Kelly carries son's hope to Hall of Fame [9:59 AM]
D and C reports: 'But the most special moment will occur Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio, when Jim is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hundreds of relatives and friends will be on hand. Jim prays daily that Hunter will be healthy enough to be among them.'
Moulds ends relationship with MuscleTech [9:57 AM]
Buffalo News/AP reports: WR Eric Moulds has stopped endorsing a bodybuilding supplement, a deal that was in violation of NFL policy, according to his agent.
Frankfurt Galaxy At Berlin Thunder - 7-27 loss for Galaxy [9:40 PM]
NFL Europe reports: Curtis Alexander only had 12 rushes for 49 yards and 4 catches for 23 yards in a Galaxy loss to the Fire. Galaxy has not been the same since it lost its starting QB. Elsewhere David Dinkins did not play in meaningless game in which Admirals triumphed over World Bowl bound Fire.
Moulds ends deal with supplement company [7:30 PM]
ESPN reports: '"It was just easier to stop (the endorsement deal)," said Moulds' agent, Harry Henderson. "Rules are rules and this has become, essentially, a condition of employment. So, really, a player doesn't have any choice."'
Moulds finished endorsing supplement [7:26 PM]
AP reports: 'Moulds' endorsement of NITRO-Tech, a natural protein supplement that's free of any substances banned by the NFL, was not the issue. The league was concerned about the supplement's manufacturer, MuscleTech Research and Development Inc., which also makes products that contain banned substances.'
2002 Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Selected [5:31 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Good to see so many returning faces though I must admit there were a few that didn't make the squad that I wish had.
Over 100 young ladies performed an initial dance routine before a panel of judges. The group was then narrowed to 70 finalists, which all went through a brief interview before the 45 women were selected to become members of the 2002 Buffalo Jills.
Moulds relinquishes endorsement ties [6:24 AM]
D and C reports: 'Moulds had been a spokesperson for MuscleTech Research and Development, Inc., of Mississauga, Ontario, since his 1996 rookie season. He had specifically been promoting an all-natural protein supplement called NITRO-Tech. However, the company also makes other products containing banned substances by the NFL such as ephedra, a controversial stimulant used for weight loss and energy gain, and Androstenediol, an anabolic steroid.'
#3 Offseason - Buffalo Bills [8:56 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: The Bills bit the bullet last year, stunk up the division and seemed like they were destined to join the ranks of their football friendlies a short drive north in Canada. But a funny thing happened on the way to the CFL -- they got pretty darn good and cut loose a lot of dead weight.
Let's see who's laughing at the Bills this year
New defensive coordinators should keep it simple [8:54 PM]
ESPN.com reports: Len talks about the Bills possibility of looking at DE Marco Coleman. It is near the bottom of the article in the PUNTS section. NOTE: Coleman signed with Jacksonville Friday.
Bills appear playoff-bound with Bledsoe on board [8:50 PM]
SportingNews.com reports: Will the addition of Drew Bledsoe propel the Bills back to the playoffs? NFL fans seem to think so.
Grant Irons following his father's footsteps in the NFL [9:28 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Grant went to Notre Dame, while father Gerald -- a 10-year NFL linebacker for the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns from 1970-79 -- graduated from Maryland-East Shore.
Kidnapper gets 50 years in prison [9:05 AM]
New Orleans Times Picayune reports: 'Hill, 25, grew up in Marrero and played football at Brother Martin High School and LSU before playing strong safety for the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League. He now is a free agent and may try out for the New Orleans Saints, he said.'
Mike Doser: Last day of mini-camp, plus Moore on TE [9:00 AM]
Shout! reports: Dave Moore says that people are underestimating his ability to catch passes. Moore actually made into the NFL because he caught 89 career passes from Alex Van Pelt when they were teammates at Pitt. The offensive output was enough to get Miami interested as a possible weapon for Dan Marino.
Bills head home happy and healthy [5:28 AM]
D and C reports: 'Next stop: preseason training camp starting July 24 at St. John Fisher College.'
Man who kidnapped former Bill sentenced [5:27 AM]
AP reports: A man who kidnapped former Buffalo Bill and LSU football star Raion Hill and stole his vehicle was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Bills Auction Items For Charity Available [9:38 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Earlier this week many of the Bills players participated in an autograph signing of items that will be sold for charity via NFL Auction, an online charity-based initiative of the NFL. The first five items from that signing will be available for fans to bid on starting tomorrow. They include a Drew Bledsoe signed helmet, an Eric Moulds autographed mini-helmet, a Mike Williams autographed panel football, a Keith Newman autographed mini-football and a Ruben Brown autographed authentic football.
Bledsoe comfortable in new surroundings [9:38 PM]
AP reports: '``That process happened pretty quickly for me, really in a very short time that I started to feel like this is where I belong,'' said Bledsoe, acquired by the Bills in a trade last April. ``Would I have been as comfortable this quickly had I gone to another organization? I can't say, but I don't think so. This organization, this situation, this community, this team seems to be a good fit.'''
Bills Wrap Up Off-Season Camp [5:20 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills wrapped up their final day of organized team activity on Thursday with a 90-minute workout inside the fieldhouse in Orchard Park, NY. The next time the Bills take the field, the 42-year old franchise will be in Rochester, NY, for their third Training Camp at St. John Fisher College.
Organized Team Activity Coming To An End [11:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: As the Bills near the end of their final organized team activity before training camp, players are beginning to focus on what they need to do individually to make the 53-man roster in August.
Uniform Evolution Wallpaper - Home or Away [9:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Show your pride by putting the Bills on your computer's desktop. Get your uniform evolution wallpaper.
Huntley new to Bills but familiar with system [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Huntley played for Kevin Gilbride, the Bills' new offensive coordinator, in Pittsburgh. It's an advantage that has drastically eased Huntley's transition - and he knows it.'
ESN Bills Report - Ruben Brown hurt, Fisher and Early battle [5:20 PM]
ESN reports: Good camp report.
Ostroski and Germany have minor knee surgeries. Ruben Brown injured his knee and due to that Sullivan and Hulsey are working with first unit.
Someone should tell Bryce Fisher to make sure Michael Early has his helmet off next time Fisher wants to throw hay-makers. Fisher and Early got into a heated battle during practice, but the loser had to be Fisher's right hand. It appeared to land several times to the back of Early's helmet.
PFW on Modrak promotion [5:14 PM]
ProFootballWeekly reports: Reporter Joel Buchsbaum, Tom Modrak's #1 fan, likes this move.
Bledsoe Gains Respect On And Off The Field [1:56 PM]
ESN reports: I was on hand when Bledsoe was first introduced at One Bills Drive and was not overwhelmed by Drew's charisma. However, after just one month I am impressed with the laid back, approachable demeanor of the new signal caller Bills' players and fans are calling their leader.
Chris Brown: Bryson Uncertain About Future in Buffalo [1:39 PM]
WGR reports: Bryson had ingrown toenail removed and was sore on Monday but he was able to practice on the toe Tuesday, and got his reps in team work, but he is still sitting behind Henry, Morris, and Huntley, in that order, in the RB rotation. Last year’s backup RB appears to have slipped a couple of notches. But Bryson is handling it as he always has, like water off a duck’s back, “I’ve been in competition for the longest time. Even back at Tennessee. I guess it’s just another mountain to climb.”
Lary Bump: Modrak re-ups; where's Dwight? [1:35 PM]
Shout! reports: Conspicuously absent from the discussion of scouting staff changes was Dwight Adams, the holdover vice president/player personnel who also has been conspicuously absent from this mini-camp.
2002 Flag Football Tournament A Success [10:18 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The third annual Buffalo Bills Flag Football Tournament was a tremendous success. There were 50 teams that participated in this year's event, and teams traveled from Canada and Pennsylvania to get in on the action. The weather was beautiful on Saturday for regulation play and on Sunday for the playoff games.
Cop attempting to kick start a career [9:21 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: ''Well, the weather is bad and I'm kind of skeptical because the odds of finding somebody with the talent to move on at a place like that is, what, five hundred to one? But then Jon starts punting in the rain. With wet balls. And they're going 50 ... 60 ... 70 yards. So, now I'm looking at him and I'm saying to myself, 'Wow. This is a kicker.' ''
Bills expect maximum results from minicamps [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"But we need to take advantage of as many days as we can in this program because we are so young and we are new."'
Modrak makes move to assistant GM [9:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I like where we're going," Modrak said. "You work at this job for a lot of reasons, but one of them is to be successful. And I see the light at the end of the tunnel, we're going to be successful, we're going to win and that makes it even more appealing."'
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