Bills notebook [5:19 AM]
D and C reports: 'This year, quarterback Drew Bledsoe has the green light to change any play that Kevin Gilbride sends into the game. "Kevin really allows us a lot of flexibility. If we see something we want to attack and we're in a poor play and there's something better, we can get to it," Bledsoe said after practice on Tuesday.'
Fan of the day, upcoming schedule [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: '"Doug Flutie was my favorite. To me, he really got the shaft. They seemed to win every game he filled in."'
Prioleau earns second chance [2:51 PM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: '"I do feel more comfortable here in this camp than I did last year at this time in the Niners camp," Prioleau said. "I still have a lot of improving to do, but hopefully, I can be a part of this defense this year."'
Fan of the Day with a Buffalo Jill [2:07 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Fan of the Day with a Buffalo Jill - older fan of the day photos are archived.
No ill will toward Bledsoe [2:03 PM]
Cincinnati Enquirer reports: '"I'm not going to make an issue of that," Bengals president Mike Brown said Monday. "This is a preseason game."'
Bills To Be Featured On "Squawk Box" Wednesday [1:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Please be advised that the Bills will be featured Wednesday morning on the popular CNBC financial program, “Squawk Box.”
Photo Gallery: Jim Kelly [1:31 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Photo Gallery of Jim Kelly's Hall of Fame Induction
Bills Screensaver [1:30 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills have an all-new screensaver featuring the 2002 schedule, Drew Bledsoe, and more!
Special Jim Kelly HOF Wallpaper [1:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Three wallpapers of the greatest QB in Bills history.
August Wallpaper on buffalobills.com [1:28 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: August wallpaper featuring WR Josh Reed
Emotional Kelly has the heart of a linebacker [10:32 AM]
Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 'Of his son, Kelly said: "I don't know where he gets his strength." Some of us have a pretty good idea.'
Lockdown [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Antoine and Nate are very good corners that will allow us to play the kind of defense we want," Williams said. "We're asking a lot from them, but we feel they can handle being out there in single coverage."'
Club Gregg [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Actually, Williams isn't taking it easy on the players. His methods have more to do with keeping players fresh and healthy.'
Kelly proves his manhood off the field [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And I swear, from his mother's death forward, he seemed a different man in public. There's a point in any life where you can't forestall manhood any longer and that's certainly it. All the money and adulation and victory in the world can't change what that first parental death teaches you (nor can most of us learn it until the moment when life says that we have to).'
Hall of Fame performance [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Jim, you did us proud.'
Bills seeking answers [5:28 AM]
D and C reports: 'Like the previous night-time workouts -- two last year and one last week -- it was more of a show than a grueling grind-it-out session. The Bills were intent on eliciting oohs and aahs from the large crowd and satisfying autograph requests.'
Fan of the Day [5:27 AM]
D and C reports: '''The Bills look a lot better. They're going to have a strong line and I like the way Mike Williams is taking care of business on his side of the ball. They've got some speedy new wide receivers in Josh Reed and Maurice Jackson."'
Several Bills missing from Monday workout [5:27 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams could not say whether any of the injured players would be available for Friday's opening preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. "We'll just take it day to day," the coach said. "For the most part these are veterans. We'll wait and see if they can play."'
Kelly pays highest Hall tribute to son [6:06 PM]
USA Today reports: 'The quarterback earned his Hall credentials as a player, leading the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls. The fact they failed to win one now seemed dwarfed by the stirring memories he created.'
Kelly invites 1,100 to Hall induction [5:44 PM]
Kittanning Leader Times reports: '"To win in the NFL you've got to have ability and, sometimes, you've got to have some luck," Hall of Fame Bills head coach Marv Levy said. "Jim Kelly had ability, and much more. I was the one who had the luck because, from the very first day I became head coach of the Buffalo Bills I was keenly aware of what a special player and a special person Jim Kelly was."'
Son Hunter's appearance keys Kelly's greatest day [5:41 PM]
Kittanning Leader Times reports: 'Most medical experts would agree that it has taken divine intervention for this young boy to survive this long.'
Freelancer Leroy Andre has covered Jim Kelly from start of football career [5:40 PM]
Kittanning Leader Times reports: 'Andre also said that while Kelly was playing youth football he once got discouraged and quit the team. "But his father (Joe Kelly) told him there'd be no chance of him making it to the Super Bowl, so he kept on trying."'
Hometown heroes [5:39 PM]
Butler Eagle reports: 'In fact, so many people from East Brady made the pilgrimage to Canton that the town was all but a ghost town Saturday. The streets were empty and only a few lonely shopkeepers and bartenders interrupted an otherwise still afternoon.'
Day in the sun [5:38 PM]
Butler Eagle reports: '"Since the day I was elected, I prayed to God that my son would be here with me today," Kelly said. "God has granted me that blessing."'
Bledsoe clearly focus of offense, team [4:42 PM]
ESPN reports: '"Sure, it's nice to be wanted," said Bledsoe, who further cemented his relationship with the fans on Saturday by hustling off to Kelly's induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. "I don't know any player alive who, given his choice, wouldn't want to be liked. It's been gratifying to be accepted, by my teammates and the fans and everyone, really, the way me and my family have been. But I've been around long enough to know that there's a lot more to it than this. But, yeah, we've been made to feel very much at home."'
Bledsoe, draft picks bring optimism [4:41 PM]
ESPN reports: 'But when the Bills return to the playoffs, and some pundits feel that will be this season, it will be just as much a result of terrific drafts the past two years.'
On the road again [9:16 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A sampling of Hall of Fame voters indicates Bruce Smith is a lock to be a first-ballot inductee when he is eligible, and Thurman Thomas is considered a lock to be inducted soon after he is eligible.'
Bills' Hollis feels new home will kick-start his career [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Hollis' 64.3 conversion rate in 2001 wasn't much better that the collective efforts of Arians and Graham, but at least he has a proven track record.'
As Bills jell, head coach feels the squeeze [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Williams can deny it if he pleases, but the truth is there will be more focus on the head coach this season than there was last season.'
Rookie safety is tough as Wire [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: '"I still feel that way and now having the chance to meet my teammates, I'm just so thankful to be in a place like this," Wire said. "There are great people here and I'm just proud to be part of the Bills organization."'
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