Rob Moore leaving Syracuse may clear way for NY recruits [1:56 AM]
New York Post reports: “The thing I tell kids all the time, take those kids that leave New York City and really, really evaluate how well they do,” Moore told Syracuse.com. “It isn’t very good, I can tell you that.”'
Bills hire Syracuse assistant Moore as WR coach [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'Moore will be responsible for overseeing a young group of receivers that featured two rookies last season.'
Bills go back to Syracuse well, name Moore WRs coach [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Like Marrone, Moore is a graduate of Syracuse and enjoyed a career in the National Football League. The former wide receiver was a first round pick by the New York Jets in the 1990 Supplemental Draft and stayed with them for five seasons. He spent the final seven years of his career playing for the Arizona Cardinals.'
Rob Moore named Bills WRs coach [1:53 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'During his time coaching the Orange, Moore helped lead his alma mater to three bowl victories. Under Moore’s tutelage, WR Alec Lemon finished his career ranked first in the Orange record books for all-time receptions (201) and second in all-time receiving yards (1,780).'
New York’s suite at Bills games attracts all sorts [1:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Only two people took in the Nov. 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs from the suite, including Norm Page, who represents USA Hockey’s sled hockey program. For the Nov. 17 game with the New York Jets and Dec. 22 game against the Miami Dolphins, the luxury box was empty, according to the report.'
Detailing his departure, Pepper Johnson lets loose [1:58 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'The common belief is that Johnson felt spurned in 2012 when Belichick promoted the younger and less experienced Matt Patricia to defensive coordinator. Because Patricia’s name has yet to surface in head coaching searches, Johnson likely didn’t foresee any imminent chances to climb the ladder, so he searched elsewhere for growth. He told WGR he hoped to eventually become a defensive coordinator.'
‘Duby’ happy to see Reed in Hall of Fame [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s very satisfying to see him get in the Hall of Fame, only he should have been in a year or two earlier,” Dubenion said Tuesday from his home in Westerville, Ohio. “I think it was well deserved. He was a great player, great kid. He was everything you wanted in a player.”'
Judge dismissed suit by ex-Bills employee claiming age discrimination [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In dismissing a suit by Dave Hojnowski, the Bills’ former equipment manager, Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny said Hojnowski’s contract with the team requires that his legal dispute be handled in arbitration.'
Andre Reed induction eases a fan's prolonged pain [1:57 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: 'I first met his parents, Joyce and Calvin Reed, at their Allentown home when the family was working to help disadvantaged families in the Lehigh Valley around the time of that first Buffalo Super Bowl in 1991. It's sad that Calvin did not live to enjoy Saturday's announcement; he died in 1996.'
Bills draft board rounding into form [1:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“For me and Doug and Kelvin Fisher it’s a chance for us to hear the scouts, their take on things, especially when it comes to player background,” Monos told Buffalobills.com. “We sit in our office and evaluate tape, but we don’t know what the college scouts know about the makeup of the player.”'
HOF Bills want Tasker in next, but specialist unsure he fits [1:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“They talk about the big four and we finally got the fourth one in with Andre to join me, Bruce and Thurman,” said Jim Kelly while appearing on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550 Monday. “We have James Lofton as well, and now it’s time to start working on Steve Tasker to try to get him in one of these days. He’s definitely one of the greatest to ever play his position on special teams and now we have to start working on Steve.”'
Bills fan fund attracting widespread attention [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s been tremendously positive,” said Matt Sabuda, president of the alliance. “We ended up getting a ton of emails from people all across the country. People really want an opportunity to be empowered and get involved.”'
NFL player inspires Fontana students [1:58 AM]
Fontana Herald News reports: '“I’m still the same old person. Having achieved my dream hasn’t changed me a bit. I still eat McDonald’s, those fries are very good," joked Unga, 27. “I don’t own a mansion, I don’t own an $80,000 car, and I don’t buy expensive jewelry, that’s not me. That’s not my style. I just want a normal life and I want to make my family happy."'
Canton trips soothe Bills’ Super Bowl pain [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“The first thing I said when I heard Andre got in was, ‘Wow, we get to go back to Canton for another homecoming, another family reunion,’ ” said Bill Polian, architect of the Bills’ four Super Bowl teams.'
Andre Reed finally voted into Hall of Fame [1:58 AM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: '"To see Bruce and Thurman and the guys that I went to war with every single Sunday and these guys are immortalized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to me now to be there with them, there is nothing better. Next to my kids being born, there is nothing better than this. Nothing better."'
After getting the call from the Hall, Andre Reed finally got to enjoy a Super Bowl Sunday [1:57 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: '"Oh my God, are you kidding me!" Joyce Reed-Ebling, Andre's mother, said when contacted later. "This is one of the best things of my life. Getting married, having children, and my son getting into the Hall of Fame … I couldn't ask for anything more. Now, I will be able to walk in there and see this happen. I was hoping it would happen while I was still around to see it."'
Andre Reed joins 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class [1:56 AM]
USA Today reports: '"Yes, I've waited. But my dad always told me, 'Good things come to those who wait.' These guys are immortalized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and for me now to be with them, next to the birth of my kids, there is nothing better.'''
Reed’s long wait ends with Hall election [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He becomes the 10th member of the Bills inducted into the Hall’s shrine in Canton, Ohio, and the fifth player from the Bills’ Super Bowl era to be so honored.'
Bills’ Alonso is second in voting for defensive rookie [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“There was definitely a lot of room for improvement, but I’m proud of what I did on the field,” he said. “It felt great to play every snap. My goal was to help the team as much as I could. Being on the field every snap, it’s something I’m proud of. I met my goal I set at the beginning of the year.”'
Can fans help keep Bills here? [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The idea is straightforward. The goal is to raise between $100 million and $170 million for a fund – the Buffalo Franchise Preservation Fund. The money in the fund would be offered interest free to someone buying the Bills and keeping the team here. It also could be used by the current Bills ownership toward stadium renovations or even a new stadium.'
Buffalo Bills' Andre Reed selected for Hall of Fame [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In every year since 2007, Reed had made the cut to the 15 finalists. In the past four years, he advanced through the cutdown from 15 to 10, but did not garner enough support to get past that level.'
Allentown's Andre Reed elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame [1:55 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: '"I heard they're raising the roof back home," Reed said. "You know my whole family has been resilient forever. I wanted this for them. And I wanted it for the Valley. This puts a stamp on the Valley. I wanted this for them and I'm glad this is on my shoulders."'
Pennsylvania native Andre Reed elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame [1:54 AM]
Harrisburg Patriot News reports: 'Although Reed’s selection is sitting well with many folks in Pennsylvania and western New York, others aren’t as happy. Many feel running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Marvin Harrison or wide receiver Tim Brown are more qualified.'
Andre Reed Elected Into Pro Football Hall of Fame [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Reed retired from the NFL in 2001, and has been eligible for the Hall since 2006, but has been held out for a number of years due to the logjam at the wide receiver position still trying to get their busts into Canton. Cris Carter's induction into the Hall last year paved the way for Reed, who can now officially call himself an NFL legend.'
Andre Reed to be enshrined in 2014 Hall of Fame class [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“What can I say? There are so many things, emotions right now," Reed told Buffalobills.com. "I want to thank the Bills, the organization, the fans all the support I had over the years. This is for you guys because I wouldn’t have done this without the fans and my teammates, Bruce and Thurman and Jim and all those guys. I could go on and on, but next to my kids this is probably the highlight of my life and to do it all in Buffalo is really special. So thanks to everyone, I appreciate it.”'
Bills hire Johnson, Pagac as assistant coaches [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Johnson spent the past 14 seasons as an assistant with the New England Patriots under Bill Belichick but resigned from the job 10 days ago.'
Reed hopes Hall calls this time [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Deacon Jones, rest in peace, always told me when you get there I guarantee you’ll cry,” Reed said, referring to the late, great pass rusher and how it would feel to be inducted. “I’ll think about my dad, who’s up there too, and all the games he was at and how he supported me, and all the people who watched me since I was 8 years old. You try to put that all in one emotion.”'
Pepper Johnson joins Buffalo Bills coaching staff [1:57 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I am proud and honored to have spent more years of my career with Pepper Johnson than any other player or coach,” Belichick said in a statement last month. “Of all the people I coached or worked with, nobody has more passion and love for the game than Pepper. His energy and wisdom for football knows no limits.'
Andre Reed and family hopes the 'call for the Hall' finally comes Saturday night [1:56 AM]
Allentown Morning Call reports: '"Don't tell me about a guy who has 1,200 or 1,300 receptions, but they were never on winning teams. I don't want to hear about that. They were superfluous plays, plays made when it didn't count. Andre Reed made plays when it counted. I hope it's his time. He deserves it."'
Bills add Pepper Johnson, Pagac to defensive staff [1:55 AM]
AP reports: 'Johnson takes over as defensive line coach, overseeing a group featuring three Pro Bowl selections, including Mario Williams. Johnson stays in the AFC East after spending the past 14 seasons as a New England Patriots assistant.'
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