Bills Sign Two: The Bills have re-signed restricted free agent Ashton Youboty. He signed his tender offer. They also inked free agent wide receiver Chad Jackson. He spent his first two years in New England after being drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft. He was with Denver at the start of last season but released two days into the season. He brings size and speed to the receiving corps and gives the Bills their sixth player on the depth chart at the position. Front Office Page.
Preseason Schedule Released: The NFL released the preseason schedule for this summer. The Bills have no nationally televised games in the preseason. Dates and times are still being worked out but the Bills will open in Washington the week of August 12th to 16th. The week of August 19th to 23rd they will play Indianapolis in Toronto. Their lone Ralph Wilson Stadium preseason game will be the week of August 26th to 29th when they host Cincinnati. They will close out the preseason on Sept. 2nd or 3rd against a familiar summer foe when they play Detroit.
Gailey Addresses Suite Holders: Chan Gailey was at a Buffalo hotel this morning for a breakfast where he addressed suite holders and corporate partners. He said the team needs to stop hoping they will win and expect to win. He called himself a winner all his life and he isn't about to stop now.
Solid Attendance: By most reporters accounts almost all of the players on the Bills roster showed up for the start of the offseason conditioning program. Two players noticeably absent were Aaron Schobel and Marshawn Lynch. Schobel continues to ponder retirement and Chan Gailey said there still is no timetable for a decision. He does expect Schobel to know when he needs to come in and learn the new scheme if he does decide to return. Gailey said he has not talked to Lynch but Buddy Nix has. It is unknown why Lynch is not in attendance at the voluntary program or how long he plans to stay away.
Tuesday March 30, 2010
Gailey Wants Everyone On Board: Chan Gailey says when players come to One Bills Drive it's to work. He showed that by taking out the TVs in the weight room. He said everyone needs to get "on the boat" but did not criticize the absence of Marshawn Lynch among others from the voluntary workout.
Gailey Praises Tebow: Chan Gailey praised Tim Tebow saying he enjoyed their visit and he's come a long way with his new throwing motion. He feels he will be a good NFL quarterback and re-iterated that they will add a fourth quarterback maybe through the draft or a trade.
Wood Feels He'll Be Ready: Eric Wood was walking around without a limp but he's a ways off from being ready to practice. He feels there is an 80% chance that he'll be ready for the start of training camp. Chan Gailey was impressed with how far he has come since his horrific broken leg last year.
Williams Doesn't Expect Too Much To Change: Kyle Williams was one of approximately 32 players in attendance for the first full day of the offseason conditioning program. He was one of the few who spoke to the media. He doesn't expect to put on much weight to play the nose tackle role in the new 3-4 defense. He said he has been asked to learn all three positions on the line and that the Bills version of the 3-4 won't require the nose to line up directly over the center too much. So he doesn't expect too much to change. He said he may gain some weight if he doesn't lose quickness. Aaron Maybin is gaining weight and looks great as the move to outside linebacker in the new defense may benefit him the most.
Monday March 29, 2010
Bills Make Signings: As the offseason conditioning program got underway today the team did some paperwork as well. Keith Ellison, Jon Corto, George Wilson, Jonathan Stupar, and Cary Harris officially signed their tenders making them Bills for the 2010 season. The team also re-signed WR Felton Huggins. Front Office Page.
Offseason Conditioning Program Begins: Most of the players are back in town as the Bills begin their offseason conditioning program today at One Bills Drive. The program is voluntary but just about all the players are expected for at least some of the program. It usually consists of three or four days a week of workouts with the strength and conditioning coaches along with some classroom work.
Tebow In Town: Tim Tebow is in town for his meeting with the Bills. He had dinner in Buffalo last night with Jim Kelly who was very impressed by the young man according to his wife's twitter account. Other team officials were reportedly at the dinner as well. Peter King reports that Buddy Nix really likes Tebow as well. It could be just pre-draft postering or the team could really like him. Do you think the Bills should draft Tebow? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know!
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