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Buffalo Bills News - July 25, 2001

Marker Buffalo Bills Parade Route - map and route only [11:11 PM]
TBD reports: Map (image) showing parade route only.

Marker Route of Parade on Friday [11:08 PM]
TBD reports: Buffalo Bills Parade Route
Friday, July 27th - 6:00pm

Join Pittsford in welcoming the Buffalo Bills back to Pittsford with this town wide parade. The parade will step off from Sutherland High School and travel the following route:

Sutherland Street, to Lincoln Avenue, onto South Main Street where
it will pass by a reviewing stand and end at the corner of South Main and Monroe Avenue.

Marker Williams ready for training camp, with or without Clements [9:03 PM]
AP reports: '"I'm more worried about who's here than who is not here," Williams said. "This organization has lasted a long time without Nate Clements."'

Marker Bills place Moore on physically unable to perform list [9:01 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills placed Moore on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday, saying he needs more time to recover after being shot in the leg seven weeks ago.'

Marker Packers show interest in linebacker Holecek [1:29 PM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: 'Other teams showing interest include Indianapolis, New England, the New York Jets, San Diego and Washington. Any potential contract will probably be for the veteran minimum of $477,000.'

Marker Everything you need to know about Buffalo Bills\' training camp [1:24 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: \'The Rochester area responded by turning out an average of 6,100 fans per workout and some 122,000 over the course of camp, both figures tops the National Football League.\'

Marker Kris Farris moves ahead of Robert Hicks according to Don Banks of SI [12:56 PM]
CNN/SI reports: The Bills believe they've almost picked up a free draft pick in Farris, a former 3rd rounder of Pittsburgh in 1999 who was out all last season with a left foot stress fracture. The 1998 Outland Trophy winner from UCLA, Farris signed in April and after some fine minicamp showings has moved ahead of incumbent right tackle Robert Hicks.

Marker Aaron Schobel, Travis Henry agree to similar contracts [12:44 PM]
AP reports: The Bills agreed to terms with their two 2nd round draft picks, defensive end Aaron Schobel and running back Travis Henry.

Both were scheduled to sign their respective deals when rookies and selected veterans were to report to training camp later in the day.

Marker Catchin\' up with Kwame [12:02 PM]
Daily Texan reports: As a rookie in 2000, he saw a small amount of playing time, finishing with three receptions on the year, but he did have one very important task.

\"I was the chicken man,\" Cavil said. \"Before games I had to go to KFC and get the chicken for the team. That was my job.\"

Marker Bills' wives team up to fight hunger [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During the Sept. 30 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the women will collect money and nonperishable food items at the gates of the stadium. Each person who donates will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to slap each of the team's players high-five on the field at the next home game.'

Marker Bills expect the hits to keep on coming [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"So to be able to battle through the physical part of a ballgame, there will be times during training camp this year that we're going to have to have physical periods to see how they respond to the extreme physical nature of the game."'

Marker Bills sign second-round choice Henry [5:45 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills yesterday agreed to contract terms with rookie running back Travis Henry, who they believe will push returning young veterans Sammy Morris and Shawn Bryson for the starting tailback job.'

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July 24, 2001

Marker Going . . . going . . . gone [12:15 PM]
D and C reports: Memories from the Bills' 2000 camp. Doug Flutie leads the list of players and coaches released, lost to free agency or dismissed during the offseason.

Marker Face lift [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: \\\'The big question going into training camp is not so much will this new defense work as much as who will make it work.\\\'

Marker Bills shuffle roster before camp [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills also added a contender in their wide-open race for the punting job by signing Brian Moorman, who led NFL Europe in punting the past two seasons.'

Marker 2nd round pick Travis Henry's agent says he's struck a deal with the Bills [7:56 AM]
WKBW reports: There are only two draft picks left to be signed by the Buffalo Bills. The agent for second round pick Travis Henry says he's struck a deal with the Bills...a four year contract for the Tennessee running back. Henry will be in camp Wednesday. The Bills still have their top two picks unsigned...Nate Clements and Aaron Show-Bull.

Marker Ex-Bills' LB Holecek pays a visit [6:37 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Holecek, who started 51 of 58 games for the Bills over the past four seasons and played under Jets new defensive boss Ted Cottrell, was released recently in a salary-cap move. Cottrell has been pushing for the club to sign him.'

Marker Jets Talking to Linebacker Holecek [6:32 AM]
New York Times reports: '"He's a three-year starter in the league, and obviously he'd like to be a starter," Jets General Manager Terry Bradway said. "But he feels very comfortable with Teddy Cottrell, and he had a good visit. He's like a college recruit right now."'

Marker Jets Join Line For 'Backer [5:47 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Holecek, 29, released two weeks ago, is one of the top free agents on the market. He already has visited the Patriots, with the Packers still on his itinerary. The Chargers are also believed to be interested.'

Marker NFL Europe punter in camp with Bills [5:34 AM]
D and C reports: 'Punter Brian Moorman will be a player to watch at camp this week at St. John Fisher College as he competes for the starting job left vacated by the release of veteran Chris Mohr.'

July 23, 2001

Marker Bills picked 5th in division [9:43 PM]
MSNBC reports: 'But in a 4-3 front, you need solid linemen. Where's he going to find them? When your hopes lie with guys named Leif Larson and Erik Flowers, you got problems.'

Marker Two current, one former Buffalo Bill makes CBS' top 50 players. [9:42 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'If all the NFL players were put into a pool for a special draft, this list ranks the top 50 players in the league based on their ability. Pardon the street jargon, but here are what we'll call the Phat Phifty.'

Marker Bills sign five, release two [3:19 PM]
AP reports: 'Pete Gonzalez appeared to have the inside track to assume the role of Buffalo Bills No. 3 quarterback after the Bills on Monday released free agent Tim Hasselbeck.'

Marker Blls cut QB Tim Hasselbeck & punter Pat Pidgeon [2:09 PM] reports: They also signed 5 FA's - RB Curtis Alexander (from XFL), QB Jack Hawley, punter Brian Moorman (from NFLE Berlin Thunder), and WR Chris Rosier & Corey Thomas. None have NFL experience.

Marker Mid-summer thoughts on the Bills [1:34 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Chances are good that at least seven games will sell out this season, thanks to rivalries and marketing.'

Marker Bills' rookies reporting on Wednesday [9:02 AM]
reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will open training camp in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford for the second straight year when rookies and selected veterans report on Wednesday.'

Marker Bills' new offense aims to get off to a running start [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Take away quarterback scrambles and wide receiver reverses, and the Bills' running backs averaged a paltry 3.5 yards per carry in an offense that was inconsistent, predictable and lacked an identity.'

July 22, 2001

Marker The Taskmaster [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams' rise to Bills head coach is the story of a super-achiever who plotted each step on his path up the coaching ladder and went after his goals with a work ethic and maniacal organizational style that left colleagues in awe.'

Marker Rebuilding job to keep Gray busy in Buffalo [6:25 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: 'But Williams and Gray aren't asking for sympathy. After the hardships they experienced in moving from Houston to Tennessee and still getting the promotions they longed for, they know no football obstacle is too difficult to overcome.'

Marker Bills begin camping here this week [6:10 AM]
D and C reports: '"But we don't have staff meetings where we say, 'We've got to beat last year's numbers,' " says Russ Brandon, Bills vice president of business development and marketing. "We just want to provide a great family environment, one kids can remember throughout the winter."'

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