Madden: Coach unafraid of Bledsoe [5:31 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '"Belichick knows something, has confidence and if he thought anything else, he wouldn't have done this," Madden said. "The question I have is what effect will Bledsoe being in Buffalo have on Tom Brady - plus or minus? Will he feel better without Bledsoe? I'm not sure."'
Some change for the better -- and some not [9:43 PM]
SportingNews.com reports: Gilbride has strong-armed Drew Bledsoe to throw downfield. He also has receivers in Eric Moulds and Peerless Price who have the size and speed to stretch a defense. When teams finally respect the Bills in the air, Gilbride has a 'talented line' and 'hard runners' in Travis Henry and Shawn Bryson.
Bledsoe's arrival restores cautious hope in Bills [9:40 PM]
AP reports: '"People should be excited. You don't want to try to temper that in any way," Donahoe said weeks later as the Bills prepare to open the season against the New York Jets on Sunday. "But people have to be realistic. They have to understand that we're still a young team in a lot of areas."'
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Cowart looking to repay the Bills [1:30 PM]
Bergen Record reports: '"I still want to prove to myself," he said, "that I can be what I was."'
NFL 101: Football Clinic for Women - Tuesday, 9/24/2002 [1:28 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Join Steve Tasker in NFL 101 is specifically designed to teach women the X's and O's of football and find out what happens behind the scenes in the NFL.
Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society
Bills claim four off waivers; release four, including Jackson [1:27 PM]
AP reports: 'Sheldon Jackson's release leaves the Bills with only 13 players left from the roster Donahoe inherited in taking over in January 2001, following John Butler's dismissal.'
Donahoe and Bills continue with overhaul [1:12 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'But as much as the 2000 draft was filled with failures, this year's roster survivors had plenty of success stories.'
Clayton: Colts' backs were against the wall at RB [1:12 PM]
ESPN reports: The Colts tried everything they could to acquire a backup halfback from the Buffalo Bills, but they wouldn't settle on Richard Huntley, who was later released by the Bills. They preferred Sammy Morris or Shawn Bryson, but no trade could be worked out.
Bills Add Four To Roster [10:38 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills today announced that the team has claimed off waivers offensive lineman Mike Houghton, linebacker Maugaula Tuitele, and linebacker Anthony Denman. The Bills have also signed TE Cory Geason.
Wire tapped to start at strong safety [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills chose Wire over Billy Jenkins, the veteran free agent signed during the offseason. While Jenkins played well, Wire was better in the eyes of the coaching staff.'
Three players claimed, three released [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills claimed linebackers Maugaula Tuitele from New England and Anthony Denman from Cleveland, and also added offensive lineman Mike Houghton from Green Bay. To make room for the trio, the Bills released veteran linebacker Fred Jones, rookie linebacker Dominique Stevenson and offensive tackle Kris Farris.'
Catholics need to pay the Bills [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Monsignor Martin Association has the same challenge this season that the Harvard Cup experienced last year: paying the Buffalo Bills for use of Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Rookie Wire earns start [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: '"Every single situation we've put him in, all he's done is make plays," Williams said of the aggressive 6-foot, 209-pound Wire.'
Biggest upgrade at QB belongs to the Bills [5:15 AM]
D and C reports: 'Has any veteran QB ever walked into a better situation than Bledsoe?'
Bledsoe's Blur of Disbelief [5:14 AM]
New York Times reports: '"I can't imagine a better situation, for me personally, anywhere in the league," Bledsoe said. "Kevin's coaching style fits my style of play probably better than anybody I've ever worked with, from the standpoint of an offensive coordinator. He trusts me, and I trust him."'
Making the Club: Grant Irons' Story [11:57 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: A defensive end from Notre Dame, 23 year-old Grant Irons signed with the Buffalo Bills as a rookie free agent. That meant he was the longest of longshots to make this team.
Texans pick up for players and the Bills three [11:48 PM]
ESPN reports: A total of 21 waiver claims were awarded to NFL teams Monday. The Bills pointed to the LB position. They picked up linebackers Maugaula Tuitele (New England) and Anthony Denman (Cleveland) and released Fred Jones and seventh-round choice Dominique Stevenson. The Bills replaced tackle Kris Farris with Mike Houghton, a sixth-round pick from the Packers. They also released LB Fred Jones. The Rams got Bills defensive end Bryce Fisher.'
McDonnell rejoins Bills on practice squad [11:19 PM]
AP reports: 'McDonnell, who spent all of last season on the New York Giants' injured-reserve list, was considered a long-term project when he signed with the Bills last February. He had one catch for nine yards in three preseason games with Buffalo last month.'
Will 2002 Bills be any improvement? [7:42 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'A potent attack will give Buffalo a shot at winning the close games the Bills lost last year, and the new No. 11 should find a way to get the final ledger to 7-9.'
Rookie Wire named Bills' starting strong safety [7:10 PM]
AP reports: '"Every single situation we've put him in, all he's done is make plays," Williams said. "So he deserves to get a chance to get in and make some plays for us in a real game."'
Bills Announce Practice Squad [6:04 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills today announced that the team has signed the following players to the practice squad: Ahmad Brooks, Michael Early, Brady McDonnell, Rodney Wright
Bills Begin To Prepare For Jets / Coy Wire Earns Start [4:24 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Breaking News… Rookie Coy Wire has earned the start at strong safety in the season opener against the Jets.
Predict Buffalo's 2002 Record [2:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: After missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the Bills feel they have a group of players that can get them back into the playoffs. How do you think the Bills will finish in 2002? Place your vote.
Fantasy Football Challenge For Bills Fans [10:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: - Bills fans - Now's your chance to prove that you're the most knowledgeable fans in the NFL. Pick an eight-player Fantasy team during any week of the season. The more points your Fantasy team scores, the more you help your favorite NFL team in our standings.
September Wallpaper - Drew Bledsoe [9:48 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Show your Buffalo Bills pride and download the September wallpaper featuring quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe and the Bills will kick off the regular season at home on Sunday, September 8 against the NY Jets.
Bills cut Tillman, another 2000 draft bust [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills think Driver has more big-play ability than Tillman, and he fits their defensive system better. Tillman was drafted to be a center fielder in the zone-defense scheme of former Bills coach Wade Phillips, but the Bills don't play that system any more.'
There's pride on line for Cowart [5:58 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Though Cowart won't say so publicly, he and Bills coach Gregg Williams didn't see eye to eye. Williams, an old-school disciplinarian, was a dramatic change from the laid-back Wade Phillips, the Bills' previous head coach, and his ways rubbed Cowart the wrong way.'
Bills reach limit, cut two veterans [5:46 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Bills, however, saw more upside in going young, and chose fifth-round pick Justin Bannan of Colorado and second-year pros Ron Edwards and Tyrone Robertson as their defensive tackles, along with veteran Pat Williams.'
Tillman among 13 players cut by Bills [9:00 PM]
AP reports: 'Among the other notables to make the team were two undrafted free agents, cornerback Jason Bostic, who proved a heavy hitter in preseason, and running back Joe Burns, who had 49 yards rushing on 15 carries last month.'
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