Strong draft still confusing for the Bills [5:15 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“We have said publicly we want to take a young quarterback,” Donahoe admitted. “ And I don’t think our stance has changed. But when do you take him? How does the guy develop? What does he turn into? Who knows?”'
NFL doesn’t want high schoolers [5:39 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And Donahoe doesn’t buy the argument that young players could be stashed on a roster as they learn and mature. “I don’t totally agree with it, if that’s what somebody’s thinking,” he said. “When you have a 53-man roster, you’d like to think all those guys can play. You may need them at some time during the year. To have two to four guys who are redshirts ... you’d be scared to death to put them in a game. I don’t think too many coaches want to be in that situation.”'
Swap meet [12:16 AM]
CNNSI reports: Mike Williams, with his very average speed and a good, but far-from-great workout, might linger on the board even longer. Most personnel men now have him going somewhere in the teens, with No. 13 Buffalo said to be zeroing in him.
Road trippin [12:14 AM]
CNNSI reports: New England at Buffalo, Week 4 -- Both teams will be coming off the dreaded Week 3 bye as they play their first AFC East division game of the season.
Elite receiver class overshadows speedy Evans [12:13 AM]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: "There's nothing wrong with Lee Evans," Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Tom Modrak said. "I like Lee Evans a lot. The kid can catch and run." Modrak, a scout since 1973, was asked to consider the first wide receiver selected in the last 10 drafts and compare them to Evans. In chronological order, the list included Charles Johnson (17th overall pick), Michael Westbrook (4), Keyshawn Johnson (1), Ike Hilliard (7), Kevin Dyson (16), Torry Holt (6), Peter Warrick (4), David Terrell (8), Donte' Stallworth (13) and Charles Rogers (2). According to Modrak, he'd take Evans over five, he'd take four of the top picks over Evans and one was too close for him to call.
Signing period ends Friday [12:13 AM]
ESPN reports: "Based on what occurred last year, the consensus was that (the restricted market) would be pretty active, but that hasn't been the case," said Buffalo Bills president and general manager Tom Donahoe. "It's moved back to how it was before (2003)."
Jones Enters 20th Season With New Title [8:07 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I am still doing the things that I have always done, but now I have the assistant to the head coach title," said Jones. "There is so much paperwork in the offseason to get the group in here and keep things organized. I do flight schedules, help figure out what days we will have off, the payroll, and I also do the addendums to the contracts that are necessary. If the offseason paperwork is not kept organized it becomes chaotic. My duties may very well carry into the season with things like itineraries."'
Tough Road Trips Late For Bills [3:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'It's hard enough to win on the road in the NFL, but the Bills stretch run in the second half of the season could be a major challenge.'
Home improvement tops Bills' to-do list [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Six of their first 10 games are at home, and their road slate looks decidedly more daunting than their home schedule.'
Honestly, Bills may take Rivers [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We have one franchise quarterback," Donahoe said, "and we're looking for another one."'
Bills open at home vs. Jacksonville [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Twice in the final two months, they will play back-to-back road games, with two West Coast trips.'
Bills deserve Monday night snub after dismal year [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Oct. 3 home game against New England could be huge in determining whether the Bills are a playoff caliber team.'
Schedule makers hand Bills an easy start to NFL season [4:33 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'The Buffalo Bills appear to have something of a scheduling sandwich for next season, with what could be soft games at the start and finish of the year and a tough middle to chew on.'
Steelers' 2004 schedule plays up rivalries old and new [4:32 AM]
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports: 'The end comes Jan. 2 at Buffalo, where fired Steelers personnel boss Tom Donahoe is the team president and general manager who hired Steelers offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey as his new coach. Even Dan Rooney's Irish eyes brightened over the possibility that the season finale in Buffalo between old friends might mean something. "It'll be good," Rooney said. "Hopefully, it's for all the marbles."'
Bills Announce 2004 Schedule [4:31 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'While the Bills won't get to play on Monday night, they do have one nationally televised Sunday night game on ESPN. That takes place on November 14 when Buffalo visits Super Bowl Champion New England at 8:30pm.'
Victory Beyond Competition [4:30 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The third annual Athletes in Action's Victory Beyond Competition Experience took place in downtown Buffalo's Hyatt Regency on March 27 where many people gathered to celebrate the greatest comeback game in the NFL and to honor this year's Call to Courage Award winner.'
Buffalo Bills Alumni Present Over $50,000 in Checks to Area Non Profit Organizations [4:29 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Buffalo Bills Alumni hosted their annual Check Presentation Luncheon and Awards Program on February 25, 2004. Over $50,000.00 was distributed to 20 local non-profit organizations. Donations ranged from $500.00 to $15,000.00. All recipients were invited to attend and as you can see by the many smiling faces, it wasn't just the food that made it a luncheon no one would want to miss!
Lee Evans says Bills may be a fit [4:28 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'BOB STELTON: "Were any of them more interested than the others? Or do they all try and keep a poker face?" EVANS: "Actually, they all did a pretty good job of telling me their mindset. The Bills seem to be the team where it's the most feasible that they'd take me. I mean, you look at the Steelers and they have three real good receivers. You look at the Browns, they are going through some things, but they have some good receivers over here. So I don't know, but Buffalo seems to be, of all the visits, the one that is probably the most feasible in taking me."'
The Bills Open At Home [8:33 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The only night game is at New England November 14th on ESPN.'
Mularkey will wait until January to face former team [8:32 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills' upcoming opponents combined for 131-125 record last season, with half of the 16 opponents at .500 or better.'
Bills Announce 2004 Schedule [5:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'All eight regular season home games will take place on Sundays and start at 1:00 PM.'
2004 Schedule [4:26 PM]
Week 1 9/12 JACKSONVILLE
Week 2 9/19 at Oakland
Week 3 9/26 BYE
Week 4 10/3 NEW ENGLAND
Week 5 10/10 at New York Jets
Week 6 10/17 MIAMI
Week 7 10/24 at Baltimore
Week 8 10/31 ARIZONA
Week 9 11/7 NEW YORK JETS
Week 10 11/14 at New England
Week 11 11/21 ST. LOUIS
Week 12 11/28 at Seattle
Week 13 12/5 at Miami
Week 14 12/12 CLEVELAND
Week 15 12/19 at Cincinnati
Week 16 12/26 at San Francisco
Week 17 1/2 PITTSBURGH
Bills will open preseason with two home games [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'All four games will be televised on Channel 7.'
Bills announce 4-game preseason schedule [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Last year’s Kid’s Day game drew a crowd of 62,286, the third-highest attendance ever for a Bills preseason game and the most since the team’s first season in Orchard Park, in 1973.'
Packers negotiating with Couch [5:04 AM]
Green Bay News Chronicle reports: 'Losman is regarded as the fourth-best quarterback in this year's draft class and figures to be available when the Packers select 25th in the first round...Losman, who will complete his visit this morning, previously made stops in Pittsburgh and St. Louis and is scheduled to travel to Buffalo later in the week.'
Bills draft shrouded in mystery [5:03 AM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: 'Bills executives aren't letting on about any plans for Draft day, coming up on April 24, but at yesterday's pre-Draft press conference, you kind of get the feeling they know more about their plans than they're letting on.'
The Bills Open The Preseason Vs Denver [6:22 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Tennessee visits Wilson Stadium on August 21st also at 7:00. That game is Kid's Day. Kids 14 and under will be let in for $8.00. It's $6.00 for season ticket holders.'
Bills open preseason hosting Denver on Aug. 15 [6:21 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills' regular season schedule is set to be announced on Wednesday when the NFL releases its entire schedule.'
Kids Day Against Titans Highlights Preseason [4:35 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Sunday, August 15 DENVER 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 21 TENNESSEE 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 28 at Indianapolis 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 2 at Detroit 8:00 PM'
Chris Brown's 2004 NFL Mock Draft [11:02 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'WR Reggie Williams - Washington
DE Will Smith - Ohio State
QB Phillip Rivers - N.C. State.'
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