Found June 19, 2012 on
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With Offseason Training Activities (OTAs) underway and training camp just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at some of the early winners and losers of the offseason.
The Buffalo Bills have had an influx of talent via free agency and the draft, meaning that many players are competing for not only starting roles, but a spot on the final 53-man roster.
The Bills finally have significant depth across the board, something they have lacked for quite some time, which will ultimately result in some players losing snaps on game days.
Loser: DE Chris Kelsay
Since being selected in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft, Buffalo Bills defensive end, Chris Kelsay, has missed just six games in his career. However, while he is a decent defensive end, he has never recorded over 5.5 sacks in a season.
While Kelsay was signed to a five-year, $28.2 million contract in 2010, the 32-year-old defensive lineman will be fighting off Shawne Merriman and newly acquired free agent Mark Anderson for...
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AROUND THE WEB
One day of Bills minicamp down and though we've been hearing about Mark Anderson's dominant play in 11-on-11 drills (he caused numerous incompletions stampeding into the backfield), as well as Steve Johnson's return (he ran routes on about 10 plays, more or less feeling things out again), there was a much better story.
T.J. Graham looks good -- really good.
Back in March, Mario Williams broke the bank -- or, likely, a chain of banks -- when he agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract with the Bills. The deal, which included a whopping $50 million in guarantees, made him the highest-paid defender in NFL history.
Now that he's settled in the Buffalo area, Super Mario is putting some of that money to good use.
Per the Buffalo...
You know what doesn’t make sense about the $2,000,000 mansion that Mario Williams just bought in Orchard Park, NY? The place has the biggest library we’ve seen in modern athlete house history. Who knew Mario was such a fan of hardbacks? Not us. The guy signs a $100 million deal with the Bills and decides he can’t live without a two-story library.
Hell yes, we’d rip out the...
Former Buffalo Bills announcer Van Miller recently gave his take on his beloved football team.
Miller, who broadcast games for the Buffalo Bills for decades, was recently in his hometown of Dunkirk, N.Y. for the Fourth Annual Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Golf Tournament.
Miller was very enthusiastic about the team’s first round draft pick, Stephon Gilmore.
QB Vince Young received little attention of the free agent market this season, eventually signing with the Buffalo Bills. He now finds himself in a tough fight for the final quarterback spot on the Bills roster with journeyman QB Tyler Thigpen. Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced last week that Buffalo will employ the Wildcat offensive package this season and versatile QB Brad...
It’s been a dozen years since the Buffalo Bills last reached the playoffs, but QB Ryan Fitzpatrick sees some big things for the team in 2012. The Bills should field an offense capable scoring a lot of points and with the additions on defense, Buffalo might be on the verge of competing for a possible wildcard berth in the very near future, if not 2012.
Appearing on WGR radio in...
Last season, the only people who had questions about the Buffalo Bills were the fans in Western New York and even they didn't have any real concern about the answers.
Ignored the country over since losing four straight Super Bowls, a half season of success in 2011 helped raised the eyebrows of the NFL again, as well as giving the hometown loyal a healthy dose of hope about what...
The Buffalo Bills wrapped up three weeks of organized team activities last week and were pleased with what resulted.
Nearly every player took part in OTAs, with star receiver Stevie Johnson sitting out due to groin surgery. He should be back for mandatory mini-camp, though, which runs Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-21.
With several key position battles – among...
If guarding against distraction is one of Dave Wannstedt's biggest concerns in assessing the potential of the Buffalo Bills new-look, Mario Williams-led defense, he's certainly looking the part.
More out of necessity than design, the veteran coach and Bills first-year defensive coordinator can't help but maintain a straight-ahead focus because of the thick brace he&...
Let’s keep the ball rolling on the defensive side of the ball with a look at the top five defensive ends in the NFL. It was difficult to determine the top five because so many players move from linebackers to ends, vis versa, and because of the 3-4 scheme. Some people might consider a player like Terrell Suggs an end, I on the other hand consider him a linebacker. And some...
Wide receiver Stevie Johnson participated in 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills at the Bills' minicamp Tuesday as he continues to work his way back from offseason groin surgery. The team has taken a cautious approach with its No. 1 receiver, who said he's getting closer to full speed. "I feel like I am there. I feel like I am about high 90's (percent)," Johnson...
Bills WR Steve Johnson signed a big deal in the offseason, after a nagging question of if the team wanted him. Fighting his way back from injury, Johnson still has to prove he'll be ready once the season arrives.