Williams Returns To Practice: Aaron Williams returned to practice today. Chan Gailey will wait and see how he does during the week before deciding on whether or not he will play on Sunday. He said he has high hopes he'll be ready but wouldn't say if he will start if he can go. Scott Chandler is not practicing today and the coach doesn't feel good about his chances of playing. Demetrius Bell is taking first team reps at left tackle. Roscoe Parrish was on hand yesterday and said he's nearly fully recovered from his injury. He is an unrestricted free agent but said he'd love to stay in Buffalo. Stevie Johnson is saying the same thing, he is content to ride out his contract this year though. He said he will sign with the Bills if everything is right. Marcus Easley has been cleared to return next year. He missed the year with a heart ailment. Injury Page.
QB Not In Thought Process: Chan Gailey was asked about the possibility that the team will draft a quarterback in the first round of the draft. He said the media would have to talk to GM Buddy Nix but quickly added that it isn't in the thought process. On Monday, Gailey re-affirmed that he is totally committed to Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback going forward. The big contract signed by Fitz makes him the franchise quarterback. The Bills also likely won't draft high enough to get one of the big three quarterbacks in the draft.
Bills Add TE: The Bills filled their open spot on the practice squad today. They signed TE Kevin Brock to fill the spot vacated by Mana Silva who signed with the Cowboys. Brock was with the Panthers in 2009 as an undrafted free agent. He has bounced around to Pittsburgh, Chicago, and most recently Oakland. He played his college ball at Rutgers.
Cuomo Won't Commit: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo yesterday and was asked about the future of the Bills in Western New York. He said he's committed to keeping the Bills in Buffalo and said they are very important to the entire state, not just Western New York. He said he's looking forward to working with local governments and the community in finding ways to keep the Bills in Buffalo. He also said money is tight and wouldn't commit to the $100 Million that the local governments are expected to ask the state for to renovate Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Practice Squad Loss: The Bills have lost a player on their practice squad. The Cowboys have signed S Mana Silva who has been on the unit for just over a month.
Tuesday December 13, 2011
Pears Extended: The Bills announced that they have reached an agreement on a contract extension with T Erik Pears. The 7 year veteran was due to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He joined the Bills late last year and moved into the starting lineup at right tackle this year. He has played very well and has been steady this season.
The Journey To Shame: The Bills have been in a free fall since the season was at its halfway point. The fans have taken that fall right with the team. Tony Bogyo's latest article talks about the journey to shame for all Bills fans as they get back to their usual losing ways. Complete Story.
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Monday December 12, 2011
Dareus May Be Limited: Chan Gailey addressed the media today and said that Stevie Johnson will have his hand taped but should be fine. He hurt it in yesterday's loss. Marcell Dareus did get nicked up and may be limited on Wednesday but is expected to be ok. The coach feels better about Aaron Williams' chances at playing than he does about Scott Chandler. The coach was pleased with the play of Demetrius Bell saying it was better than expected. He will decide later in the week who will start at left tackle. They are expected use the last three games to evaluate personnel for next year. Injury Page.
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