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Front Office Report - 2003

Welcome to our 2003 edition of our exclusive Front Office Section! This page will keep you updated on all the moves by the front office! We also list all roster moves and all 2003 player contract signings, restructurings, & extensions as well as the details behind them! We breakdown the Bills salary cap situation with cap figures of key players now on a new, expanded separate page!

PERSONNEL ADDITIONS
Drafted Players
RB Willis McGahee - 1st Round Pick;
Signed 8/11
DE Chris Kelsay - 2nd Round Pick; Signed 7/23
LB Angelo Crowell - 3rd Round Pick; Signed 7/23
DB Terrance McGee - 4th Round Pick; Signed 7/23
WR Sam Aiken - 4th Round Pick; Signed 6/10
OG/C Ben Sobieski- 5th Round Pick; Signed 6/19
DT Lauvale Sape - 6th Round Pick; Signed 6/11
LB Mario Haggan - 7th Round Pick; Signed 7/22; Added to active roster 11/14


Acquired By Trade
TE Mark Campbell - Acquired from Cleveland - 2/28


NFL Free Agent Players
OT Bernard Robertson - Signed 12/17
QB Travis Brown - Re-signed 12/3
RB Ken Simonton - Re-added 11/28
S Lawyer Milloy - Signed Off Waivers 9/3
G Ross Tucker - Claimed Off Waivers 6/16
CB Danion Sidney - Signed 4/10
FB Sam Gash - Signed 3/31
WR Antonio Brown - Signed 3/25
K Rian Lindell - Signed 3/24
DT Sam Adams - Signed 3/23
DB Izell Reese - Signed 3/21
WR Bobby Shaw - Unrestricted free agent; signed 3/17
LB Takeo Spikes - Unrestricted free agent; signed 3/10
LB Jeff Posey - Unrestricted free agent; signed 2/28
DE Keith McKenzie - Signed - 2/25
TE Ryan Neufeld - Signed - 1/22
LB Josh Stamer - Signed - 1/22


Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
OT Gary Byrd - Signed - 4/28; placed on IR 8/25
LS Jon Dorenbas - Signed - 4/28


Practice Squad
WR Cedric Bonner - Added - 12/11
OT David Porter - Added - 12/3
WR Jerel Myers - Re-Added - 11/19
TE Rod Trafford - Added - 11/19
OL Richard Seals - Added - 9/1


Coaching Staff
OL Coach Pat Ruel - Hired - 1/21
LB Coach Don Blackmon - Hired - 1/21
RB Coach Les Steckel - Hired - 1/21
DL Coach Tim Krumrie - Hired - 1/9

PERSONNEL LOSSES
Players
RB Nick Maddox - Signed by Browns off of Practice Squad 12/10
QB Randy Fasani - Released from Practice Squad 12/3
FB Phillip Crosby - Released from Injured list 11/19
QB Brandon Doman - Released from practice squad 10/22
WR Rodney Wright - Released from practice squad 9/10
S Jerton Evans - Released from practice squad 9/8
QB Jason Johnson - Released from Practice squad 9/8
DB Scott Turner - Released 8/31
DE Grant Irons - Released 8/31
DE Marcus Jones - Released 8/31
RB Olandis Gary - Traded to Detroit 8/31
WR Charles Johnson - Released 8/29
CB Marcus Floyd - Released 8/29
OL Mike Houghton- Released 8/29
TE Brady McDonnell - Released 8/29
WR Andre Rone - Released 8/26
LB Brandon Spoon - Released 8/26
RB De'Mond Parker - Released 8/26
WR James Jett - Released 8/25
DB Tony Driver - Released 8/25
DB Ahmad Brooks - Released 8/25
TE Ray Thomas - Released 8/25
WR Paris Jackson - Released 8/20
OT Justin Sands- Released 8/20
OT T.J. Watkins - Released 8/20
DT Omari Jordan - Released 8/20
K Jason Witczak - Released 8/20
OL Joey Hollenbeck - Released 7/15
DE Andrew Bowers - Released 7/15
LB Merceda Perry - Released 7/15
CB Ken Hilliard - Released 7/15
CB Jason Bostic - Released 7/15
C Bill Conaty - Signed with New England 7/3.
CB Ronald Hardge - Released 5/13
DB Kenneth Harris - Released 5/13
OL Ronald Boldin - Released 5/1
CB Chris Watson - Released 4/29
LB Greg Favors - Signed with Carolina 3/25
RB Shawn Bryson - Signed with Detroit 3/24
LB Eddie Robinson - Released 3/20
RB Larry Centers - Released 3/20
LB Keith Newman - Signed With Atlanta 3/12
FB Jarett Ferguson - Released 3/11
QB David Dinkins - Released 3/11
WR Peerless Price - Traded to Atlanta 3/7
TE Jay Riemersma - Released 2/27
S Billy Jenkins - Released 2/27


Coaching Staff
RB Coach Steve Fairchild - Left for job with Rams - 1/20
LB Coach Miles Aldridge - Didn't Renew Contract - 1/7
OL Coach Ronnie Vinklarek - Didn't Renew Contract - 1/7
DL Coach John Levra - Retired - 12/30
QB Coach Steve Kragthorpe - Left for Tulsa Job - 12/18


INJURY LISTS
S Izell Reese - Injured Reserve List 12/17
OT Jonas Jennings - Injured Reserve List 12/3
WR Sam Aiken - Injured Reserve List 11/26
DT Ron Edwards - Injured Reserve List 11/12
OT Gary Byrd - Injured Reserve 8/25


CONTRACTS SIGNINGS, EXTENSIONS, AND RESTRUCTURINGS
Here where we will list all restructuring of deals that will happen in the 2003 off season. Although Tom Donahoe doesn't like the practice, some players will be asked to restructure their contracts to save cap money for the Bills. They will convert base salaries into signing bonuses to save cap money. That may not happen at all this year since the Bills are in relatively good cap shape. This practice usually puts teams in a bad cap situation in future years. We will list all contract signings and extensions when they are completed throughout the off season.

TE Mark Campbell - 3 yr. extension. Base: $750,000 (2004); $850,000 (2005); $1M (2006).
S Lawyer Milloy - 4 yrs. $15M. SB $5M. Base: $2M (2003); $1M (2004-2006). Roster Bonus: $1.75M (2004 & 2005); $1.5M (2006).
RB Willis McGahee - 5 yrs. $7.053M. SB $4.15 M. ($1M now; $400,000 roster bonus; $2.75 M next March. Incentives bring total up to $15.528M.
CB Terrence McGee - 3 yrs. $1.217M. SB $307,500. Base $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005).
P Brian Moorman - 7 yrs. $5.675M. SB $300,000; Roster bonus $100,000; Option Bonus $300,000 to $1M (2005). Base $600,000 (2003 & 2004); $650,000 (2006); $700,000 (2006); $750,000 (2007); $825,000 (2008); $1.15 M (2009).
OL Ben Sobieski - 3 yrs. $1.025M. SB $115,482. Base $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005).
DT Lauvale Sape - 3 yrs. $978,500. SB $68,500. Base $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005).
WR Sam Aiken - 3 yrs. $1.184 M SB $274,000. Base $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005).
RB Olandis Gary - 2 yrs. up to $3 M w/ incentives SB $175,000.
RB Sammy Morris - 1 yr. $605,000.
RB Travis Henry - 1 yr extension $1.13 M.
LB DaShon Polk - 1 yr. $605,000.
CB Danion Sidney - 1 yr. $530,000 SB $25,000.
DT Sam Adams - 4 yr. $10.248M SB $1.5 M.
K Rian Lindell - 4 yr. $4.2 M SB $1.2 M.
DE Keith McKenzie - 1 yr. $680,000 SB $25,000.
WR Bobby Shaw - 3 yr. $2.68 M.
LB Takeo Spikes - 6 yr. $32 M SB $9 M; Roster Bonus $1.5 M (2004). Base $1M (2003); $2,5 M (2004); $3.5 M (2005); $4.5 M (2006); $4.5 M (2007); $5 M (2008). Workout Bonus $100,000 (2004-2008)
WR Charles Johnson - 1 yr. $650,000
LB Jeff Posey - 4 yr. $6.425 M SB $1.75 M. Base $575,000 (2003); $1.05 M (2004); $1.3 M (2005); $1.75 M (2006).




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