Thomas, ugh, a Dolphin! [7:43 PM] Shout! reports:
Thurman Thomas, the Bills' all-time rushing leader, has agreed on a three-year, $3.59-million contract with Miami. The contract includes a $750,000 signing bonus and a $440,000 salary for 2000. It will count just $690,000 toward the Fish's salary cap this year.
Pay NFL players better [6:37 PM] Shout! reports:
It's commonplace to slap pro athletes with the charge of greed. People such as Ruben Brown and his pursuit of a $4- to $6-million-a-year contract. People such as Bruce Smith and his declination of a Bills pay cut to pursuit a rich five-year, $25-million contract with the Redskins. Still, pro athletes - particularly football players - are underpaid compared to what other entertainers are making in the industry.
Offseason Blueprints: AFC East [3:05 PM] ESPNet reports:
ESPN gives a summary of the AFC East situation including a prediction which will warm the heart of most posters on TBD, but is not most Bills fans want - Flutie will be taking a pay cut or be shipped out.