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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