Bills Reportedly Nab QB Jackson: Several reports say the Bills have a deal in place to acquire QB Tavaris Jackson from the Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick. A new deal with Jackson is being worked on to consumate the deal. He is do to make $4 Million this year and the Bills need to restructure it for the deal to go through. He would immediately move into position to be the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Vince Young threw two interceptions in a bad second half effort as the Steelers pulled away from the Bills in a 38-7 win over Buffalo.
Bills Waive Nine: The Bills got their roster down to 75 with releasing nine players and coming to an injury settlement with Josh Nesbitt. They also placed Mike Caussin on the reserved/PUP list meaning he is unavailable until after week 6. The released players are highlighted by LB Danny Batten. WRs David Clowney and Derek Session were released along with TE Fendi Onobun, OL Jake Vermiglio, DLs Sean Ferguson and Jay Ross, CB Prince Miller, and S Nick Sukay.
Roster Cuts Coming: Each team must get their roster down to 75 players by tomorrow. The Bills have 85 players on thier active roster right now. Mike Caussin is the 86th player but he is currently on the active PUP list. They will have to cut 10 players by tomorrow but look for them to possibly make them today.
Saturday August 25, 2012
Who Helped Themselves: Kyle Williams played lights out in this game as he was all over the field. He totally seems over his foot injury from last year. Mario Williams had two sacks one was setup by a trip from the other Williams. Leodis McKelvin made a nice open field tackle early and had two nice punt returns. Nick Barnett had 10 tackles in his half of action. Fred Jackson looked ready for the season with 34 yards on seven carries. Tashard Choice may have locked up the third running back spot with a solid effort with 50 yards rushing and an 18 yard reception. He did drop a pass. Terrence McGee looked decent in his first game action and had four tackles.
Who Hurt Themselves: Neither of the top two quarterbacks did too much. Ryan Fitzpatrick was inaccurate all night completing just 7 of 18 passes for 89 yards. Stevie Johnson had 3 catches for 36 yards but seemed out of sync with Fitz. Vince Young had his first pass picked off and he couldn't get much going with the second team offense throwing two picks in all. The backups as a whole played very poorly as the Steelers pulled away.
Steelers Knock Off Bills: The Steelers scored two second quarter touchdowns and pulled away easily in the second half as their backups dominated the Bills in a 38-7 win over Buffalo. The starters played the first half for both teams and the Steelers led 14-7 at the break. Fred Jackson scored from one yard out in the first quarter for the Bills lone touchdown when the starters were in the game. The defense played well until they gave up a 98 yard touchdown drive to end the first half. Vince Young had his first pass picked off and Byron Leftwitch made him pay by throwing a 39 yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown on the next play to set the tone in the second half. The Steelers added 17 fourth quarter points to make the game a rout.
Gilmore Limps Off: The Bills seemed to get a few players banged up in the game against Pittsburgh. Stephon Gilmore left the game when he limped to the locker room late in the first half. It was just a cramp so he should be ok. Jairus Byrd got shaken up as well but seemed fine on the sidelines. Kyle Williams had his left hand looked out but came right back into the game. Injury Page.
Friday August 24, 2012
Rogers To Play: Two cornerbacks are scheduled to make their preseason debut tomorrow night against Pittsburgh. Justin Rogers will join Terrence McGee in the lineup. Neither player will start or play for too long. They both will be getting their feet wet in a game situation.
Thursday August 23, 2012
Troup On IR: The Bills have placed Torell Troup on injured reserve ending his season. Troup made a valiant effort to come back from back surgery but hasn't been able to practice on a regular basis. We will be updating our front office and injury pages over the weekend with the news from the week.
Wednesday August 22, 2012
Two Released: The Bills have released a pair of injured DBs. Cris Hill and Josh Nesbitt were waived/injured. Nesbitt was on the active roster late last year but has been hurt most of training camp. Hill played in both preseason games before getting hurt.
Regular Season Mode: The third preseason game is traditionally the most like the regular season and Chan Gailey is acting that way. The team is game planning for the Steelers something they didn't do the first two practice games. They are also running a scout team and doing things to help the coaches prepare for the season. The Bills expect Terrence McGee to make his preseason debut againat Pittsburgh.
Season Ticket Sales Up: The Bills announced yesterday that they have sold 43,267 season tickets that is up almost 16% from last year's total but down slightly from 2010. The team also announced that the first three games are now soldout. The Titans game on October 21st was just added to the list. The kids day game on Saturday night is also soldout as WKBW-TV bought the remaining tickets to lift the blackout. They will air the game.
Tuesday August 21, 2012
Glenn Gets Starting Nod: Chan Gailey announced that Cordy Glenn has won the starting left tackle job. He beat out Chris Hairston for the job but he is getting a lot of reps at right tackle with Erik Pears missing a lot of playing time with a groin injury. Pears played against Mimnesota but is now shutdown for a week. Mark Anderson is also on the shelf with a nagging groin injury.
Young Has Lead: The coach stated the obvious yesterday when he announced that Vince Young is leading the battle for the number two quarterback job. He will be first off the bench on Saturday night and is getting the reps with the twos at practice this week.
Monday August 20, 2012
Merriman Released: The Bills have released DE Shawne Merriman. He never really made it all the way back from his Achilles injury. He had lost his explosiveness. His release makes way for Kyle Moore to have a better chance at making the roster. He has had an excellent camp.
Depth Chart Battles Continue: The third preseason game on Saturday night will go a long way in telling who will win certain position and roster spot battles. Delano Howell is making a run at making the team as the fourth safety and we have moved him ahead on our depth chart. T.J. Graham had a solid performance against Minnesota and may be moving up the chart himself.
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