Bills Get $78 Million In Toronto Deal: Rogers Communications Inc. in Toronto is running the Bills initiative up north. In their first quarter report they unveil that the company will pay the Bills $78 Million over the five years of the deal. No word on what the breakdown of the payments will be.
Viti Signing Official: The Bills have made one undrafted free agent signing official. Army FB Mike Viti is official a Bill. The team reportedly has been interested in Viti all along and he is supposedly the only rookie fullback being brought in. Viti is the classic fullback who is a solid blocker in between the tackles. He's a physically strong player with lots of power.
Bills Looking At Veteran LB: The team may be looking to upgrade it's depth at the outside linebacker position. Despite drafting Alvin Bowen in the 5th round it is being reported that the team is visiting with seven year veteran Donnie Spragan. He has spent the last three years with the Dolphins and also spent three years in Denver.
Leonhard Signs With Ravens: The Bills have lost another free agent as safety Jim Leonhard has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a restricted free agent but wasn't tendered an offer. It was thought the Bills may try to bring him back for a cheaper amount than the tender. Front Office Page.
Guard added: A report says the Bills have added Arkansas guard Robert Felton. He is one of seven unofficial undrafted free agent signing according to various reports. The Bills have yet to announce any of the signings. Felton has good size at 6'4" and 316 pounds and will add some depth to the interior of the line. He is projected as a guard in the pros but has also played tackle. He also is a long snapper. He's a solid in line run blocker but needs to work on his foot speed.
Monday April 28, 2008
Miami DT added: A report out of Miami says that the Bills have signed undrafted free agent DT Teraz McCray. The 300 pounds Hurricane will add some depth to the defensive tackle position. The Bills have yet to confirm any undrafted free agent signings.
Notre Dame LB added: A report says the Bills have added another undrafted free agent as they have signed Notre Dame LB Joe Brockington to a three year deal. Brockinton projects as a middle linebacker who lacks ideal size and speed as he ran a 4.9 40 and is 6'1" but just 219 pounds.
Undrafted Free Agent Frenzy: When the draft ended yesterday evening there was no time for front office people to exhale. The frenzy was just beginning as the undrafted free agent signings began quickly. The Bills plan on announcing all their undrafted free agent signings sometime in the next two days. Reports of signings are coming out in dribs and drabs. Two players reportedly signed by the Bills are Army fullback Mike Viti and Illinois State QB Luke Drone. Viti said the Bills told him he's the only rookie fullback they'll bring in and he's got ok size at 5'9" and 240 pounds. The Bills have shown interest in him for several weeks according to Viti. Drone chose the Bills after a phone conversation with QB coach Alex Van Pelt. He said he'll be given a chance to compete for the third string QB job. Depth Chart.
Bills Grade Out Well: It was a great first day of the draft for the Bills but the second day provided some reaches from small schools. That brought our annual draft day grade down a bit but it was still a successful draft. Check out our grade and then take our poll on our homepage to let us know what you think! Draft Grade.
Losman Stays Put: Russ Brandon spoke to the media after the trade and said the club is committed to keeping J.P. Losman this year going as far as to say "J.P. will be here." The fact that he was not traded during the draft and 12 QBs were taken proved Brandon's statement. The club has said they need two good quarterbacks and they did not actively shop Losman. Brandon has said that Losman's agent has not requested a trade. The agent told the AP earlier in the offseason his client would like to be traded but would play out his contract.
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