Teams hurt by carrying 'dead money' [5:39 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Despite thrifty cap management and a terrific job of whittling away at the pool of "dead money" he inherited, Buffalo Bills general manager Tom Donahoe is still working this year with a hole of nearly $15 million in his salary cap. Over $5 million of that is tied up in former starting quarterback Rob Johnson, released early in the spring.'
Dates Set for 2002 Promotions [1:15 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills today announced that center Kent Hull will be placed on the team's Wall of Fame on Sunday, October 6 when the Bills host the Oakland Raiders.'
Always in Buffalo [1:14 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The 1986 downfall of the USFL became a windfall for the Bills. - Kent Hull
Norwood feels your pain over wide right [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Man, if he only made the kick.'
Ask Kent Hull a question [8:16 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Kent Hull still remains active with the Bills through the team's Alumni Relations department and has agreed to answer your questions in an exclusive interview with buffalobills.com.
Dan Arkush: Football chat [12:10 AM]
ESPN reports: And watch out for Buffalo, Bob. the early reports on Drew Bledsoe are very encouraging, and I think head coach Gregg Williams will keep the arrow pointing up. Nobody works harder. Nobody.
Coy Wire: The complete package [9:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "I'm going to be working harder than any other safety in the NFL! There are places that I want to go (in the league) and I have a lot of work to do to get there. I wouldn't want to be any other place doing anything else. I couldn't be happier."
Kicking with attitude [7:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "I'm having a lot of fun playing football again," Hollis said. "It's all about attitude, it really is."
AFC East recovery room [6:31 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: The Dolphins have a series of nagging pains that must be monitored, but the Bills and Super Bowl champs have gotten off pretty clean.
RB Travis Henry (knee) -- Ready for camp.
Henry had his knee cleaned out to repair loose cartilage but has fully recovered. He has worked out and expects to be full bore for camp.
G Jerry Ostroski (knee) -- Limited in camp.
Questions still loom how his knee and leg will respond. The team's veteran guard continues to work through some problems in his knee derived from problems with a leg he broke last preseason. Doctors inserted a metal plate for support but the plate has aggravated his knee. Doctors then cleaned out some tissue in the joint in June to promote healing. He is expected to be limited in camp and the team is uncertain when he will return to 100 percent.
AFC East Primer: Dolphins are best of a good bunch [6:22 PM]
Sporting News reports: If Buffalo can settle its uncertainty in the backfield and offensive line, it could easily sneak past .500 and into the playoffs. One daunting factor is the Bills' strength of schedule -- it's tied for the toughest in the league.
Thunder wins Father's Day tournament [11:23 AM]
Miami Herald reports: Former [Buffalo Bills kicker] Booth Lusteg, a Pembroke Pines resident, is conducting Kicking for Christ, a free camp for kicking and punting Saturday July 14 at American Heritage School in Plantation, FL.
Preseason / Training Camp Calendar [10:45 AM]
TBD reports: Training Camp is around the corner as is the Jim Kelly Final Showdown game and the Jim Kelly Hall of Fame Enshirnement / TBD Enshirnement Trip.
Haddad Gets One More Shot at NFL [10:42 AM]
Buffalo News reports: "It feels great to be in a situation where the big guys upstairs all the way down to the coaches believe in you and are on your side," Haddad said. "There were some questions in my head after the Bills released me. But going out there last preseason and being able to do something positive re-lighted my fire and made me realize that I could play. It made me feel that I belonged."
Need Miami @ Bills tickets [8:15 AM]
The Stadium Wall reports: "I'm looking for good tickets to the Miami @ Bills game. I'm looking for 4 tickets in the lower level, trying to get 30-50 yard line."
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Four 1st level, mid-field tickets available [8:12 AM]
The Stadium Wall reports: "I've got 4 extra tix for the final game of season vs. Cincy... could be a playoff clinching game. 1st level on 40 yard line visitor side. Unbelievable seats... I'll sell them for face value."
Bills: Success hinges on Bledsoe [6:50 AM]
Sporting News reports: 'Key issue: Which Drew Bledsoe shows up. If the Bills get the Bledsoe of five or six years ago who had a nearly 2-1 ratio of TDs to interceptions, they will be a great offensive team. If they get the Bledsoe who was shoved aside by Tom Brady in New England last seaosn, it could be another long year.'
Bob Lamb: The Last Time Bills Fans Awaited A Savior [1:44 PM]
Bills Daily reports: Buffalo has had a number of thr worst game day coaches (i.e. Kay Stephenson) who were nice, likeable guys and made players comfortable but could not get the job done.
Bills help Choice One celebrate milestone [11:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills will help Choice One Communications mark a major milestone today when the telecommunications company recognizes its 100,000th client.'
Fulton grad Bradley invited to Bills camp [4:20 PM]
Knoxville News Sentinel reports: '"I went up and worked out last week for them,'' Bradley said Friday. "They're calling me in Wednesday to get a physical and my agent said they're probably going to sign me for two years (non-guaranteed).'''
Williams expected to receive supersized contract [9:28 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We've had a couple conversations but nothing of real substance yet," said Bills President Tom Donahoe of talks with Williams' California-based agent, David Dunn. "But it's still early. Things usually don't heat up till later in July for the top picks in the first round."'
QB competition will bring rare air of excitement to Bengals camp [9:27 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Scott Norwood will return to Buffalo for a rare public appearance at "Kelly vs. Marino: The Final Showdown," the flag football game between the two quarterbacking greats July 21 in UB Stadium.'
Impact players: The deals with a difference [8:37 PM]
ESPN reports: 'He's playing behind an upgraded offensive line that may take until midseason to come together, so his goal is staying healthy. Still, no player acquired this offseason is in a position such as Bledsoe. His performance can make or break the Bills season.'
NFL Bills show interest in Bradley [9:18 AM]
Roanoke Times reports: 'The Roanoke Steam could lose another player to the NFL. Buffalo Bills pro personnel director John Guy said Tuesday there is a good chance his team will sign Steam defensive specialist Jykine Bradley.'
Three draft picks agree to Bills' pacts [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Terms were not disclosed for any of the deals.'
2 saved in crash involving ex-Bulldog [9:19 AM]
Fresno Bee reports: 'Sciandra said Bills' officials have asked to be kept informed of the case but have made no comments about it.'
Wright's latest act is that of a coward [9:18 AM]
Fresno Bee reports: '"I've said it all before. I've said, 'I matured. I've thought about a lot of things. I messed up in the past.' I've said those things before and messed up again. So I can't really talk about it. I've just got to do it." Wright told a Bee reporter those words two years ago. It's too bad he failed to live by them.'
Versatile Wire could see playing time this season [8:32 AM]
ESPN reports: 'Wire, 23, drew excellent reviews from coach Gregg Williams and his staff during the Bills' minicamps and offseason conditioning program. Because of his inexperience, he probably won't challenge immediately for a starting job, but should at least play in some 'dime' situations in a Buffalo secondary still in flux at the safety spots. The Buffalo coaches certainly consider Wire a prospect who eventually will start.'
Bills agree to terms with three draft picks [8:32 PM]
AP reports: 'The Buffalo Bills on Wednesday agreed to terms with three draft picks: safety Coy Wire from Stanford, fullback Jarrett Ferguson of Virginia Tech and linebacker Dominique Stevenson from Tennessee.'
Where Are They Now: Joe DeLamielleure [5:36 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Selected in the first round of the 1973 draft with a pick obtained from Miami for wide receiver Marlin Briscoe, DeLamielleure’s excitement over being chosen soon vanished because of the results of a physical examination.
Bills Agree To Terms With Three More Draft Picks [5:34 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills today announced that the team has agreed to terms with three of the team’s 2002 draft picks - safety Coy Wire, fullback Jarrett Ferguson, and linebacker Dominique Stevenson.
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