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NEWS ARCHIVES - APR 10TH - APR 16TH, 2006 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Bring Price Back

AP Photo - Peerless Price Bills Daily Draft Page Launched! We have launched our 2006 draft page. Check it out to see exactly where the Bills draft on April 29th and 30th. This page will also have links to our preview and mock drafts when released. During and after the draft you will be able to click on the links of each player picked for scouting reports of each new Bill. We will also have our exclusive draft capsules of each pick. Right now check out the page for links to draft information websites so you can handicap who you think the Bills were pick. If you have an opinion, take our poll on our homepage. Draft Page


Saturday April 15, 2006

Brown Comes To Wilson's Defense: Finally an owner has come forward to backup Ralph Wilson and it was the only other owner that voted against the CBA. Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown held a rare press conference where he ripped people their attacks on Wilson. He said the Bills owner is a friend who has all his very strong mentally at 87 years old. On the CBA, Brown said that Wilson's concerns are justified and low revenue teams will have a struggle ahead of them. He is also concerned about the qualifiers for revenue sharing.


Friday April 14, 2006

Roster Moves: The Bills have released CB Kevin Thomas and WR Jonathan Smith has signed his tender. Thomas has been struggling with a knee injury for over a year now and it just wasn't healing properly. He did not practice in last weekend's minicamp. Smith signed the one year tender of $425,000. Front Office Page

Small Market Issues A Priority: The NFL has taken notice of the political pressure Ralph Wilson has exerted over how the new CBA effects small market teams. League spokesman Greg Aiello told WGRZ-TV that these issues are on the front burner and it is real important to the league. A committee will be set up in the near future to hammer out the details of the revenue sharing plan in the new CBA, specifically how teams will qualify for revenue sharing. The committee will include a cross section of small, medium, and large market owners. The league will also put together a model of how small market teams can maximize their revenues. While politicians have been outspoken in defense of Wilson, other small market teams have not come forward at least publicly to support him although several owners say it will be tough to compete with the new CBA.


Thursday April 13, 2006

Bills Workout AFL Star: KFFL is reporting that the Bills have worked out an AFL star. Fullback Dan Curran got a look, he is the leading rusher in the Arena Football League.

Jets Sign Teague: The Bills will have to face an old teammate twice this year. Free agent center Trey Teague has agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Jets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Teague was a steady competitor for the Bills for four seasons but the team showed no interest in re-signing him.


Wednesday April 12, 2006

Bunkley Pre-Draft Visit: Florida State defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was on Sirius NFL radio today and confirmed he did have a pre draft visit to Buffalo last week along with Cleveland. He has more visits scheduled this week. Bunkley said he doesn't pay attention to pre-draft talk about where he'll go or won't go. Many people, including the latest mock draft by Mel Kiper, now says that the Bills may pick him. He is expected to still be on the board at #8 along with DT Haloti Ngata who also visited the Bills. Bunkley may be a better fit in the Bills two gap defense that requires smaller, faster tackles.


Tuesday April 11, 2006

Bills Host Two Visitors: The Bills continue their second run in the free agent game by hosting two visitors today. OL Tutan Reyes and RB Jonathan Wells were in town. Reyes is a six year veteran who started all 16 games for the Panthers last year at right guard. He made 12 starts in 2004, eight at right guard, four at left guard. He would bring some much needed experience and talent to the inside of the offensive line. Reyes called his visit the best one he's had in the free agent process. He said he's anxious to see what comes out of it. Wells is a four year veteran who played for the Texans last year. He has 1,167 yards rushing in his career in a mostly backup role. He started six games last year because of an injury to Domanick Davis in Houston. He played mostly fullback last year but has shed some pounds and is projected as a tailback this year. He would bring much needed experience to the backup running back spot.

Tagliabue Supports Buffalo: As promised, Senator Chuck Schumer spoke to Commissioner Tagliabue yesterday. He assured the senator that the league is committed to keeping the Bills in Buffalo and protecting the small market teams. The two are suppose to meet soon along with other small market team supporters. Buffalo congressman Brian Higgins said he will ask the House Government Reform Committee to setup a hearing into the NFL's new labor deal and how it impacts small market teams. He sits on that committee which also held hearings on the Baseball steroid issue. It is unknown if his request will be granted. He has yet to formally make that request. A spokesman for the league said he would be happy to discuss how the new CBA will work for all 32 franchises.

Moulds To Miss Fans: Eric Moulds was on Sirius NFL radio yesterday and said what he will miss the most about Buffalo was the fans and walking out of the tunnel on gamedays. He said what he won't miss is all the snow. Moulds said he has a lot of good memories from his 10 years in Buffalo.

Ngata Visit: The Bills have a pre-draft visit setup with Oregon defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Many people project Ngata going to the Bills at number 8. Recent thoughts however suggest he is not the type of tackle the Bills need in the one gap defense they play. They like smalller, quicker tackles then the 340 pound Ngata. The fact that they are visiting with him shows they are at least keeping their options open.


Monday April 10, 2006

The Right Price: The deal signed by Peerless Price was a four year deal worth $10 Million. The amount of the signing bonus is not known at this time. The deal includes incentives if he establishes himself as the number one receiver. At this point he looks to battle for the number two spot next to Lee Evans who moved over to Eric Moulds spot on the field. Price's agent said Buffalo was a perfect fit and he put the wheels in motion for Price to return once Moulds was traded. Front Office Page

Price Returns: In a surprising move the Bills have reached back to the past for some help at wide receiver. The team announced this afternoon that they have signed free agent Peerless Price. Both sides are hoping that they can rekindle some of that magic. Price was developing into a star as the Bills number two receiver before being traded to Atlanta when he was franchised as an unrestricted free agent back in 2003. He never became that star and is career has been reeling ever since. He most recently was with the Cowboys before being released by Dallas last season. Offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild was here when Price shined in his first stint in Buffalo and said he's really glad to have him back and knows he will add something to the group. Price said he had other options but visited Buffalo last week because he knew he wouldn't mind coming back to the place where he had the most success of his career. He said knowing the area and the great fans were all positives in returning. What do you think of the signing? Take our poll on our homepage.

Bumps And Bruises: Several players missed all or part of this weekend's minicamp because of various lingering injuries or bumps and bruises. Kevin Everett was expected to fully participate as he has recovered from his torn ACL during a minicamp last year. Unfortunately he couldn't take the field this weekend because of a groin injury. He has bulked up while recovering and is disappointed in his latest setback. Troy Vincent was at minicamp but did not practice because of a lingering shoulder injury from last season. Other players that missed this weekend's workouts were Kevin Thomas, Jon Goldsberry, Ryan Neufeld and Greg Jerman. Thomas is still recovering from a knee injury that cost him last season. Neufeld is battling back from a late season knee injury. Jerman did practice Friday but missed the weekend's workouts for undisclosed reasons. Bennie Anderson left Sunday's workout after twisting an ankle, it isn't considered serious. Injury Page



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