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NEWS ARCHIVES - FEB 15TH - FEB 28TH, 2010 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Say Goodbye To Three Players

Owens Classy On Exit: Terrell Owens was a good soldier during his season in Buffalo and exited with class as well. After the Bills informed him they would not offer him a new contract Owens took to his twitter account and wrote, "I would like to thank the great fans in Buffalo, Ralph Wilson and the Bills' organization for all their support this past season. I enjoyed myself." It made sense for Owens to go out this way especially since both sides went into this knowing it would be a shock if Owens played a second season in Buffalo.

Nix On Decision: Buddy Nix said that the decision to let Terrell Owens, Ryan Denney, and Josh Reed know they wouldn't be offered contracts was to give them enough time before the start of free agency to make plans. He felt it was the right thing to do since all three represented the organziation with class, dedication, and hard work. What do you think of the decision? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know!

House Cleaning Continues: The Bills continue to clean house by informing three players that they will not be offered new contracts. The Bills told free agents Terrell Owens, Josh Reed, and Ryan Denney that they won't be asked to come back. Reed and Denney have spent their entire careers in Buffalo it was thought Owens would not come back. The market for T.O. may be thin but he may find a suitor in Baltimore. Denney probably did not fit the new 3-4 defense anyway. Reed being let go is not a big loss but leaves a huge hole at wide receiver with both Owens and Reed leaving.


Thursday February 25, 2010

Gailey Speaks: Chan Gailey spoke to the media as the scouting combine got underway today. He spoke on a variety of topics. He said that the retirement of Brad Butler has made offensive tackle even more of a need and they will hit the draft and free agency looking for help there. He raved about Kyle Williams and said they will find a place for him. People speculated Williams may be the odd man out since he's not an ideal fit for the 3-4 defense. Gailey also said he likes Marshawn Lynch as a football player and they need two running backs.


Tuesday February 23, 2010

Combine Set To Begin: The NFL offseason gets going in earnest tomorrow as the scouting combine begins in Indianapolis. All NFL scouts, coaching staffs, and front office personnel will gather for the one week event. They will watch players workout, check out their times, give physicals, administer tests, and interview players to get more information to build draft boards.


Friday February 19, 2010

Bills Add Assistant: Another head coach was hired today as the Bills added Daryl Daye as an assistant to the head coach. His duties will be to assist Chan Gailey in the day to day administrative duties of the club. He will also deal with traning camp and travel duties as well. Daye has 25 years collegiate experience but has never been on an NFL coaching staff. Daye most recently was the defensive coordinator, special teams coach and linebackers coach for Missouri Southern. He also served as a head coach of Nicholls State. Coaching Hires.


Thursday February 18, 2010

Butler Statement: Brad Butler released a statement through the team in announcing his retirement. It said, "I would like to thank Mr. [Ralph] Wilson, my teammates and the entire Bills Nation for giving me the opportunity to represent the Buffalo Bills for the past four years. Playing in the National Football League has been a tremendous opportunity and a great blessing. However, my passion for education, country and community is something that I am ready to devote my full attention to. I believe the best way to pursue these spheres of interest is to step away from the game of football at this point in my life. I will always remember my time spent in Western New York with great affection. I wish my teammates and Bills fans the best of luck next season and into the future."

Butler Retiring: The Bills released a statement today announcing the retirement of Brad Butler. The offensive lineman informed the team today his career is over. He missed most of last season after suffering a knee injury early in the season after switching from guard to tackle. Butler is considered to have a career in politics after football as he has been preparing for life after football all along. He previously interned for Jack Kemp. Still his retirement is a surprise since he's only been in the league four seasons and may have been a starter once again this year. He had 39 career starts in 42 games. Front Office Page.


Wednesday February 17, 2010

Bills Add A Coach: Chan Gailey isn't done yet getting his coaching staff together. The Bills announced the addition of Bobby Johnson as the assistant offensive line coach. He will work under OL coach John D'Allesandris. He has been the OL coach for Indiana University the past five years. That line allowed just 16 sacks this past season.


Tuesday February 16, 2010

Bills Release Seven: The reshaping of the Bills roster for the 2010 season has begun. Late today they released seven players as TE Derek Fine, DE Jermaine McGhee, LB Ashlee Palmer, DT Marcus Smith, S John Wendling, WR Justin Jenkins and C Marvin Philip were let go. Fine was a former fourth round pick who has been injury prone but his release was probably the biggest surprise. Jenkins and Wendling were special teams standouts and it could mean a shift away from players who specialized on those units. Palmer got some playing time last year because of injuries.

Kwan Hiring Official: The Bills made the hiring of Stan Kwan as the assistant special teams coach official today. Chan Gailey said he was bringing Kwan on board during his press conference on Thursday. Kwan most recently was the special teams coach of the Lions and Bruce DeHaven said he's looking forward to working with Kwan and he wouldn't pick anyone else to assist him.


Monday February 15, 2010

Special Teams Ranks Third: The Dallas Morning News came out with their annual special teams ranking from this season and the Bills were ranked third overall. The paper's rankings has long been regarded as the standard for special teams production and the Bills have historically been at or near the top of the rankings. The Cleveland Browns were surprsingly the top ranked unit and it was a bit of a surprise the Bills finished third considering they lost two games because of special teams turnovers.



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