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Bills Daily Front Office Page - 2001

Welcome to the Bills Daily 2001 edition of our featured Front Office Page! This page gives you a look back at all the roster moves and player contract signings, restructurings, and extensions during the 20001 off season and season.

PERSONNEL ADDITIONS
Drafted Players
CB Nate Clements - 1st Round Pick;
signed 7/27
DE Aaron Schobel - 2nd Round Pick; signed 7/25
RB Travis Henry - 2nd Round Pick; signed 7/25
DT Ron Edwards- 3rd Round Pick; signed 6/1
OT Jonas Jennings - 3rd Round Pick; signed 6/22
LB Brandon Spoon - 4th Round Pick; signed 6/12
OT Marques Sullivan - 5th Round Pick; signed 6/10
S Tony Driver - 6th Round Pick; signed 6/18
TE Dan O'Leary - 6th Round Pick; signed 6/12
CB Jimmy Williams - 6th Round Pick; signed 6/13;
WR Reggie Germany - 7th Round Pick; signed 6/10
DT Tyrone Robertson - 7th Round Pick; signed 6/11


NFL Free Agent Players
LB Jimmy Robinson - Signed off practice Squad 1/4
K Shayne Graham - Signed 11/27
TE Scot Osborne - Signed 11/21
LS Mo Unutoa - Signed 11/16
DB Preston Prioleau- Signed 11/8
DE Kendrick Office - Signed off practice Squad 10/3
T Jon Carman - Signed off practice Squad 9/29
QB Travis Brown - Claimed Off Of Waivers 8/21
P Brian Moorman - Signed 7/23
OL Craig Heimburger - Signed; 5/17
FB Larry Centers - Signed; 5/8
OT Kris Farris - Signed; 4/19
DB Lance Brown - Signed; 3/13
G Corey Hulsey - Signed off practice Squad; allocated to NFL Europe
FB Phillip Crosby - Signed; 4/23


Practice Squad
RB Curtis Alexander - Added - 12/5
WR Eugene Baker - Added - 10/3
G/C John Romero - Added - 10/3
QB David Dinkins - Added - 9/4

Front Office

GM Tom Donahoe - Hired - 1/9
Dir. Of Pro Personnel John Guy - Hired - 5/23
Dir. Of Player Programs Paul Lancaster - Hired - 6/14


Coaching Staff

RB Coach Steve Fairchild - Hired - 2/17
Strength Coach Rusty Jones - Retained - 2/13
DB Coach Pat Thomas - Hired - 2/13
Def. Asst. Steve Jackson - Hired - 2/13
DL Coach John Levra - Retained - 2/12
Def. Asst. Chuck Lester - Reassigned - 2/12
TE Coach Dan Neal - Hired - 2/12
Asst. Coach Tommy Kaiser - Hired - 2/12
QB Coach Steve Kragthorpe - Hired - 2/9
WR Coach Fred Graves - Hired - 2/8
Spec. Teams Coach Danny Smith - Hired - 2/7
Def. Coordinator Jerry Gray - Hired - 2/7
OL Coach Ronnie Vinklarek - Hired - 2/7
LB Coach Mile Aldridge- Hired - 2/7
Off. Coordinator Mike Sheppard- Hired - 2/6
Head Coach Gregg Williams - Hired - 2/1

PERSONNEL LOSSES

Players

QB Scott Dreisbach - Signed by Lions of practice squad - 12/4
K Jake Arians - Signed 9/8; Cut 11/26
C Michael Early - Signed 7/11; Cut 11/16
CB Tim Carter - Cut from Practice Squad - 11/14
K Steve Christie - Cut from Reserved-Injured list 10/3
WR Chris Taylor - Cut from Practice Squad - 9/26
DB Henry Jones - Cut - 9/2
DE David Bowens - Cut - 9/2
WR Kwame Cavil - Cut - 9/2
OL Jon Carman - Cut - 9/2
RB Curtis Alexander - Cut - 9/2
DB Brian Leigeb- Cut - 9/2
DL Jarett Procell - Cut - 9/2
TE Josh Whitman - Cut - 9/2
DB Jimmy Williams - Cut - 9/2
WR Chris Rosier - Cut - 9/1
WR Reggie Allen - Cut - 9/1
QB Jack Hawley - Cut - 8/28
WR Rocky Henry - Cut - 8/28
FB Josh Roth - Cut - 8/28
G Josh Lind- Cut - 8/28
QB Pete Gonzalez - Cut - 8/22
LB Donny Green - Cut - 8/22; claimed by Redskins
LB Corey Moore - Cut - 8/22
S Carl Nesmith - Cut - 8/22
DT Devonte Peterson - Cut - 8/22
WR Jonathan Pittman - Cut - 8/22
T Clark Roosendaal - Cut - 8/22
P/K Jay Taylor - Cut - 8/22
WR Corey Thomas - Cut - 8/22
OT Robert Hicks - Cut - 8/16; picked up by Lions
TE Bobby Collins - Traded - 8/7 to Packers
LB John Holecek - Cut - 7/12; Signed with Chargers
RB Jonathan Linton - Cut - 6/1; Signed with Titans
CB Ray Hill - Cut - 6/1; Signed with Patriots 6/13
OL Victor Allotey - Cut; Signed with Chiefs
RB Antowain Smith - Cut - 5/18; Signed with Patriots 6/7
LB Sam Rogers - Cut - 3/2; Signed with Chargers
LS Ethan Albright - Cut - 3/2; Signed with Redskins 3/11
QB Doug Flutie - Cut - 3/1; Signed with Chargers
DT Ted Washington - Cut - 2/22; Signed with Bears 3/19
OL Joe Panos - Cut - 2/22; Signed with Patriots 3/19
P Chris Mohr - Cut - 2/22; Signed with Falcons 3/13

Front Office

GM John Butler - Fired - 12/19; now with Chargers
Dir. Of Pro Personnel A.J. Smith - Resigned; now with Chargers
Martin Bayless - Fired - 3/3

Coaching Staff

OL Coach Carl Mauck - Took Job With Lions - 2/5
DB Coach Bill Bradley - Took Job With Jets - 2/3
QB Coach Turk Schonert - Took Job With Panthers - 1/31
Def. Coord. Ted Cottrell - Took Job With Jets - 1/23
Off. Coord. Joe Pendry - Took Job With Redskins - 1/23
RB Coach James Saxon - Took Job With Chiefs - 1/19
WR Coach Charlie Joiner - Took Job With Chiefs - 1/19
Head Coach Wade Phillips - Fired - 1/8
Special Teams Coach Ronnie Jones - Fired - 1/8

CONTRACTS SIGNINGS, EXTENSIONS, AND RESTRUCTURINGS
The following players have restructuring their contracts to save cap money for the Bills for the 2001 season or signed new deals. To save the money the Bills converted base salaries into signing bonuses. This way the players will get the same money but it will count less against this year's cap pushing cap dollars into future seasons. The figures listed are approximate.

DB Nate Clements - Signed 7/27, Terms Not Disclosed
RB Travis Henry - Signed 7/25, 4 yr deal, $2.29 Million; Signing bonus $980,000
DL Aaron Schobel - Signed 7/25, 4 yr deal, Terms not disclosed
OL Jonas Jennings - Signed 6/22, 4 yr deal, $1.764 Million; cap figure $321,500
DB Tony Driver - Signed 6/13, 3 yr deal, $962,500; cap figure $231,167
DB Jimmy Williams - Signed 6/13, 3 yr deal, $947,325; cap figure $226,108
TE Dan O'Leary - Signed 6/12, 3 yr deal, $949,500; cap figure $226,833
LB Brandon Spoon - Signed 6/12, 3 yr deal, $1.195 Million; cap figure $308,667
DL Tyrone Robertson - Signed 6/11, 3 yr deal, $922,000; cap figure $218,000
WR Reggie Germany - Signed 6/10, 3 yr deal, $932,000; cap figure $221,000
OL Marques Sullivan - Signed 6/10, 3 yr deal, $1 M; cap figure $247,833
DE Ron Edwards - Signed 6/1, 3 yr deal, $1.4 M; cap figure $372,166
FB Larry Centers - Signed 5/8, 2 yr deal, $1.4 M
K Steve Christie- Signed 2 yr deal, $1.2 M with $273,000 bonus, $4
DL Shawn Price - Signed 1 yr deal; terms not disclosed
QB Alex Van Pelt - Signed 1 yr deal for $477,000
OL Jerry Ostroski - Renegotiated deal; adding two years.
NT Pat Williams - Restructured his deal saving $800,000 in cap money.
LB John Holecek - Restructuring his deal saving cap money.
WR Eric Moulds - Signed 6 year deal worth $40 Million; $12.5 M bonus.
DB Ken Irvin - Restructured his deal saving about $500,000 in cap money.
OL John Fina - Restructured his deal saving $1.2 M in cap money.
OL Ruben Brown - Restructuring his deal saving $2.4 M in cap money.
TE Jay Riemersma - Restructured his deal saving $744,000 in cap money.




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