Bills announce hiring of national college scout [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills created the position of national college scout to hire Ross.'
Bills name Ross top national scout [5:30 AM]
Trenton Times reports: '"I'm looking forward to a new start with the Bills," Ross said. "It's a good organization. The owner (Ralph Wilson) is a great man. Have you ever met him? He's a real guy. He's just so down to Earth. He's the kind of guy you can go into and talk to any time."'
The Bills Bring In Another College Scout [9:14 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Marc Ross was the Eagles Director of College Scouting from 2000 until 2003.'
Introducing… Lee Evans [9:11 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Q: Who do you feel has contributed the most to your success?
LE: Good family support and the will to reach my goals.'
Bills hire Ross as national college scout [8:45 PM]
AP reports: 'Ross, a Princeton graduate, spent the past seven years as a scout with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the last three as the team's director of college scouting. With Buffalo, Ross is reunited with Tom Modrak, the Bills' assistant general manager and chief scout. Modrak had also been the Eagles' director of football operations from 1998-01.'
WR Coleman Returns For Second Season [3:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"With Antonio Brown there, it's a tough spot to get right now," Coleman said. "I did return last year in preseason. I just hope to get another opportunity at that."'
Bills Hire Ross As National College Scout [3:25 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Ross was most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles as the Director of College Scouting (2000-2003). Prior to his time as a director, Ross served as the Eagles eastern regional scout (1997-00).'
Some notes on Thurman and Waterman [1:58 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Yet even if the pot didn’t belong to Thomas, there was a more disturbing aspect to the possession arrest. Police indicated that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. And for Thomas, that’s much worse news than a marijuana bust.'
Frostproof hosts Travis Henry Day [1:11 PM]
NewsZap.com reports: 'The event will consist of meet and greet, music, food, raffles and auction items (autographed items by Travis and other NFL players). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Hilltop First Baptist Church and Frostproof High School Athletic Fund.'
Bills and Browns renew training camp scrimmages [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The first day will feature both teams working out against each other in two practices, followed by a scrimmage the next day.'
Drugs aren't Thomas' main worry [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Perhaps the most troubling detail to emerge from Thomas' arrest on misdemeanor drug possession, strangely enough, was not the drugs. It's that police found him drunk at 2 a.m., hours before he was scheduled to tee off in Cornelius Bennett's celebrity golf tournament. Excessive drinking doesn't warrant criminal charges, but it's a felony in the life of an alcoholic who devoted his recovery to helping others.'
Browns vs. Bills at Fisher [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While more NFL teams are electing to conduct training camp at their regular-season facilities, Mularkey still favors getting away to train, and he fully understands how important Rochester is to the Bills marketing effort. ”A lot of people win in this situation,” he said.'
Cleveland To Meet The Bills At St.John Fisher [5:19 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This marks the third consecutive year that the teams have met during training camp.'
Browns Coming To Fisher [8:37 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'This marks the third consecutive year that the teams have met during training camp and the second time that the event has taken place at St. John Fisher.'
Bills will scrimmage Browns [8:12 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Ticket information and practice times will be released at a later date.'
Bills to host Browns in two-day training camp session [8:11 PM]
AP reports: 'This will be the Browns' second visit to St. John Fisher, after the Bills traveled to Cleveland last year. The two teams also held a similar two-day session at Edinboro, Pa., in 2001.'
Bills To Host Browns At Training Camp [4:39 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The two teams will practice against each other twice on Friday, August 6 and will hold a full scrimmage on Saturday, August 7th at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.'
Bills To Host Flag Football Tournament [11:22 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Championship winning teams in each division will participate in an on-field pre-game award ceremony prior to a Bills home game during the 2004 regular season.'
Introducing… J.P. Losman [11:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals?
JPL: None, still searching for one that works.'
Ralph's Wall needs to add coach Saban [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Wilson feels loyalty should be a criterion for the honor. It's a spiteful and small-minded position. Saban deserves to be there because he accomplished great things in two terms as Buffalo's coach.'
Ex-Bills star Thomas faces pot charge [5:19 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Thomas, 37, was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor reserved for people who have the drug for personal use.'
Riddle bound for arena league [5:18 AM]
Meriden Record Journal reports: 'Riddle, a former Platt and Syracuse star, has a June 7 workout with the Bills, according to his agent, Meriden native Joe Dinda.'
Police say guests saw Thomas with drugs [5:17 AM]
Mobile Register reports: 'Two guests, who police did not identify, saw Thomas with drugs and notified uniformed police officers on security detail at the hotel, according to a news release issued by Fairhope police Monday. The officers then contacted Thomas on the patio of a hotel room, where he had a partially smoked marijuana cigarette, according to the report.'
Patience in the pocket [5:16 AM]
CNN/SI reports: Assuming Bledsoe's gone after this year, the Bills will have traded three first-round picks and a second-rounder in an effort to find Jim Kelly's long-term heir.
NFL Star Arrested at Grand Hotel [9:32 PM]
WNTM-AM reports: 'Police say he had one partially smoked marijuana cigarette, and was drunk.'
2004 Buffalobills.com Fan Memory Contest [3:33 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Interested fans are asked to submit a brief essay (700 words or less) recounting their favorite Eric Moulds moment. It could be a last second touchdown catch, a ballet-like tiptoe along the sideline, or a powerful stiff arm that eliminated the last would-be tackler on the way to the end zone. It could also be an experience you had out in the community meeting the Bills' longest current tenured player.'
Former Bills RB Thomas arrested on drug possession [1:21 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Fairhope police said Monday that Thomas, who was in town for a charity golf tournament, was arrested at a hotel with a marijuana cigarette in his hand.'
Former Bills star arrested on drug misdemeanor [1:16 PM]
AP reports: 'Thomas was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor indicating the drug is for personal use. He was booked and released in time to play golf Saturday morning.'
Thurman Thomas Arrested At Bennett's Golf Tournament [11:07 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Thomas was released and then played in Cornelius Bennett's golf tournament.'
Graduating to the NFL [8:59 AM]
BadgerNation.com reports: 'Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans is another draftee who excelled academically. In 2002 as a medical redshirt, Evans was recovering from a leg injury after a standout 2001 junior season at Wisconsin. He decided not to enter the NFL early. He continued on to earn his degree in financial management with a computer science minor. The proud owner of a 3.3 GPA was selected No. 13 overall in the ‘04 Draft. “For those two more years I stayed in school, I learned a lot of lessons, on and off the field,” says Evans. “I got a great education. Back in 2002, was I ready for the NFL? No. My maturity level wasn’t there yet. But it‚s there now.”'
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