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Buffalo Bills News - April 27, 2001

Marker Bills Draft Review [12:04 AM]
USA Today reports: 'McPaper gives Donahoe and Co. a B+...'

Marker Rick Gosselin Draft Ratings [12:04 AM]
Dallas Morning News reports: Big thumbs up to Tom Donahoe and Co. from Dallas Morning News' Rick Gosselin. He rates Bills with second best overall draft in the league, behind Seattle. Better than the Rams, the Pats, the Bears and - Ralph Wilson is lovin' this - the Chargers: ``Buffalo and Seattle had a league-high 12 picks apiece. The Bills had plenty of quality to go with their quantity with the best second day of this draft. Spoon, Sullivan, Driver, O'Leary, Williams, Germany ... all good players. A''

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April 26, 2001

Marker Farris aims to prove critics wrong [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The most intriguing acquisition made by the Buffalo Bills last week snuck onto the roster under cover of pre-draft hype. He is Kris Farris, former Outland Trophy winner, 1999 draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a player who has the instant adoration of head coach Gregg Williams because he's hit town with a monster chip on his shoulder.'

Marker Bills Sign QB Tim Hasselbeck [8:44 AM]
AP reports: 'At Boston College, Hasselbeck threw for 29 touchdowns, fifth most in BC history, and 3,890 yards, sixth on the school's all-time list.'

Marker Buffalo Bills Dropped From NFL Lawsuit [8:43 AM]
AP reports: 'Fifteen teams including the Buffalo Bills were dropped Tuesday from a $1 billion lawsuit in which the Oakland Raiders claim the NFL forced them to leave the lucrative Los Angeles market.'

Marker Jim Haslett selected for College Football Hall of Fame. [8:41 AM]
AP reports: 'Haslett set school records with 20 sacks and five fumble recoveries in a season before becoming a second-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1979. He was the AP's defensive rookie of the year and played for nine years before going into coaching.'

Marker Ottawa (Kan) Univ. Hires Ronnie Jones As Coach [8:40 AM]
reports: 'There was a typo in the AP article - Ronnie Jones was NOT Special Teams coach in 1999 - he was paid to be a coach in 2000 as all Bills fans know.'

Marker Sticky Situation [8:39 AM]
Philadelphia Daily News reports: 'Ruben Brown... has no idea of the fuss his prime, center-court 76ers season tickets have caused... QB Donovan McNabb and DT Hollis Thomas, have complained more than once this year about their seats at the First Union Center... Brown, a loyal fan, flew in from Buffalo (offseason conditioning) for Games 1 and 2.'

April 25, 2001

Marker Buffalo to sign Dinkins to free-agent contract [9:00 PM]
AP reports: 'Last season, Dinkins led all of Division I-AA in total offense and points responsible for, ranked second in scoring, third in rushing, 18th in all-purpose running and 26th in pass efficiency.'

Marker 4 more Mountaineers sign with NFL teams [2:00 PM]
Morgantown Dominion Post reports: 'Former WVU placekicker Jay Taylor, who spent last year in the XFL with Orlando, was signed by the Buffalo Bills.'

Marker Bills beef up roster with 15 free agents [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, brother of the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and son of a former New England Patriots tight end, is among 15 undrafted free agents signed by the Buffalo Bills.'

Marker Phillips hearing rescheduled [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A hearing on the contract dispute between Wade Phillips and the Buffalo Bills has been rescheduled for May 16, the National Football League reported Tuesday.'

Marker Front and Center: Cummins is a Proven Winner [8:56 AM]
Topeka Capital-Journal reports: Yesterday the Bills signed undrafted free agent Center Randall Cummins who played for Kansas State. This is a pre-bowl profile on the kid once nicknamed "Ogre" by his middle school teammates. Cummins was a horse for the K-State offensive line, starting at center in his sophomore, junior, and senior years while earning All Big 12 honors.

Marker No public practices this weekend at minicamp [8:02 AM]
TBD reports: President and General Manager, Tom Donahoe, announced that there will not be any practice sessions open to the public this weekend. However, there will be an open session at the next minicamp in June.

Marker Williams and Donahoe address Bills Boosters [8:00 AM]
TBD reports: We were the first public group to meet the new President and Coach. They were both very informative and gracious in answering questions and telling us the "why's" and the "what's" to expect. We even received a Rob Johnson update regarding his arm strength and speed in decision making (it looks very promising). Donahoe also told us about the players who gave up some serious money to help out with the dreadful cap situation and how they wanted to remain Buffalo Bills.

Williams stressed was that participation this week is NOT a mandatory, until this weekend for three days. There will be another mandatory camp in June. He is very pleased with the attitude of the players and demands quick resonses from all around him. He gave the players a week off, but warned them not to go off the diet and conditioning program and come back fat.

Marker Bills to look at 18 free agents [5:20 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will bring 18 free agents into mini-camp this weekend, including one of the most prolific receivers in NCAA Division I-AA history, another Boston College quarterback and two players from the XFL.'

April 24, 2001

Marker Bills sign 18 free agents including Boston College QB Hasselbeck [8:32 PM]
AP reports: 'At Boston College, Hasselbeck threw for 29 touchdowns, fifth most in BC history, and 3,890 yards, sixth on the school's all-time list.'

Marker Bills agree to terms with 18 free agents [10:52 AM] reports: 'The Buffalo Bills today announced that the following 18 undrafted free agents have agreed to terms with the team. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.'

Marker Donahoe, Williams to speak [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills President and General Manager Tom Donahoe and head coach Gregg Williams will be guest speakers at an open meeting of the Buffalo Bills Booster Club at 7:30 tonight. The meeting will be held in the Bills Fieldhouse adjacent to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.'

Marker Phillips hearing held [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Attorneys from the National Football League conducted a hearing Monday in Buffalo concerning the contract dispute between the Buffalo Bills and former coach Wade Phillips.'

Marker Hasselbeck hooks up with Buffalo [6:08 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'He doesn't have any grandiose thoughts of supplanting Rob Johnson as the Bills' starter. He even concedes second-string duties to veteran Alex Van Pelt. Where Hasselbeck stands is in competition for the No. 3 spot with third-year signal-caller Pete Gonzalez...'.

April 23, 2001

Marker Christie happy to re-sign with Bills [8:14 PM]
AP reports: '"I like this city," said Christie, who lives in suburban Buffalo about an hour's drive from his hometown of Oakville, Ontario. "It's a nice place to be. It's home. It's hard to leave."'

Marker Donahoe puts stamp on first draft as Bills GM [8:13 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'As with any draft, the Buffalo Bills' success this weekend won't be fully-appreciated for two or three years. But for sheer numbers, it was a great three days for the teams new president/general manager Tom Donahoe.'

Marker Bills excited but cautious over draft [8:12 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'He explained that when the Bills' pick came at No. 14, "we felt there wasn't anybody we were overly excited about.'

Marker Bills Sign QB Hasselbeck [12:33 PM]
Boston Herald reports: Not that one. QB Tim Hasselbeck from Boston College. He said the Bills and others called as early as the fifth round and Buffalo said he might be its pick in the seventh. He wasn't, but his deal was struck soon after the end of the draft.

Marker Mel Kiper - AFC draft report card [12:29 PM]
ESPN reports: Kiper rates the Bills draft a B, along with comments on all their picks. For the record, he rated the other AFC teams as such: the Colts a B-, the Dolphins a B, the Jets a B, and the Pats a B. And gave no one, not even Seattle an A.

Marker AFC East ... ND central [10:58 AM]
South Bend Tribune reports: '"Hopefully, I'll get a chance to step in there and play early," Driver said. "They want me to play more of a strong safety position. I'm just ready to go out there and start playing some ball."'

Marker Bills' harvest: Christie, 12 new rookies [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We went in with the intention of trying to improve our team, particularly looking at depth along both lines, the offensive line and defensive line. We wanted to try to get a big corner. We wanted to try to improve our special teams....We selected some players who have a chance to help in those areas."'

Marker Kicker gets wish to stay put [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Sometimes you hear loyalty doesn't exist anymore, but that's not true," Christie said Sunday after agreeing to a two-year contract with the Bills. "I have loyalty to Buffalo. I've been here nine years. I didn't want to sign with anyone else."'

Marker Bills' new linebacker has Spoonfuls of intensity [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When it comes to intensity, former Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Spielman had no equal. However, the Bills may have found someone in the NFL draft who might come close.'

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