Nose Tackle Williams Logs Overtime For Bills [6:23 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'The Bills are looking for Williams to step in more frequently than usual this year, to give the oft-winded 330-plus-pound Washington a break and add pressure to the pass rush.'
Art world needs funding [4:40 PM] ESPNet reports:
"Before the Buffalo Bills set out to renovate their stadium, owner Ralph Wilson checked the lease agreements of many of his peers. He found Modell's deal almost impossible to beat. 'I'd probably trade places with him. The franchise there is solid,' Wilson said. 'He has a very, very good lease, and he will make more money than we will in any given year.' "
Collins Shuns 'Ghost Of Lonnie' [8:15 AM] D & C reports:
'"Some people are saying it might take another year to be ready, whatever," Collins said. "I'm just out here to compete, take advantage of the opportunities I get. I'm happy for that."'
August 21, 1999
Buffalo Notes [11:56 PM] TBD reports:
This issue we will be talking about the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, Destroyers, and local Buffalo News.
Subtract Frerotte, Add Another Johnson To Bills-Skins Clash [6:35 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'Flutie and Rob Johnson are both listed as starters on the Bills' depth chart, but even Johnson admits Flutie is No. 1 right now. Both will get more time than in the 24-10 victory at Seattle last week, when coach Wade Phillips brought the subs in early and didn't use Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and Thurman Thomas at all.'
Old Reliables [6:30 AM] Fox Sports reports:
'Buffalo veterans Bruce Smith, Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas won't play forever. Or will they?'
Preseason Games Still Mean Very Little To Bills [6:25 AM] D & C reports:
'In 39 previous summers, the team has had just eight winning records in practice games. Four of them occurred in the franchise's first seven years. Only one has occurred in the past 16.'
Renfro Proving He Deserves A Long Look From Bills [6:23 AM] D & C reports:
'Dusty Renfro, the pride of Cleburne, Texas, is an undrafted rookie trying to beat the odds with the Buffalo Bills. But three short weeks into training camp, the leading tackler at the University of Texas the past two seasons has shown that maybe he's not such a long shot Longhorn.'
August 19, 1999
For Starters, Redskins Will Outlast Bills [4:15 PM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'Washington coach Norv Turner, who played most of his starters for an entire half in last week's 20-14 victory at New England, said his first-teamers will play well into the third quarter against the Bills.'
As Skins Break Camp, Turner Accepts Future [6:30 AM] Washington Post reports:
'[Norv] Turner indicated that he plans to use his starters for at least a half against the Bills. Some starters will play into the third quarter, Turner said. He indicated that [Brad] Johnson will play longer than the 1 1/2 quarters of work he got against the Patriots.'
Fredonia Or Rochester? Bills Pondering Next Summer's Camp Site [6:25 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'The college has presented a proposal to the Bills that could keep them in Fredonia, but the team has taken no action yet. "It would effect our pride more than our economy," said Mayor Frank Pagano of the fallout from any Bills exodus. "We always say that the road to the Super Bowl starts in Fredonia."'
Washington Skips Workout, Joins Family After House Fire [6:19 AM] D & C reports:
'"The fire was extensive enough that they couldn't stay there so he's in the process of relocating his family and getting all those things done," Phillips said. "But we're happy his family is fine. The other things certainly can be replaced."'
Bills Say Final Goodbye To Fredonia [6:17 AM] D & C reports:
'"We're talking primarily with St. John Fisher and I'm confident we can strike a deal with them," Bill Duffy, the team's executive vice president of administration, said yesterday. "We've exchanged proposals. Have we reached a final proposal? No. But we are in negotiations."'