Another Practice Squad Move: The Bills made a second practice squad move on a very busy Wednesday. They have added DE Orien Harris to the squad and released OL Nevin McCaskill. This move is a bit puzzling since the team has just seven healthy offensive linemen on the team and will be getting Anthony Hargrove back next week to help the defensive end situation. Harris spent the final three weeks of last season on the Browns and played some special teams.
Losman Improving: Dick Jauron said the team is now very optimistic about the recovery of J.P. Losman from his grade one knee sprain and J.P. is very happy as well. The swelling has gone down and he feels better and has more movement and is walking with a limp that isn't too noticeable. The coach feels it will take some time before they really know how long he'll be out but it is heading in the right direction. They now call it a 1-2 week thing instead of a 2-3 week thing. Injury Page.
Edwards Feeling A Lot Of Emotions: Trent Edwards told the media today that he's anxious, nervous, excited and still frustrated from last week's game. He's looking to take what he's learned and apply it on the field this week. The biggest difference for him was taking all of the reps in practice as it took a lot out of him physically today and he needs to get used to it. He needs to change a lot of little things that he noticed in film study to get a win under their belt. Edwards was the sixth QB drafted this year but the first one to get a chance to start a game.
Joe May Start: Dick Jauron held his usual Wednesday media day press conference. They are optimistic they will be healthy at cornerback and some of the new guys like Jerametrius Butler will have to compete to be active on Sunday. Jauron said it is possible that Craig Nall will stick around even when Losman is healthy since he fits with the team but it's too early to do that. Leon Joe is expected to start although Jauron stopped short in committing to that saying that Joe will play along with Mario Haggan on the outside. Joe hasn't been with the team long but he does have familiarity with the system. On Trent Edwards he hopes he will perform and believes he will perform well over time but he's awfully young right now and there really isn't a lot of practice time over the week to get him better prepared. He had a good practice today and they will get a feel with what he's comfortable with as the week progresses.
McGee, Aiken Practice: The Bills only listed J.P. Losman as not practicing today meaning that Terrence McGee and Sam Aiken should be back in action this week after practicing fully today. In other injury news, Chris Brown on the Bills website reports that Keith Ellison is now jogging with an air cast on as he gets closer to returning from his high ankle sprain. Injury Report.
Harrison Re-Signed: The team did more roster shuffling today by bringing back LB Kevin Harrison and placing Jason Whittle on injured reserve ending his season. Harrison was on the team's practice squad most of last year and was cut late this summer. He obviously knows the system. Whittle does have a torn hamstring and is the 2nd player to be placed on injured reserve in two days and the fifth since the season started. Depth Chart.
Practice Squad Moves: The Bills also swapped players on the practice squad. They released Kevin Eakin and signed Gibran Hamdan. He was the co-MVP of NFL Europe in 2006 and has bounced around NFL practice squads in Philadephia, Seattle, and San Francisco. He also made a regular season appearance for Washington and was most recently in the Miami training camp.
Bills Return Home: The Bills limp home after two blowout losses on the road. They will lick their wounds and try to get up for their first of three straight home games over the next month. The Jets aren't as formidable as their first three opponents but they are better than the Bills making their first win less than probable. Complete Preview.
Tuesday September 25, 2007
Another Roster Move: The Bills made another roster move today adding a cornerback. Jerametrius Butler is the newest Bill. To make room the team released RB Josh Scobey. Butler was a fifth round draft pick in 2001 by the Rams. He was most recently with the Redskins this summer but was released before the season started. He made 31 starts with 9 interceptions from 2003 to 2004 under Rams secondary coach and current Bills defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. The defense the Bills run is similiar and he should be able to pick it up quickly. Knee and hamstring injuries made the last two years lost for him. The Bills couldn't afford the luxury of keeping a sixth running back anymore in Scobey with all the injuries. With Terrence McGee banged up the team needed to add a corner or risk playing with just three again this week. They are still short at linebacker but may make due with what they have. Depth Chart.
Bills Dead Last: Statistically this may be the worst 0-3 team in NFL history. Through the first three weeks the Bills rank dead last in five of the six major yardage categories. They are last in total offense, passing offense, total defense, passing defense, and rushing defense. The only area they are above water is rushing offense where they ranked an almost respectible 18th. They are also dead last in points scored.
Laughing At The Bills Situation: You couldn't imagine how the season would have started off this bad for the Bills. At this point, all you can do is inject a little humor into this lost season that is still in September. Leave it to Tony Bogyo to have some fun with this pathetic mess. Let's hope he can play linebacker is good as he writes! Complete Story.
Monday September 24, 2007
Nall Back: Another Monday, and as usual the Bills are looking to fill holes on the roster created by injuries. In an anticipated move they brought back Craig Nall to backup Trent Edwards. Nall has NFL experience and knows the system, he also had a decent preseason when given the chance to play. He left under bad circumstances as he was unhappy with the way the team treated him. The fact that he was still on the open market, living in Buffalo, and knew the system probably persuaded him to come back to Buffalo. Dick Jauron confirmed Nall wasn't happy how things turned out but left on good terms. His agent said he didn't hold a grudge and is happy to be returning to the Bills. He had workouts with Houston and Atlanta. Nall signed a one year deal today and they made room for him by placing Paul Posluszny on injured reserve. Depth Chart.
QB Wanted: The Bills will now have to add at least one quarterback to the roster as their incredible string of injuries continue. With J.P. Losman out at least two weeks, Trent Edwards is the lone quarterback on the roster. This is one of the downfalls of going with two quarterbacks. They have several options including activating Kevin Eakin from the practice squad. Eakin was with the team all summer but has no NFL experience. The team really needs a veteran presence behind the rookie. Another option is bringing Craig Nall back. He has not found a team since the Bills released him and he knows the offense. The team may also just go out and get the best veteran out there.
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