Bills Team Report [4:26 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'OLB Jason Gildon gives the team a chance to work the 3-4 into its defense. Gildon spent 10 years in the Steelers' 3-4 defense and is a better fit in that scheme. Coordinator Jerry Gray will keep the 4-3 as the base alignment but might put LBs Takeo Spikes, London Fletcher, Jeff Posey and Gildon on the field together.'
WR Evans takes part as Bills open training camp [9:21 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills were somewhat handcuffed in negotiations in that they were only allotted $4 million this season to sign six draft picks, including quarterback J.P. Losman, selected 22nd overall. Losman signed his contract a five-year deal that includes a $5.6 million bonus just hours before Evans. Evans' contract includes a clause giving him the option to void the final year.'
OT Williams opens Bills camp with second stringers [9:21 PM]
AP reports: 'Asked when Williams will be back with the starters, Mularkey said: ''Eventually, obviously, the sooner the better for all of us, I think.'''
Bills release cornerback Carter [9:20 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills gave no explanation for the release. They signed Carter in January and he spent the spring playing in NFL Europe.'
Bills Open Camp [8:05 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'Mularkey announced on Sunday that former first round draft pick Mike Williams was replaced at right tackle by Marcus Price. Mularkey said, "That was my decision alone. It's not a punishment of any kind. I think he understands that and I think Marcus Price understands that. I'm very up front with these guys, I think they need that." Williams was the fourth overall pick in the 2002 draft.'
Bills Back at St. John Fisher [8:05 PM]
RNews.com reports: '"We have a great interactive area for the kids, youngsters get to test their skills, see all about football, and, of course, you get a couple of autographs with the guys coming over to the fence and signing," said Scott Berchtold of the Buffalo Bills.'
Transcript: Coach Mike Mularkey [7:51 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'On Willis McGahee's knee: We'll find out the more the pads go on and takes some licks. I'm not sure you can even totally evaluate that until you get into a game type situation. In his running, I see no ill-effects of his injury whatsoever in what we're doing.'
Bills Release Carter [3:43 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills announced today that the team has released CB Kahlil Carter.'
Tickets Availability for Second Night Practice [3:42 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The August 11th night practice will run from 6:45 - 8:45 PM and will once again feature an autograph session involving the entire team following practice. Tickets for the night practice are free and are limited to six per person.'
Lou Holtz Predicts More Success for Clements [3:41 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Tom was a lawyer and he wanted to get into coaching," says former Notre Dame and current South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz. "I’ll tell you this, he’s very intelligent and has the ideal temperament to be a coordinator on the professional level. He’s very patient and very aware. I think he’ll do a wonderful job and I’m very happy he’s gotten this opportunity."'
All aboard [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I can't even describe it," Losman said. "I'm really happy to be here on time. I didn't really like the idea of holding out or anything like that. Everything went real smooth. My agent said it was going to get taken care of, he was a man of his word and it happened. It's exciting. I have kind of been waiting for it for a long, long time, and now that it's actually happening it's all surreal."'
Some of the color fades from camp [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The year Todd Collins inherited the starting quarterback job from Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, Channel 7's John Murphy was asking Steve Tasker a series of "does he need to . . . " questions about Collins. Tasker interrupted him. "What he needs to do is pay attention," was his answer.'
Bills kick off at full throttle [8:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“You're trying to see who is dependable, who is accountable, who is a physically and mentally tough player in the good part of it, and then when it gets hard and they face some adversity, you want to see who can outlast it,” Mularkey said on Saturday as his players checked into their dorm rooms.'
Top picks on board: Losman, Evans agree to terms with Bills [8:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Every second we're together is critical, especially young players like that. It's definitely a good start.”'
Bills soak up fans' pep [8:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“All I can say is wow,” said new head coach Mike Mularkey, as he addressed the faithful. “If there's a better fan base anywhere in America, I'd like to see it.”'
Bills Sign Both First-Rounders [8:53 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'The entire Bills roster will conduct one practice session on Sunday beginning at 2:45 pm. The first day of camp from St. John Fisher College is opened to the public.'
Pep Rally, Parade Welcome Bills [8:52 AM]
RNews.com reports: '"It's a great thing to have in your community. It's great for community pride. It's just a tremendous family activity to go over to camp just to have the chance to see NFL and pro athletes is something most communities and most people don't have a chance to see. So, it's great for us for that, but it also puts us on the map," said Carpenter.'
Transcript: Coach Mike Mularkey [8:11 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'You are trying to evaluate players down here. You're also trying to evaluate your team and see who is dependable, accountable and who the physically and mentally tough players are. When it gets hard and they face a little adversity you want to see who can out last it. You also want to find out some things about each phase of the team. You want to see defensively if we are going to be complacent or get better, trying to create more turnovers more than ever. Offensively you want to see if we are going to be a smart offense and a ball control offense. On special teams you want to see if we are going to be consistent. All of those things are going to be evaluated, it's not just what's on film. We are going to hit a little bit more than I think they've hit in the past. Right or wrong I think that is the best way to get a feel for all of those evaluations, which is to start a little more physical and you can then cut back.'
Transcript: Quarterback Drew Bledsoe [8:11 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I'm fired up to get going. Anytime you have a tough year you want to put that behind you as quick as you can. For the most part I feel like I've done that, I'm not really too concerned about last year at all. I'm going forward from here and I'm going to be optimistic about the year. That's what's got me fired up, it's not necessarily last year, but just the fact that I feel we have a chance to be very good this year.'
Transcript: Quarterback J.P. Losman [8:10 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'On what his demands were to his agent: I've known him since I was in about 10th grade of high school, so we have a really good relationship. When he says something's going to happen, I believe him.'
Moulds Back and Healthy for 2004 [8:09 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Luckily I didn't have to have surgery," Moulds said. "It was tough to let it (the groin) heal on its own. It's one of the injuries you just need to have rest for it to recover. But it healed nicely and I'm happy with the results."'
Pittsford Youth Day at the Buffalo Bills VIP Training Camp [5:12 PM]
TownOfPittsford.com reports: 'This select day of training camp is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 on the St. John Fisher College campus. Youth Day will consist of a variety of exciting football-related activities tailored for youngsters with special needs.'
The Buffalo Bills return to Pittsford training camp [5:12 PM]
TownOfPittsford.com reports: '"I recently had the pleasure to meet with Coach Mularkey who expressed his excitement about returning to Pittsford. Our annual Rally is a great kickoff for a successful training camp and gives the players, the coaches, and the fans an opportunity to share the buzz about the start of a new season," said Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter.'
2004 Buffalo Bills Pep Rally [5:11 PM]
TownOfPittsford.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills Pep Rally is set for Saturday, July 31 at 5:30PM.'
The Bills Agree To Terms With Evans [4:44 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Evans is expected to challenge for a starting spot with Josh Reed. He adds the speed dimension this team didn't have last season after Eric Moulds got hurt.'
Buffalo inks QB Losman [2:46 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Bills are looking to groom Losman as the possible replacement to starter Drew Bledsoe. Buffalo was so enthroned with Losman that the club gave up three draft picks, including a first-rounder next year, in a deal with Dallas to trade up in the first round.'
Buffalo Bills sign Losman; Evans agrees to contract [2:44 PM]
AP reports: 'Evans set a career school record at Wisconsin with 175 catches for 3,468 yards and 26 touchdowns, while averaging 19.92 yards a reception -- second only to Tony Simmons.'
Bills agree to terms with Evans [1:47 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills today announced that the team has agreed to terms with the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, wide receiver Lee Evans. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.'
Bills sign Losman [1:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills today announced that the team has signed the 22nd overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, quarterback JP Losman. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.'
The Bills Will Have Their Kid Quarterback In Camp [1:45 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Bonuses will give Losman 5.586-million of guaranteed money. Incentives could max the deal out at 24.58-million dollars.'
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