Players Hold Organized Workouts
Bills Coaches Distanced Themselves: The Bills coaches joined a growing number of their colleagues that has distanced themselves from a recent coaching association declaration. A motion filed by the National Football League Coaches Association says that they support the players in the ongoing labor dispute. Many coaches say they were caught off guard by this and they don't actually support the players. The Bills were joined by coaches from at least seven other teams denouncing the motion.
Wednesday June 1, 2011
Jersey Unveiling Set: The Bills announced today that they will unveil the new jerseys at a launch event on Friday June 24th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The event will include live music, on field access, fan selected movie viewing on the scorebard, and the jerseys will be on sale. The Jills will be there along with several Bills alumni. Assuming the lockout is still in effect the current players won't be able to be there to unveil the jerseys so the alumni will likely be the ones wearing them. There will also be interactive games as well.
Thursday May 26, 2011
Torbor In Car Accident: Reggie Torbor was in a two car accident today while pulling into today's organized team practice. He was ok and went on to practice with his teammates while the driver of the other car was treated for injuries on the scene according to WGR. Torbor's car suffered some damage as well.
Workouts End Today: The player organized four day workout session comes to an end with a workout this morning. There was very good attendance for the session as the players got together to build team chemistry and meet three of the draft picks. Fred Jackson hosted about 30 players for dinner last night. The players had to pay their own way to get to Buffalo and the rookies paid their own hotel bills or stayed with players who have places in Buffalo.
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Dareus Joins Workouts: 1st round pick Marcell Dareus was on the field with his new teammates for the first time today. He joined the player organized workouts after not being in attendance the first two days. He is the third draft pick to join the workouts but they are not allowed to practice because of insurance reasons.
Bills Suspend Payments: The Bills became the first team during the lockout to suspend pension and 401K payments to employees. They had already cut employee salaries. CEO Russ Brandon confirmed this in an email to the Associated Press. He went on to say that they will reinstate 401K payments after the lockout depending on financial performance.
Workouts Continue: Player organized workouts continued yesterday with almost 40 players in attendance. They had some defensive drills along with some passing drills in the two and a half hour session. One scare happened when Fred Jackson ran into some netting just before a concrete floor reaching for a pass. He got up and was fine.
Monday May 23, 2011
Workouts Begin: According to reports from WGR and WKBW more than 30 players are on the field working out at today's player organized practice at a facility in the Buffalo suburb of Elma. 1st round pick Marcel Dareus is not in attendance today. Brian Brohm, Levi Brown, and Ryan Fitzpatrick are the three QBs in attendance. Brohm is not expected back with the Bills as they did not tender him an offer. As we reported earlier two high draft picks are in attendance and some undrafted guys are working out with the players. Current players in attendance include, Lee Evans, David Nelson, Geoff Hangartner, Chris Kelsay, Leodis McKelvin, George Wilson, and Aaron Maybin.
Player Workouts Set To Start: Around 30 or so players are expected in Buffalo for a week of player organized workouts set to start today. Many players tweeted that they were on their way to Buffalo over the weekend including some of the draft picks who were also invited. Da'Norris Searcy and Kelvin Sheppard are among the rookies expected to attend. Cordaro Howard, Aaron Maybin, and David Nelson all tweeted they were going as well.
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