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For all of T.J. Graham's blazing speed, the Buffalo Bills rookie receiver's true strength might be a self-confidence shaped out of handling adversity.
His self-assurance was evident during the Bills' rookie minicamp this weekend, when the third-round pick out of North Carolina State provided a simple answer to what numerous NFL draft publications might have missed in dismissing his potential.
''Me,'' Graham said.
Bold as the response was, Graham wouldn't apologize for expressing confidence.
It comes from overcoming the turmoil of his life being turned upside down after his father Trevor Graham's career as an elite track coach came to a stunning halt as a result of his connection to the BALCO performance-enhancing drug scandal last decade.
T.J. - or Trevor Junior - said he grew from that experience.
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A few days ago the Bills posted a video that’s a mini documentary of sorts that gave a glimpse inside the Bills draft process. It was bit propaganda-y, but Buddy Nix made a comment that made our ears perk up, and offered some insight into the difference between media/fan draftnik’n and player evaluation and how the pros do it.
I don’t think I’m telling any tales out of school...
Could there be a quarterback’s controversy brewing in Buffalo? It was expected that the Bills would sign for Titans starter Vince Young after he had a successful workout with them.
What was not expected is that head coach Chan Gailey was going to come out and gush about the signing.
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The Buffalo Bills are planning to let 2nd-round pick Cordy Glenn compete for the starting job at left tackle, and began using him there this weekend at rookie camp. It’s an odd decision considering Glenn’s size (6’6″, 343 lbs) and his lack of athleticism. Most draft analysts, myself included, assumed Glenn would be shifted inside to guard or to right tackle.
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The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young to a one year contract worth $2 million with an additional $1 million that can be earned in incentives. While many feel as if Young was brought in to challenge incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick after the Harvard product struggled mightily after signing a lucrative deal, the better odds are that Young fails to make...
T.J. Graham was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and he was nowhere near his hometown just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina last Friday.
Former Eagles and Titans QB Vince Young has agreed to a one year deal with the Buffalo Bills. Young accepted a $2 million deal with an additional $1 million on the table for playing time incentives. Young turned 29 last week and also recently got married to his long-term girlfriend, Candice Johnson in Los Cabos, [...]
All QB Alex Tanney wanted was "an opportunity to get into a camp" and, thanks to the Buffalo Bills, he now has that chance.
When you're from a small, Division III school like Monmouth College, located in western Illinois and home to only 1400 or so undergraduate students, sometimes a player will have to do something special to get noticed. Sure, Tanney may have set...
It was Friday afternoon when I received a text that said, “The Bills just signed Vince Young. What are they thinking?” After dismissing my students for the weekend I pulled my phone out and simply replied, “Great football move.” Yep, I used the word great. Here are five reasons why I’m so giddy about a guy who had a 4-9 TD to INT ratio.
1. We Finally Have A Decent...
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Former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian has been selected to become the latest member of the team's Wall of Fame.
Polian will become the 28th member placed on the wall that rings Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills have not yet selected when Polian will be honored.
Before helping transform the Indianapolis Colts into perennial contenders over the past decade, Polian was...
Former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young has a new home in the NFL. He signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal on Friday with the Buffalo Bills. Per ESPN, Young has an additional $1 million dollars in incentives built into the deal.
Despite claiming assurances from Andy Reid that he was good enough to be a starter elsewhere in the league, Young will again be a...
The Buffalo Bill have signed all their draft picks save for the top three: cornerback Stephon Gilmore, lineman Cordy Glenn, and receiver TJ Graham. Though those already signed will likely be contributors in 2012, it is the above three names that will be looking to become immediate starters for the upcoming season, leading some to wonder which Bills will have to take a demotion. While...
After signing Vince Young, the Buffalo Bills could find themselves in the middle of a quarterback controversy before the season even starts.
With Young, who said he was happy to join the team, agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal Friday, the Buffalo Bills have a capable back-up behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"Thanks to Buddy Nix and coach (Chan) Gailey for giving...