21 Bills free agents in all [5:53 PM] Shout! reports:
Twenty-one Bills became free agents of one type or another Friday, Feb. 11. Will they be back this season? Where else might they go? One thing is for sure: A high number of former Bills will line up against their old teammates in 2000.
Bills' official statement [7:18 AM] Shout! reports:
The Bills made it official with a press release that was released in the late afternoon on Thursday. The Bills had cut Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed. The moves came so suddenly, it was shocking to most Bills fans.
February 10, 2000
More mind-blowing moves [5:11 PM] Shout! reports:
The Bills waived Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas and Ted Washington today. In an effort to get under the $62.2 million salary cap, the moves were necessary because the three would not agree to the pay cuts the Bills apparently needed them to accept.
Sentimentality killed the Bills [11:10 AM] Shout! reports:
Bills fans' biggest hope has to be that the team has figured out how to avoid another salary-cap mess like this one. They may seem to be cold, callous, disloyal to their long-term veterans, but perhaps they were too sentimental in the past.
Big veteran shakeup? [4:46 PM] Shout! reports:
According to media reports, the Bills have released all-time leading receiver Andre Reed. That's not all. Nose tackle Ted Washington apparently was offered a pay cut, but declined, meaning he will likely be released too. Bruce Smith also refused to take more than a $1 million pay cut, as did Thurman Thomas. All of them could be gone when the free agency period begins on Friday.