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Bills Daily Front Office Page - 2000

Welcome to the Bills Daily 2000 edition of our featured Front Office page! This page gives you a look back at all the 2000 player contracts including extensions and signing as well as other roster moves and free agent departures.



2000 PERSONNEL ADDITIONS

Acquired Through Trades

DB/KR Chris Watson - Acquired for a an undisclosed pick in 2001 - 8/27

Drafted Players

DE Erik Flowers - 1st round pick Signed; 5 yrs. $5.65M; $2.65M bonus - 7/23
S Travares Tillman - 2nd round pick Signed; 4 yrs. $2.11 M; $900,000 bonus - 7/20
OLB Corey Moore - 3rd round pick; Signed; 3 yrs. $1.201 M; $375,000 bonus - 7/13
WR Avion Black - 4th round pick; Signed; 3 yrs. $1.082 M; $256,000 bonus - 7/7
RB Sammy Morris- 5th round pick; Signed; 3 yrs. $926,000; $100,000 bonus - 6/20
DT Leif larsen- 6th round pick; Signed; 3 yrs. $877,000; $51,000 bonus - 6/20
LB Dashon Polk- 7th round pick ; Signed; 3 yrs. $848,000; $22,000 bonus - 6/22

Rookie Free Agents

LB Fred Jones - Signed; terms not disclosed; - 4/18
WR Kwame Cavil - Signed; terms not disclosed; - 4/18
LB Kenyatta Wright- Signed; terms not disclosed; - 4/19
OT Jon Carman - Signed; terms not disclosed; - 4/19
CB Courtney Jackson - Signed; terms not disclosed; Placed on IR

Pro Free Agents

DB Ray Hill - Signed; terms not disclosed; - 11/22
S Raion Hill - Signed; terms not disclosed; - 4/5

Practice Squad

DE Jarrett Procell- Added 8/28
FB Josh Roth - Added 8/28
G Corey Hulsey - Added 8/28

Coaching Staff

Ronnie Jones - Special Teams; Hired 1/24/00
James Sexton - RBs; Hired 2/3/00

PERSONNEL LOSSES

Unrestricted Free Agents


FS Kurt Schultz - Signed with Detroit; 5 yrs. for $10M; $3M bonus. - 2/17
CB Thomas Smith - Signed with Chicago; 5 yrs. for $22.5M; $6.5M bonus. - 2/13
LB Gabe Northern - signed with Pittsburgh; 2 yrs. for $1.6M; - 6/22.
RG Dusty Ziegler - Signed with Giants; 5 yrs. for $9.5M; $1.9M bonus. - 3/4/00
DE Sean Moran - Signed with Rams; 2 yrs. for $1.5M; $600,000 bonus. - 3/15/00.
FS Manny Martin - injury may keep him off of market.
LB Marlo Perry - injured; could still be signed by the Bills but not likely.

Players Cut

WR Drew Haddad- 7th round pick; Cut from practice squad 11/22
WR Kevin Drake - Cut from practice squad 11/22
CB Nick Ferguson - signed by the Jets off of practice squad 11/7
RB Lennox Gordon - Cut 8/27
WR Kevin Drake - Cut 8/27
TE Ivan Gustafson- Cut 8/27
LB Dustin Cohen - Cut 8/27
CB Reggie Durden- Cut 8/27
CB Jay Hill - Cut 8/27
QB Mike Cawley - Cut 8/27
RB Jason Corle - Cut 8/22
WR Scott Pingel - Cut 8/21
DB David Byrd - Left Camp 7/23; Cut 8/21
DB Askari Adams - Cut 8/21
QB Phil Stambaugh - Cut 8/21
C Spencer Riley - Cut 8/21
FB Phillip Crosby - Cut 8/21
WR Corey Sullivan - Cut 8/21
DT Nathaniel Williams - Cut 8/21
G Mike Tosaw - Cut 8/21
LB Keith Kelsey- Cut 8/21
K Jon Hilbert - Cut 8/21
CB Quincy Coleman - Cut 8/21
TE John Jennings - Cut 8/21
P Jason Van Dyke - Cut 8/21
WR Todd Floyd - cut - 7/31
K Dan Giancola - cut - 7/31
WR Corey Jones - Signed; terms not disclosed; Left Mini-camp has been cut
OT Shane Cook - Failed Physical & cut - 4/28
WR Kevin Williams - Cut 4/14
WR Kamil Loud - Cut 4/14; Signed with Atlanta 4/20
FB Sam Gash - Cut 4/14
WR Andre Reed - Cut 2/9
RB Thurman Thomas - Cut 2/10; Signed with Miami 3/6
DE Bruce Smith - Cut 2/10; Signed with Washington 2/12
LB Dan Brandenberg - not tendered offer as RFA. 2/10; Signed with Eagles 3/3
LB Joe Cummings - not tendered as RFA. 2/10


Coaches


Bruce DeHaven - Special Teams; Fired
Bishop Harris - RBs; Fired

2000 CONTRACT SIGNINGS, RESTRUCTURINGS, & EXTENSIONS

This section takes a look at the contract signings of the free agents retained by the Bills, as well as the extensions and restructurings done by other players.


Unrestricted Free Agents
QB Alex Van Pelt - re-signed; 1 yr. for $440,000 - 7/31.
TE Jay Riemersma - re-signed; 4 yrs. for $12.036M; $4M bonus. - 2/13.
OG Ruben Brown - Re-signed; 7 yrs. for $30M; $7M bonus - 3/31.


Restricted Free Agents
G Jamie Nails - Re-signed; 1 yr. for $472,000
DT Pat Williams - Re-signed; 5 yrs. for $12.5M; $3.8 M bonus- 3/23/00.
OT Marcus Spriggs - Re-signed 1 yr. for $472,000
CB Donovan Greer - Re-signed; 1 yr. for $472,000 - 4/14


Exclusive Rights Free Agents
C Bill Conaty - Re-signed; 1 yr. for $358,000.
DB Daryl Porter - Re-signed; 1yr. for $358,000 - 4/14


Contract Restructured
OT John Fina - 6 year extension worth $27M
C Jerry Ostroski - Saved $400,000 in cap room, no yrs. added.
QB Doug Flutie - Details not available.
LB Sam Rogers - Details not available.
DL Phil Hansen - Details not available.
DB Henry Jones - Details not available.


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