'Franchise' players begin four-month waiting period [6:26 PM]
ESPN reports: For the seven "franchise" players still without long-term deals -- the eighth, WR Peerless Price, was traded from Buffalo to Atlanta and signed a seven-year contract -- football is about to become an afterthought.
Chris Brown: Shaw Agrees to Terms [6:18 PM]
WGR reports: Shaw should blend in quickly. On his visit to Buffalo, the speedy Shaw pointed out that he spent two seasons with Kevin Gilbride’s offensive system in Pittsburgh. In his three years with the Steelers (’99-’01) he averaged over 16 yards per catch. The 27-year old believes he’ll be able to reacquaint himself with the offense quickly which could help him step right in and contribute.
Bobby Shaw Bio/Career WR/PR Stats [5:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Talented receiver who joined Jaguars as unrestricted free agent on April 2, 2002 to replace Keenan McCardell as team's slot receiver. Possession receiver caught 92 passes in four years with Pittsburgh Steelers, missing only one game in his first three seasons.
Falcons sign LB Newman, CB Williams [4:51 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Newman spent the first four years of his career with the Bills after they selected him in the fourth round of the 1999 draft. The 6-2, 248-pounder has 238 tackles and 14 1/2 sacks in 52 career games, including 42 starts.'
Meet "Coach Donahoe" [4:51 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Tom is the best at what he does because of how he does it," Carl says. "I don't think it's been his goal to personally be the best. It's just the end result."'
Bills Agree To Terms With WR Bobby Shaw [3:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills today announced that the team has agreed to terms on a contract Shaw. In accordance with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Falcons sign linebacker Newman [1:27 PM]
AtlantaFalcons.com reports: 'The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they have signed LB Keith Newman as an unrestricted free agent from the Buffalo Bills. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team.'
Win a Takeo Spikes Autographed Football [1:10 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Win a Wilson Authentic NFL Game Ball autographed by linebacker Takeo Spikes!
Kailbourne prepared if Bills revive campaign [5:21 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'Now, as the clock starts ticking again on the future of the franchise, the question has arisen: Can the success of 1998 be repeated and would those who led that effort try it again.'
Buffalo Bills Coaching Staff [12:19 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Buffalo added five new coaches this offseason.
Players taste game action [9:47 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: Merceda Perry, a LB out of UNC Chapel Hill, who the Bills signed on January 24th and allocated to NFL Europe had 4 sacks in a game condition scrimmage for the Barcelona Dragons.
Bills' best upgrades may be the guys carrying clipboards [9:30 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The difference is in the takeaway-giveaway ratio. Tell me who had the most takeaways in a game, and I can tell you the likely winner." The Bills had 19 takeaways in each of the past two seasons. They finished in the bottom five of NFL takeaway-giveaway ratio in both years.'
Adams has the stuff to give Bills a championship defense [9:29 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Adams is the run-plugger who will keep the blockers off Fletcher and Spikes. He automatically would make Pat Williams better.'
Patriots, Bills appear most improved in AFC East [5:29 AM]
D and C reports: 'Here is how I rate the AFC East in terms of improvement since last season ended...'.
Things are shaking in the AFC East [5:28 AM]
Boston Globe reports: '''The Bills have done the most to improve their team but they're the one that needed the most. They significantly improved themselves on defense by signing [linebackers Jeff] Posey and [Takeo] Spikes. They lost Keith Newman but they more than made up for that with Spikes, who should really impact their defense."'
Bills on the move [5:27 AM]
Boston Herald reports: 'As encouraging as the Patriots' signings of linebacker/pass rusher Rosevelt Colvin, safety Rodney Harrison and cornerback Tyrone Poole have been, Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli are still a move or two away from matching the offseason improvement of the Buffalo Bills.'
Bills Work Overtime In Busy Two-Week Period [12:07 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: You would be hard pressed to find a staff that has been busier than Tom Donahoe's staff over the past two weeks. Since the free agency gates were opened on February 28, the Buffalo Bills President and General Manager has orchestrated a number of roster moves that have raised the level of excitement and anticipation among Bills backers everywhere.
Two Bills Drive Mock Draft Track is alive and active [10:07 AM]
TBD reports: You can get a summary of which players various mock drafts have projected the Bills to pick from TBD and its staff of volunteers.
NFL Europe Coaching Interns [10:03 AM]
NFLEurope.com reports: The NFL Coaching Internship Program is a joint effort of the NFL and the NFL Players Association. This year's participants include two former Bills:
PETE METZELAARS (FC Barcelona Dragons - Training Camp) -
MARTIN BAYLESS (FC Barcelona Dragons - Full Season) -
Channel 7 going to the videotape for two Bills preseason games [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills, however, are usually the top TV draw in the area. So Channel 7 should at least be able to do much better in the ratings with the Bills than they would do by carrying ABC's summer schedule of prime-time shows.'
In the end, Jets unlikely to keep Coles [6:14 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Adams is smart enough to realize that the money in the free agent well is drying up quickly now and he won't wait forever on the Bills to get into what he feels his price range should be. In the next week or so, if there is no deal with Buffalo, he will begin exploring options. And don't be surprised if the Ravens are at the top of his list.'
Send A FREE Buffalo Bills E-Card [12:00 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Four different cards including one featuring recently-acquired linebacker Takeo Spikes.
Another Visitor - Cornerback Alex Molden [11:57 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Cornerback Alex Molden (San Diego) is the latest free agent to visit the Bills. Molden, a first-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 1996, played two years for the Chargers before the team released him this year.
Bills host Jenkins; Molden next [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Molden's agent is Angelo Wright, who is trying to reach an agreement with the Bills and another client, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams.'
In for a visit [8:42 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: Spielman said the Dolphins were playing host free agent TE Marco Battaglia on Thursday and today and are interested in former Bills TE Jay Riemersma. Battaglia was cut after two games with Tampa Bay last season and finished the season with Pittsburgh. The Bills recently released Riemersma. The Dolphins need a backup TE because Jed Weaver and Desmond Clark departed as free agents.
Report: Falcons Re-Sign Punter Chris Mohr [8:28 AM]
AP reports: The Atlanta Falcons reportedly re-signed punter Chris Mohr to a six-year contract Thursday, a $5.2 million package including a $600,000 signing bonus. He joined the Bills in 1991 and became Buffalo's career leader in punts and punting average. His average last season with the Falcons was the second best of his career.
Riemersma keeping options open for next season [5:42 AM]
Holland Sentinel reports: 'He is considered one of the premier tight ends in football.'
Vikings keep Williams, trade Bouman, lose out on Brown [5:41 AM]
Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: 'He visited Buffalo on Tuesday, and the Bills desperately wanted him as a backup for starter Travis Henry. The Vikings, however, locked him up by increasing their signing bonus.'
Dolphins bring back Buckley [5:40 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Spielman said that with the loss of backup tight ends Jed Weaver and Desmond Clark in free agency, the team will have both Marco Battaglia and Jay Riemersma in for visits. Battaglia came in Thursday. No date for a visit with Riemersma has been set.'
Browns set dates, times for preseason schedule [10:13 PM]
AP reports: 'The Browns host Buffalo in a scrimmage at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Aug. 2 at 11 a.m.'
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