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Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Robert Woods says his days at USC have prepared him for his transition to the NFL.
When he began OTAs with the Bills, he noticed a similarity to the way Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin ran things.
"I would say itâ€™s actually pretty similar, except for school, since I donâ€™t have that to worry about," Woods told Reign of Troy editor Michael Castillo. "But itâ€™s quite the same, especially at USC because the way they set it up is very pro-style."
Woods agrees with Castillo in that Kiffinâ€™s staff hammers home that NFL mentality. "Oh yeah. Everything about USC. The way they had our meetings, they way they run the meetings, how practices are run, how intense it is, how we lift in the weight room. I feel like all of that stuff prepares us for the NFL. And then with Kiffin running the playbook, itâ€™s the same thing, just a different translation."
Woods was selected by the Bills in the second round f April's draft and wants to continue his record breaking work at USC in the NFL. He says he patterns his game after one of the greats - Jerry Rice. "I try to mold my game after Jerry [Rice]. His releases, his routes, his hands, how he practices and how he works. All of that, I try to put in my game. As a current player, Reggie Wayne and a little bit of Calvin [Johnson], as he has the records right now. You gotta follow the guy thatâ€™s on top."
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Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com believes itâ€™s not out of the question to sign and then trade safety Jarisu Byrd who was hit with the franchise tag this offseason.
Â I donâ€™t think we can rule out the potential of a sign and trade, but it should be noted that such an option does not exist as long as he has not signed his franchise tender. The Bills have traded a franchise-designated...
With the deadline for Jairus Byrd to reach a long term deal with the Buffalo Bills set for July 15th, here are a few bits of info that should give you good perspective on whether weâ€™ll have another season with the Byrdman.
Buffalo Bills and Jairus Byrd Not Making Progress on Deal
Hence why I donâ€™t share your optimism about a Byrd deal.
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Bills wide receiver Brad Smith hasnâ€™t made the impact over the past couple of seasons that the Bills were hoping he would when they signed him as a free agent. Â They currently have 13 receivers on their roster going into camp and Smith is going to have to fight for two spots with eight other receivers, according to James Walker of ESPN.com who believes Smith has a 40 percent chance...
Talks between safety Jairus Byrd and the Buffalo Bills are at a stalemate according to ESPN's James Walker. "All has been quiet on both sides with the deadline to negotiate an extension fast approaching," the report says.
The deadline for signing players with the franchise tag to longer-term deals is July 15, just over a week away.
Under the franchise tag, Byrd...
Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler tore his ACL in Week 16 of last season, making his availability for the start of training camp unclear.Â
Chandler did individual work on the side during OTAs, running routes and catching passes and that left him feeling confident about everything except his conditioning as the team heads into camp.Â
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Buffalo could look to shop safety Jairus Byrd in a sign and trade. SOURCE: Marc Sessler, NFL.comFantasy Spin:The Bills gave Byrd the franchise tag back in March but the two sides aren't close to reaching a long-term deal. Byrd, a former second-round pick out of the University of Oregon, led the team with five interceptions last season.
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For those of you who havenâ€™t read the first installment in the Return to Relevance series, congratulations. Youâ€™ve spared yourself a rather painful trip down memory lane, full of reflections and dissections of the decisive moments during the Aughts that...
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According to James Walker of ESPN.com, the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd havenâ€™t made any progress towards a new contract.
There has been no recent progress in the contract dispute between theÂ Buffalo BillsÂ and Pro Bowl safetyÂ Jairus Byrd, ESPN.comâ€™s AFC East blog has learned. According to a league source, all has been quiet on both sides...
James Walker of ESPN.com reports that the Bills and S Jairus Byrd still havenâ€™t made any progress towards a long-term contract extension that would prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2014.
Byrd, 26, received the Bills franchise tag, so Buffalo would have to be willing to pay him an additional 20 percent on top of the 2014 franchise total for safeties to use...