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NEWS ARCHIVES - JULY 11TH - JULY 17TH, 2005 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Reportedly Deal Henry To Titans

AP photo - Travis Henry Henry Speaks About Deal: Although the deal is not official yet, Travis Henry is excited to be heading to Tennessee. As we reported yesterday, his agent and sister both said he's looking forward to the move. He told a Nashville TV station by phone that he is very excited to be going back to the state where he played his college ball. He said he hasn't met Chris Brown yet but expects to be able to co-exist with him. He said everyone will know their role and that it is a team sport first. That is similar to the comments he made about Willis McGahee last off season. He then demanded a trade after the year. Will he be happy sharing time with Brown? Only time will tell. Let us know what you think by answering our poll question on the homepage.

Henry Not Done Deal Yet? Titans GM Floyd Reese released a statement yesterday through a spokesperson and said that a deal for Travis Henry is not done yet. He said it's still an ongoing process and no terms have been reached for a trade or a contract extension. Earlier reports said that a deal is done but a contract extension is not contingent on the deal.


Sunday July 17, 2005

McGee Extension Possible: ESPN.com is reporting that the Bills have contacted the agent for Terrence McGee about working out a long term contract extension with the cornerback. McGee is entering the last year of his original three year deal and is eligible to become a restricted free agent after this season. Talks are expected between the two sides at the beginning of training camp. The Bills will have a busy offseason next year at this position as Nate Clements is due to become an unrestricted free agent if a deal can't be reached before then.

Henry Excited: The agent for Travis Henry confirmed that his client has been traded to Tennessee. It was also confirmed by Henry's sister. Neither team has confirmed the deal to the public or to Henry's agent. Tom Donahoe is on vacation and the GM for the Titans is busy with his son's wedding. Henry reportedly is excited to be going back to Tennessee, the state where he played his college ball. It appears he will go initially as Chris Brown's backup but the injury history of Brown could get him more carries than he would have had in Buffalo.


Saturday July 16, 2005

Henry To Tennessee: ESPN's Len Pasquarelli reports that a deal is done. The Bills will be sending Travis Henry to the Tennessee Titans for a third round pick in next year's draft. The paperwork has reportedly been sent to the league office and barring any complications the deal will be announced early next week. The deal is not contingent on Henry reaching a long term deal with the Titans. Reports had said that Henry's agent had worked out a long term deal with Jacksonville but they didn't offer the Bills a third round pick until last night. The Bills feel it is better to take the Titans trade since it is more likely to be a higher pick and the Bills may be battling the Jaguars for a playoff spot.

Bills Interested In Verba? Len Pasquarelli is also reporting that the Bills are keeping the line of communication open with free agent offensive tackle Ross Verba. They haven't made an offer on him but enquired this week about his plans.

Individual Ticket Sales Today: Individual game tickets go on sale at 9am today, with an internet presale at 7am for members of the Bills Backers club. Tickets are down to single tickets for the first three games. They are available at the Bills official website, the stadium, and the Buffalo and Rochester area ticket offices. They are also available by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS.


Friday July 15, 2005

Titans Make Best Offer? ESPN's Len Pasquarelli reports that the Travis Henry saga is now a two team race. He confirms that the Jaguars are looking to lock up a deal and have come to terms in principle on a long term contract for Henry. Pasquarelli says that the Titans have actually made a better offer to the Bills for the running back but they have yet to reach a deal with Henry's agent on a long term contract. Any trade would be contingent on that happening. The report says the Titans have met the Bills asking price of a firm third round pick but the Jaguars have not. Stay tuned...

Henry To Jags? The speculation continues to swirl regarding the future of Travis Henry. The team leading the way in the pursuit has appeared to be the Jacksonville Jaguars in recent weeks, now it appears they will get their man. Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio confirmed in a statement that a deal for Henry could be completed in the next few days or a week. No word on the compensation for a trade but the latest reports say it will be the third round pick the Bills have wanted with a chance for it to become a 2nd if certain numbers are reached by the running back. Henry may not be much happier in Jacksonville as Fred Taylor says that it is his team and there was encouraging news on his health status after he came through a workout with no problems.


Wednesday July 13, 2005

Night Practice Ticket Info: The Bills will release tickets for the first night practice of training camp a week from today. You can get up to six free tickets for the opening night of camp practice which takes place on July 30th. The tickets will be available on July 20th from ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, or the Bills Official Website. Tickets for the other two public night practices on August 15th and 22nd will be available on August 1st.


Tuesday July 12, 2005

McGahee Won't Ask For New Deal: NFL.com is reporting that the agent for Willis McGahee will not ask for the Bills to re-do his client's contract this season. Drew Rosenhaus did say that after this season he may approach the Bills about a new long term deal. The report also says that the team will not let the Travis Henry situation dictate how they handle a potential new deal for McGahee.

Seahawks May Enter Race: As training camp approaches suitors may be coming out of the woodwork trying to get Travis Henry. As we reported last week, the Jaguars may be the leading contender but ESPN.com is speculating that Seattle may look towards Henry. Talks with their own star running back, Shaun Alexander have gone nowhere. Len Pasquarelli said the two teams will renew talks this week as the Seahawks were put off by public comments Alexander made last week saying he won't play without a long term deal. ESPN's John Clayton told WGR radio that Henry to Seattle doesn't make sense. Tennessee is another place that Henry has been speculated to go but that doesn't appear likely. Titans GM Floyd Reese said that no discussions have taken place lately and they are searching for a backup to Chris Brown not someone who will challenge for the starting job like Henry would. It is definitely appearing more likely now than a month ago that Henry will be dealt, the question is when. Let us know what you think by taking our new poll on our homepage.



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