Joe DeLamielleure will walk from Buffalo to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for charity [9:40 PM]
Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: 'The 62-year-old will walk 213 miles from suburban Buffalo, where he began his career with the Bills, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The journey is to raise awareness and money for children in need of prosthetics.'
A chance to flourish [8:23 AM]
Anfderson Independent Mail reports: 'Describing the team's utilization of Spiller as a 'brutal crime' second only to its long-term commitment to Fitzpatrick, the website Grantland.com points out even more telling statistics than Spiller's yards-per-carry numbers..'.
Bills’ coach Marrone needs to be careful [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Quarterback is by far the most important position in the NFL. But don’t forget, the Bills also have a rookie head coach. He’s trying to find his way, too.'
Ex-Bill Kelso helps tackle issue of youth league safety [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s all about a comprehensive, consistent message across the country at all levels of football on what the proper tackling technique is,” Kelso said. “How to teach it, how to make sure kids are using it properly, and how they’re developing muscle memory to engage themselves when they’re playing in a game and don’t have time to think about it."'
Through generations of Russerts, Bills legacy lives on [1:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I think for any father and son, sports memories, going to sporting events, going to concerts, those are definitely the best,” said Luke. “You remember those moments. And so for me, his legacy lives on through that. It lives on through the Bills. It lives on through Springsteen. It lives on in going to baseball games.”'
Bills sign Manuel to four-year contract [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Manuel’s signing bonus is expected to be about $4.8 million.'
Bills announce signing of QB Manuel [1:58 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'It’s complicated, but as the 16th overall selection this year, Manuel’s contract was likely to be worth roughly the same as last year’s 16th overall pick, defensive lineman Quinton Coples. The New York Jets gave Coples a four-year, $8.8-million deal which includes a $4.84-million signing bonus.'
Bills sign rookie 1st-round draft pick, QB Manuel [1:57 AM]
AP reports: 'Manuel signed a four-year deal worth $8.9 million, a day after the Bills closed a three-day mandatory minicamp - their final session before training camp opens on July 28 in suburban Rochester.'
Bills DE Williams clarifies 'kill' comment [1:56 AM]
AP reports: '''Just to clarify a choice of words I used: The phrase 'kill them' has never been said by Coach Pet or any of my coaches/teammates,'' Williams wrote. ''I said it as a figure of speech from my 'perspective' not literally or any actual intention.'''
Bills sign QB Manuel [1:55 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Manuel, who went 25-6 as a starter at Florida State, was the last of Buffalo's eight draft picks to ink his rookie deal.'
Bills sign QB Manuel [1:54 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'With Manuel, the Bills have signed all eight of the draft picks.'
Bills Sign E.J. Manuel [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Terms of Manuel's rookie deal were not released.'
EJ Manuel signs rookie contract with Bills [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It’s a great feeling and I’m excited to be truly part of the team now,” Manuel told Buffalobills.com. “I had no doubt at all. I knew I was going to be here and it was going to be done before training camp. I’m just glad it was done earlier instead of later.”'
Branch prepared to help anchor run front [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“The defensive scheme [was most appealing],” explained Branch. “It’s a varied front plus it fits with all of my strengths, because I can play the two gap and I love doing all the slanting."'
A couple of thoughts on recent Bills’ developments [10:04 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Instead, all Jackson did, in nine months, was collect the easiest seven figures of his life ... and that’s on Nix and Gailey. Why did they invest a draft choice and a generous salary in a player they ultimately wouldn’t use? That’s the kind of thinking and planning that has kept the Bills out of the postseason for 13 years.'
Break time for Alonso, Bills teammates [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Our goal was to make sure that we build and earn that trust, and in turn, they go ahead and do that to us,” he said. “Really building a relationship, making sure that we’re all part of one team, was important, that there wasn’t any separation. I think we’re able to do that.”'
Johnson reveals he fractured a vertebra [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Johnson said the back injury occurred while doing a power-rope exercise.'
Kevin Kolb or E.J. Manuel? Bills still deciding [1:57 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '“Everything’s open,” Hackett said after Wednesday’s second of three mandatory mini-camp practices this week. “To be able to put anything down on paper would be -- I’d be lying to you.'
Aaron Williams gives Bills safety in numbers [1:56 AM]
AP reports: 'Williams has so far shown signs of being a capable Plan B after closing the Bills' mandatory minicamp Thursday with his third interception in three days.'
Marrone likes progress Bills have shown [1:55 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Really, building a relationship, making sure that we're all part of one team was important, that there wasn't any separation," he said. "I think we were able to do that. I'm very pleased with the amount of work that we've gotten done. We've reached our goal as far as what we wanted to get in. We've reached our goal as far as teaching the players what our tempo is, how we want to practice.'
Bills coordinator Pettine says Tebow NFL-caliber starter [1:54 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Asked whether he thinks Tebow can start, Pettine said, "I always did.'
Bills' Marrone likes the work they've done [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Just working with the players, starting phase one. Our goal was to make sure that we build and earn that trust, but really building a relationship so we’re all part of one team was important, there wasn’t any separation and I think we were able to do that.” Marrone added, “I’m for pleased with the amount of work that we’ve gotten done, we’ve reached our goal as far as what we wanted to get in, we reached our goal as far as teaching the players what our tempo is of how we want to practice and we’re excited.”'
Doug Marrone: ''I'm very pleased'' [1:52 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Obviously we’re looking to make sure that we’re not going to make any mistakes and that we’re putting the players in the best situation. So I think that’s the first thing. All three systems do that. We’re looking for where we can put in plays where they can be most successful. I don’t think we’re looking to take things out unless they really didn’t fit because we went thinking about the personnel and we went in putting things that fit. Now it’s a library of offense, defense, special teams. I think we still keep that same type of foundation when we go through training camp. When you get to the first week of the year, you look at what you can be successful at, where the players can have success and then you start taking things out and putting things in.'
Minicamp Practice Notes - Day 3 [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We’re looking to make sure that we’re not making mistakes and we’re putting the players in the best situation. I think that’s the first thing,” he said. “All three systems do that. We’re looking to see where we can put our players so they can be most successful. We went in thinking about the personnel and we went in thinking about putting things in that fit. Now it’s a library of offense, defense and special teams. I think we still keep that same type of foundation as we go through training camp.”'
New Bills had time off ‘fathered’ in [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I spent a lot of that time going through that first couple weeks of trying to learn from the little one because at that point they dictate everything,” said Lawson, whose wife, Stephanie, gave birth in Scottsdale, Ariz. “What coach said to me makes a lot of sense: ‘If you’re not happy at home, you’re not going to be happy here.’ So he allowed me to go back to my family and tend to my family’s needs.”'
Bills’ Fred Jackson feels the burden of proof [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“All the time,” Jackson said. “That’s the number one thing. I know what I’m still capable of doing. I’m sure that the ‘He’s too old’ thing will be out there. ‘Is he at the end of his career?’ Which is all the more reason to go out and prove people wrong.”'
Bills’ Dowtin a veteran in Pettine’s ‘D’ [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I know a little bit more than the other guys, but I don’t consider myself a vet,” Dowtin said. “I haven’t really played a year in the league yet. It’s one of those things where if I do know a little more, I can help the guys around me. We’re all learning together.”'
Bills defensive coordinator still believes Tebow can start in NFL [1:56 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'As a defensive coordinator who would know, Pettine sized up the enigmatic Tebow this way: "He's a unique athlete. He's not the most orthodox NFL quarterback, but he finds a way to get it done. And I think those guys that are change-up types are the ones that can give you some trouble.";
WVU’s Talley stresses family [1:55 AM]
Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports: '"Just teach them some good morals about things that should be done and the way things should be done in the world."'
Talley hip with Twitter universe [1:54 AM]
Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports: 'As far as his ex-Buffalo teammate Jim Kelly, who is home recovering after having surgery on Monday to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw, Talley said the Bills' brethren knew about it for several weeks before it came out in the national media.'
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