Can Ruben be signed? [5:48 PM] Shout! reports:
If there is good news amid what most Bills fans would classify as a disheartening off-season, it's that unrestricted free agent Ruben Brown has not yet signed with another team. The longer he waits, the better the chance the Bills will be able to do some accounting and re-sign him.
Will Thomas hurt the Bills? [2:35 PM] Shout! reports:
"Let's just say there is powerful motivation to show that he has some good football left in him." - Leigh Steinberg on Thurman Thomas after he signed a three-year, $3.59 million contract with the Dolphins that will likely take him into retirement.
Thomas, ugh, a Dolphin! [7:43 PM] Shout! reports:
Thurman Thomas, the Bills' all-time rushing leader, has agreed on a three-year, $3.59-million contract with Miami. The contract includes a $750,000 signing bonus and a $440,000 salary for 2000. It will count just $690,000 toward the Fish's salary cap this year.
Pay NFL players better [6:37 PM] Shout! reports:
It's commonplace to slap pro athletes with the charge of greed. People such as Ruben Brown and his pursuit of a $4- to $6-million-a-year contract. People such as Bruce Smith and his declination of a Bills pay cut to pursuit a rich five-year, $25-million contract with the Redskins. Still, pro athletes - particularly football players - are underpaid compared to what other entertainers are making in the industry.