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Buffalo Bills News - August 8, 2002

Marker A mentor with deep pockets [5:23 AM]
D and C reports: 'While at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in business management and information systems, Irons became close friends with investment wizard Warren Buffett, recognized as the world's second-richest man.'

Marker McDonnell a 'puppy' who works like a dog [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: 'Converted to tight end last year by the New York Giants after signing as a free agent, the Bills also believe he's better suited for the offensive line.'

Marker Flowers returns to practice [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: 'Flowers, the former first-round draft pick in 2000, suffered what was termed a ''chip fracture'' in his neck during the practices with the Cleveland Browns last Friday and did not work until Wednesday's pad-less practice at St. John Fisher College.'

Marker Preseason play is a tough call [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'How much should Buffalo Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe and the rest of the team's starters play in Friday night's preseason opener against Cincinnati?'

Marker Fan of the Day [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: '''I think Drew Bledsoe is a great addition to the team, now they just need to get (New York Yankees shortstop Derek) Jeter. The offensive line looks a lot stronger and I like the new uniforms. Now I have to go out and buy my three sons all new hats."'

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August 7, 2002

Marker Jim Kelly To Wave Green Flag [9:16 PM]
Watkins Glen International reports: '"I am incredibly honored to have been selected as the honorary starter for the Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen," said Kelly. "I am a big fan of NASCAR racing and I'm excited to play such an important role in the weekend. To be here on behalf of Hunter's Hope Foundation, makes it even more special."'

Marker Kelly Honorary Starter at Glen [9:15 PM]
WROC-TV reports: '"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Jim Kelly to Watkins Glen International," said track president Craig Rust. "Jim is a true football icon and has a wide following of fans that stretches outside of the State of New York. His work with Hunter's Hope Foundation is truly an inspiration and we are very pleased to have him join us for New York State's largest weekend spectator sporting event."'

Marker Kelly to wave green flag [8:48 PM]
AP reports: 'Kelly, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last week, will wave the green flag for the 43-car field in the Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen event at Watkins Glen.'

Marker Bills cautious with Ostroski [8:28 PM]
AP reports: '"He's coming along very well," Williams said, without providing a timetable on when Ostroski might be cleared for practice. "We want to make sure that once he gets out there, there's not going to be any setbacks."'

Marker Rookie Reed quickly catching on with Bills [8:27 PM]
AP reports: '"I think Larry Centers has put it well," coach Gregg Williams said, referring to the veteran fullback's assessment of Reed. "He's walked by me in practice and said, 'It's pretty safe to go ahead and put (Reed's) name on his jersey."''

Marker Brown expected to miss Bills' preseason opener [8:25 PM]
AP reports: '"Ruben is progressing real well, but it's doubtful that he'll play," coach Gregg Williams said Wednesday. "He's made a lot of progress the last few days, but I'm just not going to rush him."'

Marker Reminder Of Policies At Ralph Wilson Stadium [5:53 PM] reports: In advance of the Bills first home game of the season vs. the Cincinnati Bengals this Friday evening, the team would like to remind fans of the policies that will be in effect at Ralph Wilson Stadium in 2002.

Marker Fan Q & A With Nate Clements [5:10 PM] reports: Clements: I'm definitely confident in my abilities to go out there and shut down receivers and I get more and more confidence each year.

Marker Brown happy in Buffalo [2:53 PM]
Canandaigua Daily Messenger reports: '"Travis Brown came in and had a good scrimmage," head coach Gregg Williams said. "As we go through this preseason, a big thing we will be looking at will be Travis getting (more) reps. We got him in our camp last year I think two days before the last preseason game and then we saw him a lot in practiced during the year, but we didn't see him in a lot of game reps. ... We want to see a lot of work out of him in the preseason."'

Marker Where Are They Now: Darryl Talley [2:24 PM] reports: Where Is He Now: During the early ‘90s, the Bills had one of the strongest chains in the NFL, partly because of linebacker Darryl Talley. Talley never missed a game during his 12-year career with the Bills.

Marker Two Minute Drill… With Ruben Brown [2:23 PM] reports: Brown says Bryson is the fastest player on the team

Marker Sullivan staking his claim at guard [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Not only has Sullivan looked good, it may be very difficult for Ostroski or anybody else to take the job away from him.'

Marker John Butler will battle to the end [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Only 15 percent survive battles with lung cancer.'

Marker Training camp [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Rookie WR Josh Reed has been one of the big stories in camp. It seems he makes a spectacular catch every day.'

Marker Kitna will start against Bills [8:43 AM]
Cincinnati Post reports: 'Jon Kitna will get the start and will be followed in playing order by Gus Frerotte, Akili Smith and Scott Covington. "Each one of them will probably play a quarter,'' LeBeau said.'

Marker Bills Fine-Tune For Friday's Preseason Game [7:53 AM] reports: With the first preseason game of the year on Friday, the Buffalo Bills held a single session workout on Tuesday, in which the team spent the majority of the practice fine-tuning their offensive and defensive packages.

Marker Henry says he won't back off [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'Coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride aren't worried about bruised egos, just who wants to emerge as the workhorse back in the club's old-is-new-again power attack, one capable of 20 to 25 carries a game. "We're going to let them compete and see who emerges," Gilbride said.'

Marker A passing performance [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: 'There are a number of positions where the Bills are dangerously lacking in depth, but quarterback is certainly an exception. Drew Bledsoe is a bona fide star, Alex Van Pelt is a capable backup who has started 11 NFL games, and then there's Brown, whom Gilbride and coach Gregg Williams think has a bright future despite his third-string status.'

Marker 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.'

Marker 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."'

August 6, 2002

Marker 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."'

Marker Fan of the Day with a Buffalo Jill [2:07 PM] reports: Fan of the Day with a Buffalo Jill - older fan of the day photos are archived.

Marker 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."'

Marker Bills To Be Featured On "Squawk Box" Wednesday [1:46 PM] reports: Please be advised that the Bills will be featured Wednesday morning on the popular CNBC financial program, “Squawk Box.”

Marker Photo Gallery: Jim Kelly [1:31 PM] reports: Photo Gallery of Jim Kelly's Hall of Fame Induction

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