Five-year deal worth almost $28M [2:10 PM]
ESPN reports: 'In a move Wednesday that keeps one of their top young players out of the spring 2005 unrestricted free agent market, the Buffalo Bills signed right defensive end Aaron Schobel to a five-year contract extension, ESPN.com has learned.'
With Vincent's help, Evans goes practice route [8:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I told him it was something that we needed to do, so he really didn't have much of a choice," Vincent said.'
Fateful heart transplant spurred ex-Bill to action [8:49 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The experience made Goodwin an advocate for organ donation - a calling that will bring him to the Buffalo area for Upstate New York Transplant Services' annual community recognition dinner Thursday in Salvatore's Italian Gardens in the Town of Lancaster. Goodwin, 62, will urge his audience to hop on the transplant bandwagon by signing the organ donation form that accompanies driver's license renewal information from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.'
Stand by your man [5:02 AM]
Jaguars.com reports: 'Would Donahoe do it again? “Absolutely, because these kinds of players are so rare and so hard to get that you have to take a chance. It was not a blind gamble. We talked to our doctors. Everybody was on board with it. To roll the dice on a talent like McGahee, we'd definitely do it again.”'
Wednesday's Jacksonville Coverage [5:01 AM]
Rookie debut (Florida Times Union)
One road mark favors Jags, another road mark does not (Florida Times Union)
Lewis finds the news he wants (Orlando Sentinel)
Taylor joins practice (Jaguars.com)
Stand by your man (Jaguars.com)
Don’t turn it over (Jaguars.com)
Leftwich: He and Taylor ready for opener with Bills (AP)
Coach's home sold for $835K [9:03 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'Williams, who was not rehired when his contract expired after last season, sold his home in Clarence's Spaulding Lake subdivision for $835,000.'
'Fan Cost Index' says Bills are NFL's best buy [5:34 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The Bills' FCI is placed at $228.52, lowest in the league. Again, the Patriots again have the highest cost per game at $415.95 Across the NFL the average FCI is $312.62, up 4.3 percent from last season.'
Williams Forces Coaches to Keep Him [5:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I'm excited to be a part of this ball club," Williams said. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity. Sunday night was probably the best night of sleep I've gotten in the past couple of months. It just feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm happy that I'm here. This is where I wanted to be."'
HS Football "Coach of the Week" - Week 1 [5:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Head coach Rich Harris of Kenmore West High School has been named the Buffalo Bills’ high school football “Coach of the Week”.
Flashback: Bills Beat Jaguars on Flutie TD [3:20 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We had a ‘check with me play.’ I called one play and Thurman thought I called another," Flutie said. "I turned and he wasn’t there, so I just took off. It was a busted play. It wasn’t a naked bootleg. The blocks were made, the play was there and I walked into the endzone. If that had been Thurman, he would have walked into the endzone."'
Andrews legend still on Bills’ roster [12:50 PM]
Odessa American reports: 'Shaud Williams, a 1999 graduate of Andrews High School whose collegiate football career took many strange turns, made the opening-day roster of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.'
Buffalo Bills to be featured at annual golf tournament [12:49 PM]
Herkimer Evening Telegram reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will be a feature at the 11th Annual St. Francis de Sales Charities Golf Tournament to be held Friday, Sept. 10 at the Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club.'
Almost Time for Kickoff [12:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I don't think any of this weekend's cuts were shockers. One thing that somewhat surprised me was to see the Bills cut both Jason Gildon and Keith McKenzie. I figured those two guys would battle it out for a veteran pass rusher spot, but neither of them ended up making the team. I was also surprised at the Travis Brown situation. They put him on injured reserve and unfortunately, that's just part of the business. As a younger guy it can be frustrating to catch on with a team. I was cut three times before I finally stuck around and made it somewhere. He's just got to keep his head up. It's nothing that he did. I thought he had an outstanding camp and he did everything he had to do to be the back-up. It's just unfortunate that an injury had to basically cause his release.'
Bills' needs cost Brown roster spot [8:49 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We really like Travis," Donahoe said after practice. "The plan during the week was to see if there was a way we could keep four. But when you start to put the numbers together it just couldn't work. It's unfortunate for Travis, but as I told him (Monday) morning it may not be the best thing for him, but it's the best thing for the team right now to give us the additional roster spot. So he understood better after we talked to him. There are no guarantees until you put the final roster together."'
Injured Losman views practice from sidelines [8:48 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's my first day I've got out of my bed, so I wanted to see the guys and it was good for everyone to see me and I'm glad to see them," Losman said after practice. "It's good to be part of the team again."'
Sharing the load works for ends [4:59 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Denney and Kelsay are going to split time at the position, which, in today's NFL is not a bad thing. Teams have come to realize that they must rotate defensive linemen during games because the line positions are physically demanding and it's very difficult for players to play entire games up front.'
Tennessee Trio makes the Bills cut [4:58 AM]
AP reports: 'Boy, did 31 teams miss out when all three of them went undrafted last spring, Ritzmann chimed in. ''We all kind of felt, `Man, this is not right,''' Ritzmann said. ''So we all came in here knowing that we were going to give everything we've got to make this football team.'''
Losman Says Vincent Isn't To Blame For His Injury [4:57 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The GM said, "It's unfortunate for Travis, I told him it may not be good for him, but it's the best thing for the team to give us the additional roster spot." He understood better after we talked to him, but I think he felt that he was here, but there are no guarantees until you put the final roster together."'
Bills a Little Bit Better [4:56 AM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Add it up, and you've got a 9-7 team headed for bigger and better things, even if that won't be quite good enough to get into the playoffs.'
Bills Fill Practice Squad [7:57 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'The Bills signed eight players to the Practice Squad. A day after reducing their roster to the league mandatory 53, the Bills along with the rest of the league could sign up to eight players to their Practice Squad.'
Bills defend decision to place Brown on IR [6:29 PM]
AP reports: 'Donahoe said Brown proved to be the odd man out because the team had already elected to keep active starting safety Lawyer Milloy and rookie quarterback J.P. Losman. Milloy is expected to miss at least the season opener with a broken forearm, and Losman will miss at least the first half of the season.'
Giants Continue to Build Roster [6:21 PM]
Giants.com reports: A fifth-round draft choice out of Illinois by Buffalo in 2001, the 6-5, 325-pound Sullivan played in 32 games with 22 starts over the past three seasons for the Bills. He played in 10 games with two starts (one at left tackle and one at right tackle) as a rookie in 2001. In his second season, Sullivan started all 16 games at right guard for the Bills. The 26-year old Sullivan was inactive for the first eight weeks of the 2003 season before starting the last four games of the year at left tackle. Sullivan was born on Feb. 2, 1978 in Chicago.
Bills QB Losman takes first step in rehab on crutches [5:59 PM]
AP reports: '''This is my first day out. It feels good,'' said Losman, who is now wearing a protective boot that covers his lower left leg. ''I wanted to see the guys. And it's good for everyone to see me. I'm glad to see them. It's good to feel like part of the team again.'''
McFarland Fights His Way onto Roster [5:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Offensive lineman Dylan McFarland fought his way onto the Bills 53-man roster. The seventh round pick from Montana even beat out a few veterans to grab the last lineman spot on the Bills squad. "It's a great feeling," McFarland said. "This is something I've worked for my whole life and to make this team is pretty special."'
Bills attempt to erase memories of last year's blunders [3:39 PM]
AP reports: '''It's time to play,'' Henry said. ''I think the attitude is that things haven't been right around here as far as winning the way we ought to with the players that we've got on this team. It's time to put up.'''
Bills Sign Eight To Practice Squad [3:36 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills today signed the following eight players to the Practice Squad...'.
Practice Squad Proves Beneficial for Team [1:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"The only difference is that you're not active during the game," said linebacker Mario Haggan, a former Practice Squad player. "You're basically still learning the system. It's another opportunity to continue to be in the system and learn and develop as a player and hopefully in weeks to come you can move up and contribute to the team as an active player."'
Bills Team Report [9:50 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Matthews' good showing in the final exhibition game might have convinced the team it could live with two healthy passers, which made Brown expendable. Matthews doesn't have a strong arm, but he is accurate and usually makes good decisions. He also gives the team a backup with experience as a starter; neither Losman nor Brown has started an NFL game.'
Surprise gifts for Bills [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The surprise walk-on rookie was defensive end Constantin Ritzmann, another Tennessee Vol who was kept in favor of veterans Jason Gildon and Keith McKenzie.'
A look at the 2004 Buffalo Bills [8:52 AM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: 'Things still have time to work themselves out, but the way things are going right now, the Bills will be lucky to play .500 ball.'
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