Bills Make Roster Moves [4:36 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills today announced that the team has released the following four players: defensive lineman Andy Bowers, cornerback Ken Hilliard, offensive lineman Joey Hollenbeck, and defensive lineman Merceda Perry.'
Bills report: Notes, quotes, anecdotes [3:12 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: With contract talks with rookies underway, veteran agent Ralph Cindrich provided this insight into how Bills GM Tom Donahoe is working his side of the table: "He's extremely smart... He's a pain in the butt to deal with. He has little or no patience in negotiations because his focus is on the whole picture and while negotiations are extremely important, it's just a small part of the duties of a GM."
Bills report: Strategy and personnel [3:11 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: "I'm a competitor to the fullest, and I want to get my hands on anything they want," Shaw said.
"It hasn't been spelled out but as of now, that's part (return specialist) of what I'm here to do. If that's the case, it's fine with me. It's another opportunity to get my hands on the ball and help anyway I can."
Bills report: Inside slant [3:06 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: If Takeo Spikes is the next Cornelius Bennett for the Buffalo Bills, then what does that make Jeff Posey? Darryl Talley?
When the Bills played the Texans, Posey beat LT Jennings for a clean sack. Against Indianapolis' top tackle, Tarik Glenn, Posey notched two sacks. Posey worked out of a 3-4 scheme with the Texans and will have to prove he can adapt to Williams' version of the 4-3, which so far, has been abysmal in Buffalo.
Reich brings message to LaFayette church [11:48 AM]
Walker County Messenger reports: 'Reich attributes the Bills’ tenacity and relentlessness in the team getting to four straight Super Bowls. “Being relentless is how you come back from defeat,” he said. “That’s the word people used to define us. We were called relentless because we were not controlled by circumstances.”'
Tickets to Bills' practice prove to be popular [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Tickets for the second session, Aug. 4, will be available starting at 9 a.m. Monday at participating Tops Friendly Markets.'
Levy on leadership: Success is the glory [8:32 AM]
Buffalo Business Journal reports: Levy is one-third finished with his autobiography. When he reaches the Buffalo chapters, he won't be able to single out who's responsible for the Bills' success. "There is no one person," Levy said. "It was the interworkings that made the difference."
Bills remain a hot ticket [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills needed just 30 minutes Monday to distribute all the tickets for their evening practice on July 28 at the Bills Bausch & Lomb Training Camp at St. John Fisher College.'
Bills' first Monday night pactice "sold out" [9:38 PM]
WGRZ-TV reports: One of the most popular elements of the camps in Rochester, the practices feature autograph sessions from the entire team after the practice, which runs from 6-30 to 8-30pm.
CNNSI Bills Training Camp Preview [9:33 PM]
CNN/SI reports: The AFC East is brutally tough. The Bills, Jets and Patriots have franchise quarterbacks, and the Dolphins have arguably the best running back in Ricky Williams. Tiebreakers will be the key, so they are toast if they go 2-4 in the division again.
Over kill [9:32 PM]
CNN/SI reports: 'It all added up to an 8-8 season, the club's third in a row without a playoff berth. Although making the playoffs this year will be just as tough in the ultra-competitive AFC East, at the very least the Bills hope to be more than an easy parlay play.'
Tickets For First Evening Practice Gone In 30 Minutes [1:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tickets for the second session taking place on Monday, August 4 will be available next Monday, July 21st starting at 9:00 AM. Once again, tickets to the night practices are free and limited to six per person.'
There's a Hike of Interest with Conaty Addition [12:11 PM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Bill Conaty, whose six-year tenure with the Buffalo Bills officially ended when he signed with the Patriots July 3 as an unrestricted free agent, will always be grateful to have been a Bills center. He started his NFL career in Buffalo as an undrafted rookie out of Virginia Tech, where he got to play in the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl. Married and a father of two, he's made a nice living in the NFL.'
Inside Dish: Vikings' run may depend on a rookie [12:10 PM]
Sportingnews reports: Word coming out of Buffalo is that the team is altering the wide-open system it used last season with quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The Bills are showing signs of being more conservative, hoping to rely on an improved defense and turning to a solid running game and play-action passes to control the clock.
Celebs discuss futures in NFL, baseball [5:31 AM]
Pittsburg Morning Sun reports: '"It's always a new season," Moorman said. "I feel like the Bills have done some good things. There's a lot of excitement going on with our team right now. We don't to expect anything less than the playoffs and beyond."'
Sam Adams training in Arizona with Grant Irons [4:25 PM]
stadiumwall.com reports: According to Grant Irons parents, Grant was spending his off-time between the last mini-camp and training camp and they said he was in Phoenix, Arizona at a training facility getting one-on-one guidance. They also added that Big Sam Adams was out there with him trying to get some of that weight off in time for camp. Grant was really impressed with this facility how they prepared him for his first camp and he talked Sam into joining him for this years preparations.
Donahoe Radio Interview on ESPN Radio--link [4:22 PM]
espnradio.com reports: The archived interview is here. The real thing is better than the notes. (Donahoe portion of interview is at approximently 1:20:00 mark).
Tom Donahoe on ESPN Radio [1:33 PM]
Stadiumwall.com reports: 'On offense--Les Steckel has been working hard with Travis on Fumbling. Donahoe said the staff has probably overanalyzed what led to Travis' issues and found that it was part technique so they have worked on that. Said obviously that teams will target Travis for stripping the ball...'
Explaining the Supplemental Draft [1:31 PM]
ESPN.com reports: ESPN's Chris Mortensen, when asked which teams have the top offensive lines in football says "I would watch out for the Buffalo Bills' line this season."
Bills will keep watch on Houston's Hollings [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Hollings' progress should give the Bills a clearer picture of what they can expect from Willis McGahee, their own wounded rookie star. McGahee is a better player than Hollings but his knee injury was more serious.'
Picnic to honor DeLamielleure [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A picnic recognizing Joe DeLamielleure for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be held from 2-5 p.m. next Sunday at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg.'
Buy Individual Game Tickets Online [10:05 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Only single seats remain for the team’s 2003 home games vs. New England (9/7), Philadelphia (9/28) and Washington (10/19). The only way to guarantee tickets for all home games is by purchasing season tickets.
Bills camp tickets available [9:44 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The workouts, July 28 and Aug. 4, will be on the grass practice fields at St. John Fisher College. Practices run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will feature a team autograph session after the workout. Shuttle services will begin at 4:45 p.m. and gates open at 5.'
Bills tickets are on sale, and they are going fast [5:50 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'If you intend to buy early-season, single-game Bills’ tickets, be prepared to be disappointed.'
Free Bills practice tickets available Monday [5:29 AM]
D and C reports: 'Tickets for the first of two Buffalo Bills training camp night practices will be available beginning next week. The Bills will have two Monday night practices from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, on July 28 and August 4.'
Tickets For Night Practice Available At Tops [4:56 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills announced that tickets for the team’s first of the team’s two Monday evening practices during the Buffalo Bills Bausch & Lomb Training Camp will be available to the public next week at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations.
Ask Vic: Colts, Falcons won't rush to change [3:27 PM]
NFL.com reports: For instance, the Bills replaced Larry Centers, whose greatest skill is catching the ball, with Sam Gash, who is a bulldozer. They clearly want to pound the ball more often this season, and believe Gash can significantly enhance Travis Henry's 2002 production.
wkbw-tv - Bills Town Meeting Thursday at 8 pm EST watch via the internet [3:27 PM]
wkbw reports: Channel 7 Sports Director John Murphy welcomes Buffalo Bills General Manager Tom Donahoe to a LIVE town meeting from Paddock Chevrolet, Thursday July 10th at 8pm on WKBW-TV. John will talk with Mr. Donahoe about the team, and welcome players Eric Moulds and Sam Gash. "AM/Buffalo's Linda Pellegrino will be there to take questions from a live studio audience.
WKBW-TV LIVE Bills Show - July 10 @ 8 PM [12:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Watch the WKBW-TV Eyewitness Sports special - The Bills Town Hall Meeting - LIVE on the internet at 8 PM EST on Thursday, July 10
Assistant Head Coach Dick LeBeau [9:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Dick LeBeau Joined the Bills staff as Assistant Head Coach on March 10, 2003. The '03 season will mark the 45th in the NFL for LeBeau, who played 14 years as a defensive back and has been a coach in the league for the last 30. Most recently, he spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
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