Phony new Drew Bledsoe Jersey sold by shop at McKinley Mall [5:44 PM]
WKBW reports: The number 11 is the number of former Bills QB Rob Johnson, and just happens to be the number of Bills new QB Drew Bledsoe. A fan was sold a "taped" jersey with Bledsoe's name taped over a Johnson Jersey. Video clip included.
The real deal [9:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The quarterback is most visible, and how Bledsoe carries himself will be watched closely in the coming months. How he represents Buffalo the team is how he represents Buffalo the town.'
Hull eager to hit the Wall [9:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"There have been two or maybe three centers besides Kent who I thought have been the superior centers in the game. Mike Webster (of Pittsburgh) was one. Then there was (Miami's) Dwight Stephenson and (Pittsburgh's) Dermontti Dawson. Each were a little different. I'd have to rate Kent the No. 1 pass protector of the four."'
New faces, places get a run-through in Bills' minicamp [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He's still the $40 million man, and now he has the right quarterback and presumably the right offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride.'
Hull is next in line for Wall [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'Hull, a three-time Pro Bowler and hands-down the greatest center in Bills history, has been chosen as the Wall's 19th member.'
Kelly to face Marino in benefit flag game [5:17 AM]
D and C/AP reports: 'Tickets ($32.50, $25.50) are available at Tickets.com and Tops Friendly Markets.'
Bills to pay back Hull with place on Wall of Fame [5:16 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'My first year covering the team was 1973. And in the 29 years until now, nearly 600 players - 584, to be exact - have worn a Bills' uniform at least once during the regular season. And of that number, none did I like and respect more than Kent Hull.'
Good-guy Cowart worth gamble [5:15 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '“I’m in an organization now which really believes in what I’m capable of doing,” Cowart said. “The most important thing I can do is just get myself ready."'
Patriots beat poll results [5:14 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'A commanding win for Drew Bledsoe.'
Former Bills, Dolphins to play flag football game [5:13 AM]
AP reports: '"We talked about the competition between the Bills and Dolphins and what that rivalry always meant to us," said Kelly. "Both Dan and I know this event is going to be competitive . . . but the bottom line is we're going to come to enjoy ourselves and raise some money for some charities around here."'
Gregg Williams rated #19 in Head Coach Fox Power Poll [11:07 PM]
Fox reports: Category: Not in jeopardy of losing my job
"Welcome to Buffalo Drew, where the wings are hot and the weather is cold."
Admirals vs Galaxy on Fox Tommorrow [10:43 PM]
NFL Europe reports: The Admirals (featuring Bills allocated WR Reggie Allen and QB David Dinkins) visit the Galaxys (featuring Bills allocated RB Curtis Alexander) and is the featured game on Sunday at 1 PM EST on Fox.
Fletcher and Jenkins Set Example [10:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Two veterans have made a positive first impression with the coaching staff and their new teammates are linebacker London Fletcher and safety Billy Jenkins by showing up in camp when not required.
Bills' Bannan tackling line opening [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The question is: Does the fifth-round draft choice have the talent to help the Bills' defense as a rookie?'
Kelly to host charity game [9:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The game's proceeds will benefit the Hunter's Hope Foundation - the nonprofit group established by Kelly and his wife, Jill, in 1997 after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe's Disease - as well as the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund and the UB Athletic Scholarship Fund.'
Kelly and Marino to face off at UB in July [9:12 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Hall of Famer Marv Levy will coach the Kelly squad, which will feature Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Don Beebe, Bill Brooks, Steve Tasker, Fred Smerlas, Darryl Talley, Kent Hull, Cornelius Bennett, Chris Speilman, Shane Conlan and Pete Metzelaars and more.'
New Veterans Participate In Workout [7:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Head Coach Gregg Williams was pleased with the progress of his young players after the two workouts but was even more thrilled by the fact that some of the new veterans acquired this off-season were taking part in the the camp that was designed for first and second year players.
No resolution on Fina, Centers? [5:44 PM]
Shout! reports: The biggest mystery surrounding the Bills in this mini-camp is whether John Fina or Larry Centers will be part of the team when the season begins.
Dr. Z on Kevin Gilbride's adaptability [5:20 PM]
CNN/SI reports: How can I expect Kevin Gilbride to change his offense to suit Drew Bledsoe, when he couldn't cut it with Kordell Stewart in Pittsburgh? Well, he'd better or the Bills will realize pretty quickly that a severe error has been made and Gilbride will be history.
Twenty-Two Days 'Til Uniform Unveiling [1:57 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Many of the Bills players will be on hand to celebrate the occasion and will be available for autographs afterwards.
Kamla Unfiltered: Tight End Rankings [12:35 PM]
by Rick Kamla - Senior Editor, Fanball.com reports: 20. Jay Riemersma, Bills: Could someone please explain to me why the Bills signed Moore when they already had Riemersma? There are rumors that the Bills might release Riemersma after June 1. Thatís sad, because we are talking about a tight end who has averaged 486 yards and four scores over the past three years. And he did it in spite of constant uncertainty at the QB position. With Drew Bledsoe added to the mix, Jay stands to raise those averages, but only if the recipe still calls for Riemersma.
Off-Season Camp: Day 1 Photo Gallery [11:00 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Photos from Buffalo's workout with the first and second year players on Thursday.
Jennings is center of attention at workout [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We'll spend a week or two with Jonas at center," Gilbride said. "Then we'll move Trey Teague into center and let him do it, and move Jonas to left tackle. . . . I think we're going to see with Billy Conaty, Jonas and with Trey Teague, those three primarily will be the guys we're gonna experiment with (at center)."'
Gilbride seeks his starting offensive linemen [5:24 AM]
D and C reports: '"We're just not sure who the five best are right now."'
Buffalo Jills tryout Saturday [12:49 AM]
WGRF reports: Try-outs will be held on Saturday May 18th, 9am at ECC City Campus.
Cold minicamp opens in Buffalo [9:35 PM]
Shout! reports: "Bledsoe demonstrated his strong arm on a couple of throws. This time he wasn't holding his shoulder as he did in the other April workouts. That's a good sign."
Bills tap Jennings to center offensive line [9:27 PM]
AP reports: '"I think he can be one of the premier centers in the league if that's the position that we can afford to put him at," Gilbride said. "We're going to experiment with a couple of guys in a couple of different spots."'
Jonas Jennings Center Of Attention [5:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The first day of organized team activity for rookies and first and second year players centered around one player: second-year offensive lineman Jonas Jennings.
Twenty-Three Days 'Til Uniform Unveiling [2:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Gates will open at 12:30 PM and the event will start at 1:30 PM. While the festivities will be open to the public and free to attend, a ticket will be required for admission. Specific ticket information will be announced separately.
Off-Season Camp Begins Today [9:31 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Buffalo Bills will hold an organized team activity for rookies as well as first and second year players this Thursday and Friday, May 16-17. The entire team will participate in a similar activity next Monday through Thursday, May 20-23.
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