Bills Re-Sign Two Thomases
Mid To Late Pick Possible For Spikes: Rumors are flying about where Takeo Spikes may end up. Reports say the Eagles and Giants are interested and the Bills may get a mid to late round pick for him. Spikes has been on the trade market all offseason as the team looks to clear more room to keep their cash to the cap philosophy.
Trade Of Spikes May Be Near: The Buffalo News is reporting that trade talks involving Takeo Spikes has picked up steam over the last two days. A league source told the news a deal may happen within the next day or so. Who he will be traded too is unknown but there are reportedly numerous teams interested. Reaching a new deal with Spikes may be needed for a team to trade for him. This is the last year of Spikes contract, although the Bills have an option for 2008. Spikes has had permission from the Bills to seek out trade partners. One possibility is his old team, Cincinnati but they likely would want to get him on the cheap. The reason for a Spikes trade is financial. The Bills will not be able to hold to their cash to the cap philosophy with Spikes on the roster. He is due to make $4.6 Million this year and the team right now has committed $105 million of their $112 millon goal with draft picks yet to sign. Do you think the Bills should trade Spikes? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know what you think.
Friday March 23, 2007
Losman Meets With Media: As the first week of the offseason conditioning program came to an end, J.P. Losman and a few other players met with the media for the first time this offseason. Losman took three weeks off after the season and took a trip to Mexico and Australia to relax but he never got away from football. He watched films on the plane trip. He is excited to get back to work although he has spent most of the offseason in Buffalo. He thinks the additions on the offensive line will help things out and it shows the organization is addressing the problems. The players can't point figures anymore, they got what they need and they need to make it work. On the Willis McGahee trade, he said you could be surprised by the trade but he did see why they did it, he called McGahee a great teammate of his but he's very confident in the abilities of Anthony Thomas. He is particularly excited to be able to play in the same offense for the second straight year for the first time. He feels fine and is ready to roll although it took a little longer to get rid of the bumps and bruises this year. He looks to start throwing in the next week or two. Lee Evans is not in the program yet, he is expected back next week.
Thomas Visits Sabres: Thurman Thomas was a special guest in the owner's suite for the Sabres win on Wednesday night. He met with the team afterwards and saw a very close knit group that he said he would invite to the hall of fame ceremonies in August when he is inducted. Thomas also spoke out about the trade of Willis McGahee. He figured Marv Levy would trade the back because of his character issues but he did say he wouldn't have done it since the team doesn't have a feature back.
Monday March 19, 2007
Off Season Program Begins: The Bills officially begin their offseason conditioning program today. It is a voluntary program but in the past almost everybody participates for most of the sessions. It is usually a four day a week activity of workouts. Many players began trickling in last week.
Thursday March 15, 2007
Bills Look At FB: One position on the depth chart that is getting little press, but is a need, is fullback. The team has no true fullbacks on the roster now and since they have decided not to pursue re-signing Daimon Shelton they are in the market for one. One option is to move one of their many tight ends to that position, Brad Cieslak and Ryan Neufeld both played the spot last year. The team did bring in a fullback according to a report from KFFL. Jets free agent Jamar Martin was reportedly in town yesterday. He was released by New York in September and has played for three different teams in his career.
Wednesday March 14, 2007
Thomas May Be Feature Guy: Dick Jauron said he would be fine with going into the season with Anthony Thomas as the feature back. Jauron's comments came after Thomas signed a two year deal worth over $1 Million. Jauron did say he would like to use more then one back and has not ruled out getting another back in free agency. He does however seem to be leaning more towards the draft for more running back help. Look for the Bills to take a back on day one of the draft. The only big backs left in free agency is Chris Brown and Corey Dillon. Brown visited with the Bills and there has been some reported talks with his agent. Dillon has cancelled a visit to Buffalo feeling they may not be a good fit for him. Front Office Page.
Tuesday March 13, 2007
Bills Sign Another Thomas: The Bills bolstered their cornerback situation by re-signing their second Thomas in two days. The team announced that Kiwaukee Thomas has agreed to a new deal, financial terms were not immediately available. Thomas has a chance to win the starting cornerback job on the depth chart after being the nickel back most of last season. He becomes the fourth unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the team since end of the season. They have lost only two people, although they were the two biggest names on the list. Thomas may be the last of their own to re-sign unless the team decides to bring Andre Davis back.
Schobel In For Visit: The Bills are bringing DE Bo Schobel in for a visit today. He's the cousin of Aaron Schobel. This may be just a courtesy visit since the Bills are pretty loaded at defensive end.
Monday March 12, 2007
Bills Re-Sign A-Train: In a move that was totally expected the Bills re-signed unrestricted free agent Anthony Thomas to a new deal, financial terms were not immediately available. Thomas moves to the top of the Bills depth chart at running back at least for the time being. Thomas said it will be a little bit different with McGahee gone, but it's time for him to prepare to go out and play. He thinks he has a new opportunity to show off more of his talents now. He also feels good to be back in a system he knows very well. The Bills may still sign another veteran free agent like Chris Brown to help out at the position. WGR is reporting that the Bills are talking to his agent about a possible deal.
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