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Rookies Report: Rookies are scheduled to report to St. Johns Fisher College today as training camp gets ready to start. The veterans report tomorrow and several players along with Rex Ryan and GM Doug Whaley will be made available to the media on the eve of the first practice which takes place Saturday morning.
Taylor Contract Talks: Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills and representatives for Tyrod Taylor are still in frequent conversations about a new contract. While a deal is not considered imminent, a source told the paper that a deal is possible before the season starts. That is a departure from the talk that the Bills still want to see more from Taylor on the field before committing to him as the franchise quarterback. It's a tricky negotiation as Taylor is highly under paid with his $3.1 Million salary for the coming season and the Bills are cautious before paying him the $20 Million a year going rate for a quality starting QB until he has a larger body of work. The paper also says there has been very little talk or progress on a new deal for Stephon Gilmore. If the Bills end up locking up Taylor long term that would free up the franchise tag to use on Gilmore next offseason.
Bush Deal Coming? Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that a deal with Reggie Bush could be coming soon. Reports last week said the Bills were interested in signing the veteran who is coming off an ACL injury. The team is looking to add depth at running back with the upcoming four game suspension to Karlos Williams and the DWI arrest of Jonathan Williams. Bush would become the favorite to win the punt returning job as well. NFL sources told the Buffalo News that the two sides were working out the deal points. The source told the paper that he thinks the talks will result in a deal. The 10 year vet has played for the Saints, Dolphins, Lions, and 49ers.
Bills Add Kromer's Son: The Bills have hired Zak Kromer as an entry level coaching assistant. He is the son of OL coach Aaron Kromer. Both Kromer's were involved in the incident last summer that resulted in a six game suspension of Aaron Kromer at the beginning of last season. Both men were charged with misdemeanor battery for the incident. Zak Kromer was a student assistant the last four years with University of Oklahoma football team.
Gilmore To Show Up At Camp: The contract situation of Stephon Gilmore has been a story all offseason and continues as we get set for training camp. Gilmore told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he will indeed show up for training camp. He had skipped all offseason workouts except the mandatory minicamp. It isn't a suprise that he is going to show up at camp since he would face heavy fines if he didn't. He said last week that he his done negotiating until after the season. He will play this season under the club option of $11.082 Million. Gimore left it up in the air that he would report to camp on time when he was very coy about his plans while talking to the media during last month's minicamp. Gilmore told Anderson that "I'm planning to go out to training camp. I know what I am. It'll happen eventually."
Camp Starts This Week! It's almost here, the beginnig of training camp. The rookies are do to report to St. Johns Fisher College on Wednesday while the veterans are due in on Thursday. The first practice takes place Saturday morning. They will also practice for two hours each on Sunday and Monday morning. We are back from taking some time away from the site and will have complete coverage of the Bills training camp! Our camp schedule is on the right side of the homepage.
Individual Game Ticket Sales: The Bills have started selling individual game tickets but the supply for many games are extremely limited. The team has tier pricing with the platinum game being the most expensive and that is the home opener against the Jets on Thursday night Sept. 15th. There are four gold games against Arizona, San Francisco, New England and Pittsburgh. The Jacksonville game is a silver level game and the final two home games against Cleveland and Miami are bronze games. The two preseason games are the bottom tier.
Night Practice Ticket Distribution: The Bills announced that night practice tickets will be distributed tomorrow starting at 9am. Tickets for the Aug. 2nd night practice will be distributed at three area 7-Eleven shops, two in Rochester and one in Amherst. Four area Tops Friendly Markets will distribute tickets to the Saturday Aug. 6th night practice. The August 11th practice will have tickets distributed at three Sunoco locations. Dunn Tire will distribut tickets to the August 18th practice online and Safelite Auto Glass will distribute tickets to the August 22nd night practice at five locations.
Bush To Buffalo? Jason LaCanfora and Ian Rapoport are both reporting that the Bills and Reggie Bush have mutual interest in each other. Bush missed most of last year with a torn ACL but says he's healthy now. The Bills may be looking at running back depth with the four game suspension of Karlos Williams and the DWI arrest of Jonathan Williams.