New regime a good fit for Johnson [9:15 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Clearly, Johnson and Williams have developed an affinity for one another. It is partly necessity, to be sure. If Williams is to succeed in his first head job, he needs Johnson to prove he can thrive and survive as an NFL quarterback. Williams takes every opportunity to praise him and remind everyone that he is the Bills' guy.'
Autograph avoiders feel sting of Williams\' wrath [9:14 AM]
Buffalo News reports: \'Signing autographs is mandatory for all players.\'
Bills' Henry hungry to start [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'And like before, he's out to prove that someone who stands 5-feet-9 can indeed enjoy great success on a football field. At least someone who's 5-9 and 221 pounds -- a bowling ball with muscles.'
Autograph dodgers draw earful [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: '"Oh bull," Williams screamed. "Play stupid with me and I'll run your butts out of here... . First thing will be a lunch box and a road map. I'm not messing with you guys anymore."'
Two battling for punting job [5:19 AM]
D and C reports: 'As for Bills Coach Gregg Williams, he just wants someone competent to punt, and by the time the regular season begins, it might be Taylor, it might be Moorman, or it might be someone else.'
Rookie Spoon injures knee [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'Spoon, the team's fourth-round pick out of North Carolina, is expected to make the team as a backup middle linebacker where the Bills' lack depth. His injury will be evaluated more completely this morning, Coach Gregg Williams said.'
Parade will honor Bills in Pittsford [5:17 AM]
D and C reports: '"We just thought it would be a nice way to kick off the camp and a nice way to welcome the Bills back to Pittsford," said town Supervisor Bill Carpenter. "And we wanted to thank them for choosing our community -- we're fortunate to have this experience here."'
Chargers bring in another former Bills player [9:07 PM]
AP reports: 'Holecek is expected to arrive in San Diego on Monday to sign his contract and begin practicing.'
Air Force commitments complete, Fisher prepared for Bills duty [9:06 PM]
AP reports: 'That the Bills have waited this long is a good sign. It helps, too, that Buffalo is in desperate need of defensive-line depth, having lost starters Bruce Smith, Marcellus Wiley and Ted Washington over the past two years. "I think I've got a great chance," Fisher said.'
Johnson sees plenty of his father in Williams [9:04 PM]
AP reports: 'Johnson especially likes Williams' take-charge approach, something he said was lacking in the three previous years under Wade Phillips, who was fired last January. "I think (players) want to be disciplined. I think they want to have a leader that takes charge".'
Rookies arrive in Rochester [9:03 PM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'The rookies will practice twice on Thursday at St John Fisher. The veterans report to camp on Saturday.'
Bills rookies and select vets report to camp [9:00 PM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Starting quarterback Rob Johnson is already in camp, and looks to be in great shape.'
Bills' camp begins on the right foot [8:58 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: '"It's huge for me", said Johnson.'
They're Rob's Bills now [8:52 PM]
D and C reports: '"I really like the people. I love how they get into football. It's so much a part of their community. I think they feel like they've been a little snake-bitten, coming so close to winning a Super Bowl all those years. I think it would be so cool to be a part of the team that finally brings that trophy to western New York."'
No QB controversy here: Johnson the main man for Buffalo [9:58 AM]
The Sporting News reports: "He takes more hits than any quarterback in the league," says an AFC pro personnel director. "He had guys protecting him last year that would basically be seconds on most teams. Until Rob Johnson can be protected, he'll never be able to display the talents he has."
Meticulous coach Williams leaving imprint on Bills [9:57 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'Two years ago, as the Titans' defensive coordinator, Williams watched in pleasant disbelief as his team ousted the Bills from the playoffs with a controversial last-minute, trick-play kickoff return in another wild-card game.'
Williams "can't wait" to get started [9:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "Training camp's not supposed to be easy. It's tough, as it's a tough man's game."
5 QBs under the gun [9:55 AM]
The Sporting News reports: "Under former coordinator Joe Pendry, who was enamored with the quarterback's arm strength, Johnson was forced to take seven-step drops and throw down the field far too often. Now, Pendry is gone and Johnson will have the luxury of working from new coordinator Mike Sheppard's three-step-drop attack."
Bills hit practice field for camp today [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There will be four practices, including two today (9-11 a.m. and 4-5:45 p.m.), before the remaining veterans report Saturday afternoon. The first full roster workouts are Sunday.'
Fret, sweat and cheers [5:31 AM]
D and C reports: '"This is when people start to smell football in the air," Williams said. "I've been really appreciative of the last couple days that the weather has popped. Training camp's not supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be tough. This is a tough man's game."'
Top pick Clements missing; all others expected [5:31 AM]
D and C reports: '"I expect that he would be here and ready to go. If he's not, I'll be coaching somebody who is here. I'm more worried about who's here than who's not."'
First-week schedule of practices [5:30 AM]
D and C reports: 'Tomorrow: Rookie camp (9-11 a.m. only). Parade in Pittsford at 6 p.m.'
Bills camp sponsors back for a second winning year [5:29 AM]
D and C reports: '"To be able to utilize the Bills brand, which is probably the strongest brand in the state outside New York City, was just terrific for us," LeGrett said.'
Buffalo Bills Parade Route - map and route only [11:11 PM]
TBD reports: Map (image) showing parade route only.
Route of Parade on Friday [11:08 PM]
TBD reports: Buffalo Bills Parade Route
Friday, July 27th - 6:00pm
Join Pittsford in welcoming the Buffalo Bills back to Pittsford with this town wide parade. The parade will step off from Sutherland High School and travel the following route:
Sutherland Street, to Lincoln Avenue, onto South Main Street where
it will pass by a reviewing stand and end at the corner of South Main and Monroe Avenue.
Williams ready for training camp, with or without Clements [9:03 PM]
AP reports: '"I'm more worried about who's here than who is not here," Williams said. "This organization has lasted a long time without Nate Clements."'
Bills place Moore on physically unable to perform list [9:01 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills placed Moore on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday, saying he needs more time to recover after being shot in the leg seven weeks ago.'
Packers show interest in linebacker Holecek [1:29 PM]
Green Bay Press Gazette reports: 'Other teams showing interest include Indianapolis, New England, the New York Jets, San Diego and Washington. Any potential contract will probably be for the veteran minimum of $477,000.'
Everything you need to know about Buffalo Bills\' training camp [1:24 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: \'The Rochester area responded by turning out an average of 6,100 fans per workout and some 122,000 over the course of camp, both figures tops the National Football League.\'
Kris Farris moves ahead of Robert Hicks according to Don Banks of SI [12:56 PM]
CNN/SI reports: The Bills believe they've almost picked up a free draft pick in Farris, a former 3rd rounder of Pittsburgh in 1999 who was out all last season with a left foot stress fracture. The 1998 Outland Trophy winner from UCLA, Farris signed in April and after some fine minicamp showings has moved ahead of incumbent right tackle Robert Hicks.
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