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Tickets Go On Sale As Promotion Dates Announced

Jim Kelly The Bills continue to gear up for the season as individual game tickets went on sale this week. The team also announced the promotion dates on the schedule. We have all the news from the week complete with our take on the issues:

The Bills announced this week that Kent Hull will be inducted to the wall of fame on October 6th when the Bills take on the Raiders. The team also announced that they will celebrate Jim Kelly's induction into the Hall of Fame with a halftime ceremony during the Patriots game on November 3rd. Kelly will receive his Hall of Fame ring during that game. Canada day will be celebrated during the Lions game on October 27th. The team previously announced that Kids day will take place during the preseason game with the Vikings on August 16th. Kids will pay $8.00 per seat. Our Take: The Kelly ceremony should be a lot like the Levy ceremony last year. Canada Day is nice to honor the many fans that come from north of the border.

Individual game tickets went on sale on Saturday and sales were immediately brisk. Opening day is down to single seats available and the Patriots game is also selling very well. Tickets are available by phone at 1-877-BB-TICKS or from the team's official website. They are also available at the box office and the Rochester ticket office. Our Take: Expect the Patriots and Jets game to sell out easily. Figure the Raiders and Dolphins will also sellout leaving four games that will be tough to fill the seats.

This coming week the team will busy trying to get the rest of the draft picks signed. Six players remain unsigned and Tom Donahoe is confident he will get everybody under contract before camp, most of the players are expected to sign this coming week. Our Take: We estimate the team is now around $3.7 Million under the salary cap and should have enough money to sign all their draft picks. Don't expect any prolonged holdouts, with only top pick Mike Williams coming down to the wire.

Reggie Germany may miss the start of training camp as his recovery from last month's knee surgery is going slow. Expect him to start camp on the PUP list. Jerry Ostroski is doing much better and should be close to 100% by the time camp starts. Tom Donahoe feels he has the team now he will take to camp, saying no major moves will come. Our Take: We still look for the team to sign a low priced veteran defensive lineman to help out the young unit. Our money is still on Shawn Price but if his recovery is slowed up, it could be Chidi Anahtou.

It was announced this past weekend that Marv Levy will present Jim Kelly for induction into the Hall of Fame at the ceremonies on August 3rd. Our Take: This isn't a surprise since Kelly has said all along Levy would be the one he wanted to present him. It was a special relationship between this coach and quarterback that helped shape the great Bills' teams of the early 90's.

With the Philadelphia Eagles signing Dorsey Levens this week it is unlikely they will continue to shop for Shawn Bryson. Our Take: The Bills will bring Bryson to camp and see if another team suffers an injury at RB and then they will try to trade him when his value will be up.

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