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Bills Wrap Up First Week Of OTA's

OTAs Critical For Losman: J.P. Losman talked to reporters at the end of the first week of organized team activities yesterday. He felt it was critical and fortunate to have all his receivers on the field in an organized thing running plays that they will run throughout the year. He said there are a lot more things being put in than at the minicamp. He called it fun and a chance to see what works and what doesn't. He said he's not worried about the injured tight ends, he has to work with who is there. He feels Rod Trafford and Ryan Neufeld are doing an excellent job. Losman thinks that Roscoe Parrish is quick, agile, and impressive. He thinks he will get even better once he gets the offense under his belt. Roscoe gives him another weapon that will helpfully come through for them. The QB feels they are progressing every time they are out on the field. He feels the team is a lot farther along then they were at this time last year.

Thursday May 26, 2005

Three Others Miss OTA: Besides the three players we reported earlier missing the first week of organized team activities, three others were also absent. Shane Matthews, Takeo Spikes and Sam Adams joined Willis McGahee, Travis Henry, and Mike Williams on the list of players that did not attend this week. Besides the three injured tight ends, five other players were in attendance but did not participate, they were: Ross Tucker, Coy Wire, Troy Vincent, Uyi Osunde and Kahlil Hill.

Lee Shows Flashes At OTA: Mike Mularkey spoke to reporters at the end of the first week of organized team activities today. He said he feels ReShard Lee showed some flashes this week and didn't make many mistakes while hitting the holes pretty good. He is a big, physical back which is what they like about him since he fits the team's style. He returned kickoffs this week as the team doesn't feel they can ever have enough returners. The team is throwing a little more at J.P. Losman than they did at mini-camp and he is coming along well showing daily improvement. His backup, Kelly Holcomb, is very comfortable in the scheme.

McGahee, Williams Absent: Mike Williams and Willis McGahee chose not to attend the first week of workouts. It is a voluntary workout and the team can't force players to attend but the coaches would like 100% attendance. As expected Travis Henry was also not in attendance. The coach has not talked to Henry.

Euhus, Campbell Expected To Be Ready: Tim Euhus and Mark Campbell are on schedule to be ready to go fully by the time training camp starts. They ran some routes with the trainers this week. They are possibly a little ahead of schedule but they are cautious so they won't have setbacks. Kevin Everett has had his ACL surgery and is at the OTA's working every day with the trainers. Coach Mularkey won't put a timetable on his return but he hopes it will be sooner than expected if he continues to work like he is right now. Euhus said that it feels real good to be out on the field. He said he's frustrated by the injury but will do it the right way so it will rehab right. He hopes he's ready by camp but it is up to the doctors. He feels it is good to have Campbell going through the rehab with him. Injury Page

Henry Update: Titans owner Bud Adams admitted at the owners meetings that his team is definitely interested in trading for Travis Henry. He feels Henry has four good years left in him and since he played at the University of Tennessee he would be a fan favorite that would make a good addition to the Titans.

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Bills Sign Jerman: The Bills have added depth to their offensive line. They announced today that they have signed Greg Jerman. He visited with the team last week and said he would love a fresh start in Buffalo. He spent the last three years as a backup, mainly at guard, for Miami. He has one career start at right guard and can play some tackle. Terms of the deal was not disclosed. He will likely be the main backup to Chris Villarial at right guard. Depth Chart

Bills Had Interest In Two: KFFL is reporting that the Bills had interest in two free agents, but have lost out on both. The Bills inquired about released Bears kicker Paul Edinger before he signed with the Vikings. This move is another indication that the team is not entirely happy with Rian Lindell despite what they say publicly. The team was also reportedly interested in former Bucs safety John Howell. He is considering re-signing with Tampa Bay or signing with Seattle. What do you think the Bills should do at the kicker position? Take our poll on our homepage.

Tuesday May 24, 2005

Bills Likely To Pass On Shelton: John Clayton of ESPN reports that the Bills are expected to pass on signing L.J. Shelton. They didn't think highly enough of him to trade for him and it appears they aren't interested in him as a free agent either. Shelton has four visits planned, none to Buffalo. Of course, he already visited the Bills back in February as part of the trade talk involving Travis Henry.

McGahee Long Term: John Clayton of ESPN reports that the Bills are reluctant to trade Travis Henry until they lock up Willis McGahee to a long term deal. McGahee has three years left on his contract that is heavily incentive laden. If he continues at his pace, he would hit many of them and then would want to be paid like a top back. Clayton confirms reports that the Titans are the main team interested in Henry's services.

Sunday May 22, 2005

Bills Promote Scout: The Buffalo News is reporting that the Bills have promoted scout Tom Roth. He has been named the BLESTO scout after spending the last two years as the college scouting administrator. His territory will entail most of the mid atlantic area.

Saturday May 21, 2005

Titans Talking Contract? is reporting that the Titans are talking with Travis Henry about a new contract if he is traded to Tennessee. The Titans still don't appear ready to match the Bills trade demands of a third round pick however.

Bills Future: Ralph Wilson told the Sports Business Journal that he can't guarantee the Bills will stay in Buffalo when his lifetime has passed. He did say the team will be in Buffalo as long as he's around. He re-iterated that his family does not want to own the team when he is gone. His estate cannot put stipulations on the sale of the team, which means Wilson or his estate cannot force a buyer to keep the team in Buffalo.

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