Signings Cap Slow Week
It was back to the ho-hum off season this week after the flurry of activity that took place during minicamp. The only big news of note was the signing of two more draft picks and a restricted free agent. We take a closer look at all the news and give you our take on the issues:The club signed two more draft picks this week. Tony Driver agreed to terms on Monday to a three year contract, terms were not disclosed. On Friday third round pick Jonas Jennings signed a four year deal worth $1.764 Million. He became the first pick to sign a four year contract. That leaves just second round picks Aaron Schobel and Travis Henry and first round pick Nate Clements unsigned. Our Take: It's nice to get the picks signed as early as possible although it will be tougher to get the top three picks under contract.
Also on Monday restricted free agent Robert Hicks accepted the team's tender offer. The terms of his deal was not disclosed. Our Take: Hicks will have every opportunity to win the starting right tackle job, if he does that and plays well, he will be in line for a big payday next offseason.
The club also wrapped up this season's caravan with three stops this week. On Monday it was in Syracuse, Tuesday it stopped in Corning and on Thursday it landed in Bradford, PA. For the most part it was rookies at each stop since most of the veterans are out of town. Sammy Morris did make an appearance at the final stop in Bradford. Our Take: The caravan is a great way for the fans to get up close and personal with some players. The caravan is perfect for a regional team like the Bills.
Tickets for Bills road games in New England and San Diego went on sale on Saturday. The Chargers game is a marquee matchup and tickets weren't expected to last long, the Patriots only have a limited number of individual game tickets available. Tickets for other road games will go on sale throughout the summer, check out the latest info on the team's official website. Our Take: Taking in a road game is always an interesting adventure for a fan.
The players now have just over a month off before training camp starts in late July. The rookies will report to camp on July 25th with the veterans reporting three days later. Most of the rookies are staying in Buffalo to work on the playbook while the veterans are finishing there off season conditioning on their own. Gregg Williams may be a tough disciplinarian but he knows how important family is. To that effect, the coaches and players will be encouraged to bring their families to Saturday practices during the season. Our Take: That is nice gesture that will promote the family atmosphere the Bills are trying to create.
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