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NEWS ARCHIVES - MARCH 7TH - MARCH 13TH, 2005 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Host Three Visitors

Womack Stays In Seattle: One free agent visitor from this week is staying with his current team. OL Floyd Womack agreed to a two year contract with the Seahawks. The Bills were apparently interested in him if they can't sign free agent guard Rick DeMulling.

Bills Negotiating With DeMulling: It appears the battle to obtain Colts free agent guard Rick DeMulling is a two horse race. The Bills and the Lions are in talks with his agent for his services. If the Bills get him, they would probably plug him in at left guard although he could play center. If they don't get him, they would likely turn to Floyd Womack, who also visited this past week. He's more of a tackle but can also play guard. One report says the Bills are the front runner for his services. The other free agent visit from the week, TE Marcellus Rivers, is still on the open market.


Thursday March 10, 2005

Womack Visit: Floyd Womack spoke to the media after his visit with the team today calling Buffalo a nice play but cold. He feels he would fit in pretty good in Buffalo but didn't talk about what position he would play. He said he's played more tackle but will play where his team feels more comfortable putting him. He has played guard and tackle on both sides of the line. He played left tackle in college and would have no problem playing there. He said he'd like to be part of the great chemistry Buffalo has. He is visiting with Green Bay tomorrow and would like to get a deal done with a team as soon as possible.

Rivers Visits: The Bills announced that tight end Marcellus Rivers also is in town visiting with the team today. He joins Floyd Womack in visiting with the team. Rivers played with the Giants the past four years and had two starts in 2003. Rivers spoke to the media after his visit and thought the visit went good. He called Buffalo a nice town and said the organization has good people in it. He is considered a solid special teams player and he likes to do it all at the tight end position. He is considered a better receiver than a blocker but he has improved tremendously. This was his first visit but will take a couple of more visits but not too many, he would consider not making other visits if the Bills made him a fair offer.

DeMulling Still Available: Free agent offensive lineman Rick DeMulling visited Detriot but left without a contract. He visited with the Bills on Sunday and Monday and the Ravens have also expressed interest in the Colts' free agent. DeMulling may command $3 Million a year as the top guard left on the market and the Bills may be unwilling to give him that much considering Chris Villarial already gets paid in that range.

Bills Host Visitor: The Buffalo News is reporting that the Bills will entertain Seattle free agent offensive lineman Floyd Womack today. He has started 22 games over the past three years with the Seahawks, mostly at right tackle. He has also played left tackle and guard.

Teague Move Possible: Tom Donahoe told The Buffalo News that it is possible that the Bills will move Trey Teague back to left tackle if they don't find a suitable replacement for Jonas Jennings. Teague came to Buffalo from Denver to play left tackle before being moved to center during his first training camp with the team. Donahoe said Teague would not have a problem with the move since he's a team player. This move has been speculated since it became obvious they wouldn't re-sign Jennings, this is the first time a possible move has been discussed publicly by the Bills.

Pro Day At Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin held a pro day yesterday with many scouts in attendance. The Bills contingent including DL coach Tim Krumrie, Mike Mularkey, and Tom Donahoe. Krumrie did his usual drill where he went head to head with the impressive group of six Badger defensive linemen. He said they held up well in the hand to hand combat battle and none of them quit. The same drill was the reason the Bills were impressed enough with Tim Anderson to draft him in the third round last year.


Tuesday March 8, 2005

Off Season Program On Horizon: The Bills will begin there off season conditioning program on March 21st. It is not mandatory although all players are expected to spend substantial time in Western New York working out. J.P. Losman has been in Buffalo since early February working his injured leg back into shape and studying film with Sam Wyche. Kelly Holcomb is going to attend to his personal affairs over the next couple of weeks in Cleveland but will join the team on the 21st.


Monday March 7, 2005

Holcomb Says It's All About Winning: Kelly Holcomb was introduced to the media today as the newest member of the Buffalo Bills. He said he likes the situation in Buffalo and everyone wants to win, that is what intrigued him about coming to Buffalo. He understands that he is here to mentor J.P. Losman and he will help him anyway he can to achieve the goals of winning football games. He called it a breath of fresh air coming to Buffalo and is looking forward to getting started helping J.P. to help win games. He said he has work to do in learning the playbook and is looking forward to playing again with his good friend, Mark Campbell.

DeMulling Could Play Center: Rick DeMulling spoke with the media after his visit with the Bills today. He called it a great place and he likes it a lot. He said everything he's seen about the organization is great, it reminds him of the Colts, the team he is leaving. He said it isn't his decision to leave Indianapolis, it's their decision since he doesn't fit in their plans. He said he can play either guard or center but isn't much of a tackle. He played center twice last year but is a natural guard. He wouldn't elaborate on if he'll sign with the team since it is his first visit. He called them a team on the way up.

Guard Visits: The Bills were busy on Sunday welcoming Colts free agent guard Rick DeMulling. He is scheduled to stay in town today for a visit and them meet with the Lions tomorrow. The Bills are looking to shore up their offensive line after the defection of Jonas Jennings and the probable loss of Marcus Price. They did add depth by signing guard/tackle Mike Gandy on Friday. DeMulling was the starting left guard for Indianapolis the past three seasons. He's a four year pro from Idaho.



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