Bills reward Centers with longer deal [5:08 AM]
D and C reports: 'Details weren't released but Centers, who a year ago signed a two-year deal worth about $2 million with incentives -- including $800,000 in base salary for 2002 -- will very likely be given more guaranteed money and his deal will run at least through the 2003 season.'
Riemersma hopes to stay [5:07 AM]
D and C reports: '''It's tough, let me tell you,'' Riemersma said. ''You read and see some of the things, I just hope this all gets resolved as quickly as possible. We'll find out here in a week or so but I'm up here in good faith, just trying to earn a spot like everyone else.'''
Marino to play in charity game [5:06 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Marino and a collection of ex-Dolphins will play a team of Bills alumni quarterbacked by Jim Kelly in a charity flag-football game July 21 at the University of Buffalo. Other ex-Dolphins expected to participate include wide receiver Mark Duper, fullback Keith Byars and kicker Pete Stoyanovich.'
Bills mini-camp gets underway [8:10 PM]
AP reports: '"I definitely think there have been a lot of positive changes made," Centers said. "Bringing in Drew Bledsoe and London Fletcher and Eddie Robinson, guys like that with leadership qualities."'
Camp Report: Moulds Excited About Possibilities [6:42 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "It's extremely exciting for me, said Buffalo's top receiver. "I'm just going to go out there and work hard. Drew loves to throw the ball deep so I think we're going to have some exciting times out there at Ralph Wilson Stadium."
Centers shows up, Fina a no-show [4:48 PM]
Shout! reports: Williams denied that Fina's absence foretold an imminent release. "John and I talked about that," the coach said. "He probably came back (from off-season surgery) too fast last year. There's nothing to read into that."
Bills Publish Online Book [3:51 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: As the Bills work through a busy off-season and prepare to write a new chapter in team history, buffalobills.com columnist Tim O'Shei is spending the next several weeks collecting feedback from buffalobills.com users to write an online book about the team.
Superstar Bills [3:25 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: From Jack Kemp and Billy Shaw to Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas, the Bills have had some great players over the years. Buffalobills.com columnist Tim O'Shei take a look back at the Superstars in the third chapter of his online book.
Don Beebe consultant to Bears [1:05 PM]
House of Speed reports: According to Chicago Tribune, Don Beebe and his company the House of Speed have become consultants to the Chicago Bears. Former Buffalo Bill Don Beebe will conduct speed drills with some of the team's players. Beebe will work with the team two times a week through June.
Bills could deal RB Bryson soon [12:41 PM]
msnbc.com reports: [Sporting News article] Buffalo has logjam at running back
Kent Hull Inducted To Wall Of Fame [12:39 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Hull was the greatest center in Bills history, playing with the franchise for 11 seasons. He was one of the reasons that the Bills were a dominant force in the AFC during the early 1990s. Hull joined the NJ Generals of the USFL in 1983, and when the USFL folded in 1986, he joined former Generals teammate Jim Kelly in Buffalo, where he spent his entire NFL career. Which game he will be inducted has not been revealed yet.
Group Tickets Go On Sale Today [9:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Individual game group tickets for the 2002 season have officially gone on sale. To order your group tickets call the Bills’ Group Sales Department toll free: 1-877-BB-TICKS.
Jennings welcomes switch from tackle [6:29 AM]
ESPN reports: But while Jennings rates among the Bills' top five linemen, according to their coaches and general manager Tom Donahoe, it would be premature to assume he will line up at tackle again in 2002. Instead, with Buffalo having improved the quality and quantity of a young blocking unit during the offseason, Jennings could be moved to center.
Galaxy tops Admirals [6:22 PM]
NFL Europe reports: Curtis Alexander was a game hero, rushing 17 times for 109 yards (average 6.4 yards) and was the leading receiver as well catching 4 passes for 51 yards as their team rebounded from last week's first loss of the season last week without him. Alexander had many critcal plays including a 24 yard run and a 34 yard run and a 30 yard pass.
Phony new Drew Bledsoe Jersey sold by shop at McKinley Mall [5:44 PM]
WKBW reports: The number 11 is the number of former Bills QB Rob Johnson, and just happens to be the number of Bills new QB Drew Bledsoe. A fan was sold a "taped" jersey with Bledsoe's name taped over a Johnson Jersey. Video clip included.
The real deal [9:18 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The quarterback is most visible, and how Bledsoe carries himself will be watched closely in the coming months. How he represents Buffalo the team is how he represents Buffalo the town.'
Hull eager to hit the Wall [9:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"There have been two or maybe three centers besides Kent who I thought have been the superior centers in the game. Mike Webster (of Pittsburgh) was one. Then there was (Miami's) Dwight Stephenson and (Pittsburgh's) Dermontti Dawson. Each were a little different. I'd have to rate Kent the No. 1 pass protector of the four."'
New faces, places get a run-through in Bills' minicamp [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He's still the $40 million man, and now he has the right quarterback and presumably the right offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride.'
Hull is next in line for Wall [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'Hull, a three-time Pro Bowler and hands-down the greatest center in Bills history, has been chosen as the Wall's 19th member.'
Kelly to face Marino in benefit flag game [5:17 AM]
D and C/AP reports: 'Tickets ($32.50, $25.50) are available at Tickets.com and Tops Friendly Markets.'
Bills to pay back Hull with place on Wall of Fame [5:16 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'My first year covering the team was 1973. And in the 29 years until now, nearly 600 players - 584, to be exact - have worn a Bills' uniform at least once during the regular season. And of that number, none did I like and respect more than Kent Hull.'
Good-guy Cowart worth gamble [5:15 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: '“I’m in an organization now which really believes in what I’m capable of doing,” Cowart said. “The most important thing I can do is just get myself ready."'
Patriots beat poll results [5:14 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'A commanding win for Drew Bledsoe.'
Former Bills, Dolphins to play flag football game [5:13 AM]
AP reports: '"We talked about the competition between the Bills and Dolphins and what that rivalry always meant to us," said Kelly. "Both Dan and I know this event is going to be competitive . . . but the bottom line is we're going to come to enjoy ourselves and raise some money for some charities around here."'
Gregg Williams rated #19 in Head Coach Fox Power Poll [11:07 PM]
Fox reports: Category: Not in jeopardy of losing my job
"Welcome to Buffalo Drew, where the wings are hot and the weather is cold."
Admirals vs Galaxy on Fox Tommorrow [10:43 PM]
NFL Europe reports: The Admirals (featuring Bills allocated WR Reggie Allen and QB David Dinkins) visit the Galaxys (featuring Bills allocated RB Curtis Alexander) and is the featured game on Sunday at 1 PM EST on Fox.
Fletcher and Jenkins Set Example [10:32 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Two veterans have made a positive first impression with the coaching staff and their new teammates are linebacker London Fletcher and safety Billy Jenkins by showing up in camp when not required.
Bills' Bannan tackling line opening [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The question is: Does the fifth-round draft choice have the talent to help the Bills' defense as a rookie?'
Kelly to host charity game [9:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The game's proceeds will benefit the Hunter's Hope Foundation - the nonprofit group established by Kelly and his wife, Jill, in 1997 after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe's Disease - as well as the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund and the UB Athletic Scholarship Fund.'
Kelly and Marino to face off at UB in July [9:12 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Hall of Famer Marv Levy will coach the Kelly squad, which will feature Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Don Beebe, Bill Brooks, Steve Tasker, Fred Smerlas, Darryl Talley, Kent Hull, Cornelius Bennett, Chris Speilman, Shane Conlan and Pete Metzelaars and more.'
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