded six receptions for 61 yards.
Bills' 'Select-A-Seat' sale doubles last year's total [1:17 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The Buffalo Bills said more than 600 new season tickets were sold this past weekend at the team's annual "Select-A-Seat" event at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Buffalo Bills Student Leaders [11:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Buffalo Bills are searching for outstanding high school students for our newest program, Buffalo Bills Student Leaders. This program is designed to provide students with unique experiences that will develop leadership skills in preparation for their continuing education. It is open to students who will be juniors or seniors as of September 2003.
New Bills Wallpaper Featuring Willis McGahee [11:19 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Show your pride by putting the Bills on your computer's desktop.
Darryl Talley To Be Honored On The Bills Wall [8:26 AM]
WGR reports: Talley was a two time Pro Bowler and is second on the all time tackles list. The LB played 12 seasons in Buffalo which covered 188 games. That's 5th All-time behind Andre Reed, Smith, Jim Richter and Joe Devlin.
Larry Felser: Mini-Camp Thoughts [8:23 AM]
ESN reports: The most impressive of the pro sophomores might have been Kevin Thomas, who was also impressive over the last quarter of his rookie season. There’s a long way to go and Titans free agent Dainon Sidney was also impressive, but Thomas seems to have a jump on the nickel back job.
Darryl Talley To Join Bills Wall of Fame - Ask Him A Question [3:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Darryl Talley, former Bills linebacker from 1983-94, will become the 20th honoree on the Bills Wall of Fame at Ralph Wilson Stadium during a ceremony on October 19 against the Washington Redskins.
Spot on Bills' Wall gives Talley his respect [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm very honored," Talley said from his home in Orlando, Fla. "The Bills have been around 45 years, and to go up on that wall, considering all the players who have played, is a great honor."'
Talley will be 20th on Bills Wall of Fame [5:43 AM]
D and C reports: 'Talley has chosen Oct. 19 for his induction ceremony, the day the Bills host the Washington Redskins and Smith, who will enter his 19th season needing just four sacks to break Reggie White’s career NFL mark.'
2003 Buffalo Bills Fan Predictions [5:04 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: On Saturday, May 10, potential season ticket holders had the chance to try some of the best seats on for size at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some of the festivities surrounding the team's "Select-A-Seat" day included an autograph session with Bills players, a tour of the Bills locker room and an opportunity to check out the new playing surface that is being installed for the 2003 season. During the event, buffalobills.com asked a handful of fans to predict the team's record in 2003.
Wounded knee [9:26 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Experts say that is a key unanswered question about McGahee, whether microscopic damage to the cartilage took place or develops in the future.'
Bills Fans Across America: Spotlight Montana [2:14 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills are the greatest team from the greatest city in America. I joined the fans as a six-year old in 1965. I was the youngest child of a Montana family that moved around a bit, Buffalo was home for a while and the Bills made it stay my home, thirty years after leaving. Thanks to the Bills, Western New York has much more to cheer about. The team and the city will always have a special spot, a very large spot in my heart.
Butler's stamp stays with Chargers [10:12 AM]
North County Times reports: 'Berman recalled how when the Bills got on the clock during draft day, he would become uncannily accurate in his prediction of their selection. "The best part was it took Mr. (Ralph) Wilson, the owner of the Bills, about seven years to figure it out. It confounded him," Berman said. When asked about his success in picking Buffalo's top choice, Berman had a stock answer. "All I would say is that I was in Buffalo recently and a cab driver told me," he said. Berman said it was Butler's way of putting one over on the owner.'
Butler's legacy, inspiration live on [5:47 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'Levy recognized that Butler could be a demanding administrator. "Yes, he demanded excellence," Levy said. "He demanded it in himself and he inspired it in others. John was a magnificent leader if being a leader is the ability to get other people to get the best out of themselves. Not by getting them to follow you, but by getting them to join you."'
A Time of Peace [5:45 AM]
Chargers Update reports: 'As Marv Levy, a Hall of Fame Coach that took the Buffalo Bills to four Super Bowls with Butler, said, "What kind of a man is John Butler? John Butler lives on. His legacy inspires us," Levy said.'
Buffalo Bills Flag Football Tournament [12:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation Flag Football Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 between 7 AM and 8 PM. The tournament games are played on the Buffalo Bills grass practice field behind Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Butler remembered as tough, but with a soft heart [9:07 PM]
AP reports: '``He was devoted to the four F's -- family, friends, football and food,'' Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy said Thursday at a memorial service...``What kind of a man is John Butler? And the reason I ask, is because John Butler lives on. His legacy inspires us,'' Levy said.'
NFL Europe - An Update on Buffalo's Players [3:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Ken Simonton earned Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in five weeks for his performance in the Claymores' 17-10 loss to Barcelona last Sunday. The Bills allocated running back came within three yards of becoming the first player in NFL Europe history to gain 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game. Follow Buffalo's players in NFL Europe
New synthetic grass for Wilson Stadium [1:18 PM]
Shout! reports: '“Players tend to play with more confidence when they’re on a surface such as grass or something like this that’s more forgiving,” he said. “We could tell the difference when we’d come out of the Fieldhouse. The AstroTurf was a lot harder; we had more aches and pains."'
Bills Training Camp Dates Set [1:15 PM]
Rochester D & C reports: Rookies, newcomers and selected veterans will report to Fisher on Wednesday, July 23 and begin practice the following day. The rest of the veterans will report on Saturday, July 26 with the first full practice sessions on Sunday, July 27. The Bills plan to break camp at Fisher August 20.
Upcoming Bills Events - Key Dates [1:15 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Thursday, July 24 Early group reports to training camp
Saturday, July 26 Veterans report to training camp
Butler memorial today in Oceanside [10:47 AM]
North County Times reports: 'Among those expected to speak at the service are ex-Bills coach Marv Levy, the Chargers' Marcellus Wiley and ESPN's Chris Berman. Chargers team pastor Shawn Mitchell will preside.'
Chargers hope memorial helps fill Butler void [10:46 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'The Chargers will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. today at New Venture Christian Fellowship, 4000 Mystra Drive in Oceanside, for Butler, who died last month of complications from lung cancer.'
Ray Thomas battling for spot with the Bills [8:00 AM]
Hamilton Spectator reports: '"Putting on the Bills helmet was exciting."
Bills Back Shining In NFL Europe [6:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Bills RB Ken Simonton, who had another huge day in NFLE competition last week, will be back in action this Saturday as he leads the Scottish Claymores against the Frankfurt Galaxy. Kickoff from Frankfurt will be at 1:00 PM (ET).
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