Bills Team Report [5:15 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'RG Chris Villarrial is an efficient run blocker who has a nasty streak. His lateral movement isn't great, which causes problems against quick pass rushers. But his strength allows him to drive defenders off the line.'
Henry Returns, Posey Continues To Sit [4:24 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Wide receiver Jerel Myers also sat out on Friday following foot surgery. He was wearing a boot on his right foot and was hobbling around on crutches. Myers is expected to be back on the field in time for training camp. One of Buffalo's new faces, defensive tackle Oliver Gibson, did not take part in Friday's camp because of a minor non-disclosed injury.'
Wire vying to be Bills' starting free safety [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I feel good there - I really do," said Wire. "I'm looking forward to continuing to learn that position and hopefully get out on the field with Lawyer. I think the two of us would be quite a combo out back there. We complement each other well and bring a physical style of play."'
Bills came back from shopping with empty bags [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I can't argue. At this point a slight improvement to 8-8 sounds accurate.'
Henry answers the call [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's kind of hard, training then coming up here and getting back off-track because I was on a good schedule," said Henry, who informed the coaching staff in advance that he would be absent last week. "(Coming back to Buffalo) affected it a lot because some of the stuff I was getting into we have to start over when I get back because the type of training I'm doing you just can't jump back into it. When you take a couple of weeks off, you've got to work your way back in it."'
Myers out all spring, Posey sidelined [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Running back Willis McGahee got through another week of workouts without any problems with his surgically repaired left knee. "It feels good, and it's going to get better," he said. "I just let it flow naturally. I don't try to rush anything. I just take it one step at a time."'
Bills teammates coax Henry back to practice [7:18 PM]
AP reports: '``Like they say, they're voluntary, but they're not. So we all have to be here it seems,'' said Henry.'
Bills WR Myers out with foot injury [7:17 PM]
AP reports: 'Bills receiver Jerel Myers required surgery to repair a right foot injury, but should be ready for the start of training camp next month.'
Barela Named as Tulsa's Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator [7:16 PM]
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes reports: 'After being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, Ostroski spent the remainder of his pro career with the Buffalo Bills. Ostroski has spent the past year as a local radio host of the "Big O" Show on KTBZ "The Buzz" Radio.'
Training Camp Preview: Buffalo Bills [7:15 PM]
Fanball.com reports: 'A healthy Moulds would do wonders for Bledsoe and the Bills' offense; he essentially had no ability to get out of breaks and obtain seperation last year. His big-play capability would not only add an important element to the offense in and of itself, but it would force defenses to roll coverage away from the run game and the secondary receivers. Until Evans establishes himself down the road, Moulds isn't likely to repeat the 100 catches, 1,287 yards, and 10 touchdowns he had alongside Peerless Price in 2002, but he could re-emerge as a dependable No. 2 fantasy receiver if he stays healthy.'
Kelly to take part in Hunter benefit [7:13 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly will be joined by celebrities Sunday in the 24th annual Motorcycle Fun Run, to benefit the Hunter's Hope Foundation.'
Aiken Battles Back from Injury [1:39 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"My recovery process has been great," Aiken said. "As far as me coming back, I'm way ahead of schedule. I stayed up here the whole offseason working with the trainers and I feel great. I just didn't want to take any time off."'
The burst is back [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Physically, I feel pretty good," Moulds said after Buffalo Bills minicamp, which resumes today. "This is probably the best I've felt (since the injury). I think the minicamp we had earlier I really wasn't 100 percent. But in between those little times off I think got healthy."'
NFL work is year round [5:18 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '”It’s quote, unquote ‘optional,’ that voluntary-mandatory thing,” Shaw said. “It makes it a little tougher for players to be motivated when you’re not able to spend more time with your family this time of year, but that’s the nature of the beast. You do it. You want to be good. You want to have a successful season and sacrificing some family time now comes into play. It’s a double-edged sword, I guess.”'
Henry Takes Part in Second Week of OTA [9:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I was home training," said Henry. "I've got a personal trainer there and I had let coach know I was going to miss the first week because of the schedule I was on with my trainer. I've been (in Orchard Park) pretty much every day the last few months. Any chance you can get to go home and spend some time you've got to do it."'
Bills Express On Track For Three Games [3:54 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: In addition to the Patriots contest, fans can take the Express to see the Bills clash with their fellow AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on October 17 and New York Jets on November 7.
Bills Tickets Selling Fast [10:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Group sales begin this Saturday at 9:00 a.m., but popular demand has already limited what's available. On May 17th, season ticket holders took advantage of the opportunity to buy additional seats before they were available to the general public. Some season ticket holders began lining up 12 hours before the ticket office opened, and when the day was through, only single seats remained for the Patriots and Dolphins games. Demand was also high for the home opener versus the Jaguars and the season finale versus the Steelers.'
New Monthly wallpaper by "Moose" [10:03 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: For June TBD Alumni Gina Mustico created a wallpaper featuring Ohio State DT Tim Anderson.
Bills Alumni Spotlight: Elbert Dubenion [8:49 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Now living in suburban Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Marilyn, Dubenion is enjoying time with his family. "I’ve got four daughters. One lives an hour and 15 minutes away, the other three live within eight minutes of my house. I’m a full-time babysitter now, I’ve got 12 grandkids, so I’m never lonely."'
Meet Tim Russert - analyst, TV moderator and son of "Big Russ" [9:18 AM]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: "Most cities all have something big and famous. New York has the Empire State Building, San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. Buffalo has the Bills, pure and simple. If you're from Buffalo, Bills football is a way of life."
Bills are ready for shopping season [5:19 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '”I don’t know (if we’ll make any moves),” Mularkey said. “You’re always looking, before and after June 1. We’ll see what happens. We’re not looking at any specific spot. We’re discussing all positions.”'
'My head was spinning inside my helmet' [5:18 AM]
Sporting News reports: 'The other day at minicamp practice, I became a little confused. I was in such a hurry to get the play called that I guess I mixed in some terminology from my days at Venice (Calif.) High School and Tulane University. My Bills teammates looked at me as if I was from Mars. My coaches chuckled.
Eric Moulds looks to return to form in 2004 [5:27 AM]
Tonawanda News reports: '"I'm out here at minicamp to see how much stronger I need to get it," Moulds said. "So I can just go out there and play naturally and play like I normally can."'
Inside slant [5:26 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Barring any post-June 1 signings - and the Bills will be looking for pass rushers that make sense for them - Kelsay is slated for a long look in training camp and could unseat Denney in the starting left end position.'
Strategy and personnel [5:25 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'LB Jeff Posey injured his left foot in practice and sat out the team's organized activity on Thursday, May 27. The injury isn't serious but Posey was wearing a walking boot. "We're just playing it safe. We're not lining up against anybody on Sunday," coach Mike Mularkey said.'
Notes, quotes, anecdotes [5:25 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'Attendance by veterans at these voluntary functions has been well over 90 percent. And in case you're thinking players are going through the motions, think again. During Buffalo's on-field work on May 27, OG Ross Tucker and DT Oliver Gibson got into a spirited skirmish and had to be separated by coaches and teammates. So what's it going to be like in August?'
Bills Team Report [5:24 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'The Bills like undrafted rookie RB Shaud Williams (5-7, 193). Williams, who led the SEC with 1,367 rushing yards for Alabama last season, was not drafted in part because of his lack of height. He runs with good balance and vision through the hole and looks good as a receiver out of the backfield. His running skills could be an asset on kickoff returns.'
Making up for some lost time [2:57 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The Bills were the first and only team to contact me for a workout during that whole time I was out, so I was gung-ho to get here and put myself in a position to try and make a contribution."'
Mularkey keeps minicamp simple [2:57 PM]
Tonawanda News reports: 'Mularkey is attempting to bring simulated game conditions to each and every practice. During Thursday's session, there were officials to monitor the progress of the players, particularly in the penalty department. "They have been here every day," Mularkey said. "All we're trying to do is preventive maintenance and take care of penalties now so we won't have to wait until September or October to address it."'
QB Brown determined to secure spot with Bills [7:34 PM]
AP reports: '''I've been fighting for my life in this league for five years,'' Brown said after the Bills completed a four-day minicamp this week. ''To be real honest with you, I wouldn't have it any other way. ... I want to be here and I'm doing everything that I can.'''
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