Miami (0-5) at Buffalo (0-4) [9:55 PM]
AP reports: '``If we realize how to win games in the clutch, we could be 4-0 or at least 2-2,'' Bills offensive lineman Ross Tucker said. ``You just learn to do it by doing it. And we will.'''
Fiedler uncertain about availability against Bills [9:29 PM]
AP reports: 'Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler said Wednesday he's uncertain whether a cracked rib will prevent him from playing Sunday at Buffalo. If Fiedler doesn't start, A.J. Feeley said he'll be ready to step in. Both were listed as questionable on the injury report, but Feeley was more optimistic about his availability after recovering from a concussion in Sunday's 24-10 loss at New England.'
Bills & Verizon Fight Domestic Violence [9:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The first 1,000 fans to donate a phone at any of the 10 gates as they enter Ralph Wilson Stadium will receive a poster featuring HopeLine spokesperson, linebacker London Fletcher.'
Milloy Suits-Up for Practice [9:05 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"It's been a long process and every week I've been getting better," Milloy said. "At the beginning of this process I kept asking the doctors, 'how long until I'll be able to come back?' and they kept shooting me down for my own safety. I got to the point where I just stop asking and focused on getting better."'
Bills Release WR Bobby Shaw [9:04 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Mularkey said Shaw's release wasn't meant to send a message to the team. Rather, the coaching staff felt they could improve the production level with his roster spot. "When I say production, it is game, practice, meetings, and anything affiliated with what you do with your job," said Mularkey.'
Bills Release Bobby Shaw [8:57 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'Mike Mularkey said Shaw was cut for his lack of production on the field, at practice and in meetings.'
Bills Release Bobby Shaw [8:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mularkey also went on to say that it could mean more time for Sam Aiken or Drew Haddad (who is currently on the practice squad).'
Colts sign new QB, release Hamilton [8:51 PM]
AP reports: The Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback Travis Brown to their practice squad Wednesday and released former Georgia Tech star Joe Hamilton.
Bills S Milloy practices for first time in 6 weeks [8:44 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills have upgraded Milloy's status on their injury report, listing him as questionable. Coach Mike Mularkey described Milloy as a day-to-day decision, saying he wants to see the player become comfortable in a competitive setting.'
Unhappy with his production, Bills release WR Shaw [8:41 PM]
AP reports: 'He had managed just five catches for 59 yards this season.'
Agent: Bills release WR Shaw [3:31 PM]
AP reports: 'Shaw's agent Frank Bauer told The Associated Press that his client arrived for practice when he was informed to clean out his locker and await being cut or traded. Bauer said the team had until 1 p.m. to trade Shaw, or he would be released. ''Any time a team's struggling, there's a tendency to make some changes,'' Bauer said. ''But this one catches Bobby and me both by surprise. ... Maybe they were trying to send a message.'''
Buffalo's offensive shake-up dislodges Shaw [3:05 PM]
ESPN reports: The Buffalo Bills made their first front-office reaction to owner Ralph Wilson's public frustration about an offense he labeled as boring. In a strange move Wednesday morning, the team order wide receiver Bobby Shaw to clear out his locker and await either a release or trade by 1 p.m.
Bills vs. Dolphins Preview [12:45 PM]
BillsDaily.com reports: Wow! How far has this rivalry fallen? The Bills and Dolphins is usually a game circled on many fans of both team's calendars. This year, it is a battle of the only two remaining winless teams in the entire league.
Same old story for the Bills [12:44 PM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: 'It's now or never for the Bills with the easiest part of the schedule coming over the next three weeks with a Ravens squad that will be without the suspended Jamal Lewis and the 1-4 Cardinals coming after Miami before looking for revenge against the Jets on Nov. 7. But as abysmal as things look right now, a win on Sunday would put the Bills at 1-4, the same record the Tennessee Titans had in 2002 on their way to an 11-5 record and AFC Championship appearance.'
Teague forced to sit and watch [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I hadn't missed an offensive play in three years before I got hurt," said Teague, whose string of 35 straight starts with the Bills is the longest of the offensive linemen. "It's just one of those things that happened. It's unfortunate, but my main concern is getting back as soon as possible and help us get a win."'
Former UM star McGahee could start against Dolphins [5:05 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '"We've seen some things on the practice field the last couple of weeks that we hadn't seen with him in terms of his quickness and burst," said Bills President/General Manager Tom Donahoe, who didn't play McGahee in his rookie season to avoid risking a setback in his recuperation. "It looked to be where it used to be."'
Wednesday's Miami Coverage [5:04 AM]
Misery has company (Miami Herald)
Players divided on election (Miami Herald)
Former UM star McGahee could start against Dolphins (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins GM denies plan to deal top players (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
It's easy to suffer this bad season (Palm Beach Post)
Replacements for Mare get to show some leg (Palm Beach Post)
On radio, Spielman stays in his foxhole (Palm Beach Post)
Is the Sage Rosenfels era about to begin for Dolphins? (The Sports Network)
Dolphins Make Roster Moves (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills by the Numbers [5:03 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'Lee Evans became the 37th player to catch a Bledsoe touchdown pass. Evans has a 40 plus yard reception in three straight games. He is the the fifth to do that and the first rookie.'
Flashback: Kelly's TD Run Tops Dolphins [9:28 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I remember pretty much spreading everybody out and it was really supposed to be a pass play," said Kelly. "I've heard like four or five different things it was supposed to be, but it was supposed to be a pass play to Ronnie Harmon out in the flat. We were supposed to have a couple picks coming across on the right side, but as I got the snap, I dropped back and I just saw the guys splitting them. The linebackers and defensive backs were just splitting. I saw a little crease and decided to put my head down and run to the goal line and hopefully I was going to get across before they got to me. I remember getting underneath a couple of the Dolphin players. One of the guys was hurt on that play. I think, if I remember correctly, one of them knocked the other guy out, but I was almost the one that really got hurt the worst. I was on the bottom of that pile and I couldn't breath! I'm yelling for everyone to get off me! Then I just couldn't even yell because I was so tired and just the excitement of beating the Dolphins."'
Bills Make Practice Squad Move [8:54 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'David Pruce is an offensive lineman who was in camp with New England this summer. He was a starter in NFL Europe for Frankfurt for the past two seasons.'
Bills place OL Sobieski on injured list; sign OL Pruce [8:51 PM]
AP reports: 'The team did not disclose Sobieski's injury. The Bills' fifth-round pick in the 2003 draft, Sobieski appeared in one game as a rookie, and opened this season on the practice squad.'
Bills Sign Pruce to Practice Squad [4:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Pruce, originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2002, was most recently signed as a free agent by the Patriots in February of 2004 and allocated to NFL Europe. The University of Buffalo grad played in NFL Europe for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 2003 and 2004, starting all 20 games over that span.'
Bills Need to be More Aggressive [4:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills should open things up a bit offensively. Lee Evans has really come on as a deep threat and a great weapon for Drew. He has caught a long ball down field for three straight games now and they need to get him more involved in the offense. There's nothing wrong with letting Drew throw the ball deep. Their offensive game plan this season has not put up enough points and it hasn't earned them a win. Maybe it's time to change things up a little and not try to control the clock as much. Their offensive philosophy hasn't worked the way everyone had hoped it would yet this season.'
HS Football "Coach of the Week" - Week 6 [4:51 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Coach Dean Santorio of Grand Island High School has been named the Buffalo Bills high school football "Coach of the Week" for the sixth weekend of the 2004 season (October 8-9).'
Get ready for NFL game of the weak [1:15 PM]
Niagara Gazette reports: 'This could be the low-scoring type of game that has typified the National Hockey League over the past decade.'
Bills’ defense should share some blame [12:05 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'That is to say, as much as the Bills are offensively challenged, they would still be 2-2 if defensive coordinator Jerry Gray’s unit could have gotten stops on the opponents’ final drives in two games.'
Bills gearing up for AFC Least battle [12:00 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'In all fairness to the Bills, they have been in every game they have played and have nowhere near the problems of the Miami Dolphins, who rank last in nearly every offensive category.'
Same Old Thing [12:00 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Don’t think for a second that I’m blaming it all on Mike Mularkey. He’s new and inexperienced. But he’s also smart and aware. I think if we could get him past the coachspeak of protecting his guys, he’d tell you the truth. He knows he has to purge this roster of players that are either; a) bad b) a bad fit or c) bad at winning.'
Tucker provides relief at center [10:22 AM]
Reading Eagle reports: '“It just seemed they liked me more as kind of a sixth man at all three interior spots,” Tucker said. “That became my role.”'
This time, rivalry is hardly offensive [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Who knows where this season is headed for the Bills and Miami. But the loser Sunday will own the well-deserved title as the worst team in the NFL. Hmm, maybe this game means something after all.'
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