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Bills Daily Front Office Page - 2002

Welcome to the Bills Daily 2002 edition of our featured Front Office Page! This page gives you a look back at all roster moves and player contract signings, restructurings, & extensions during the 2002 off season and season.

PERSONNEL ADDITIONS
Drafted Players
OT Mike Williams - 1st Round Pick;
signed 7/27
WR Josh Reed - 2nd Round Pick; signed 7/25
DE Ryan Denney - 2nd Round Pick; signed 7/26
S Coy Wire - 3rd Round Pick; signed 7/3.
DT Justin Bannan - 5th Round Pick; signed.
CB Kevin Thomas - 6th Round Pick; signed 7/23
OG Mike Pucillo - 7th Round Pick; signed 7/17.
LB Dominique Stevenson - 7th Round Pick; activated off of practice squad 10/2


Acquired By Trade
QB Drew Bledsoe - Acquired from New England - 4/21
WR/KR Charlie Rogers - Acquired from Texans for Jay Foreman 4/17

NFL Free Agent Players
DB Marcus Floyd - Activated off practice squad - 12/18
TE Brady McDonnell - Activated off of Practice Squad - 11/20
LB Greg Favors - Signed 11/19
DE Marcus Jones - Signed 11/18; placed on IR 11/20
CB Ahmad Brooks - Signed off practice squad 10/18
LB Anthony Denman- Signed 9/2
OT Mike Houghton- Signed 9/2
DE Chidi Ahanotu - Signed 8/19
WR Charles Johnson - Signed 6/21
LB Eddie Robinson - Signed 4/16
K Mike Hollis - Signed 4/9
S Billy Jenkins - Signed 4/4
OT Trey Teague - Signed 3/26
OT Marcus Price - Signed 3/13
TE Dave Moore - Signed 3/11
LB London Fletcher - Signed 3/6

Street Free Agent Players
WR Andre Rone - Signed 2/15
CB Jason Bostic - Signed 2/6


Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
DE Grant Irons - Signed - 4/22
RB Joe Burns - Signed - 4/23


Practice Squad
WR Rodney Wright - Re-Added 12/17
OL Joey Hollenbeck - Added - 12/11
DT Richard Seals - Added - 12/4
WR Clarence Coleman - Re-added - 11/20
DT Omari Jordan - Added - 10/2

Coaching Staff

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride - Hired - 2/9

PERSONNEL LOSSES
Players
WR Reggie Germany - Cut off of Reserved-Injured list 11/19
LB Maugaula Tuitele - Cut 11/18
TE Corey Geason - Cut 11/18
LB Fred Jones - Cut - 9/2
OT Kris Farris - Cut - 9/2
T Jon Carman - Cut - 9/1
C Michael Early - Signed by Vikings off of practice squad 12/11
FB Jarett Ferguson - Cut - 9/1
DE Bryce Fisher - Cut - 9/1
G Corey Hulsey - Cut - 9/1
RB Richard Huntley - Cut - 9/1
LB Maudianvita Kazadi - Cut - 9/1
DT Shawn Price - Cut - 9/1
LB Jimmy Robinson - Cut - 9/1
S Travares Tillman - Cut - 9/1
G Jerry Ostroski - Retired - 8/27
TE Dan O'Leary - Cut - 8/27
RB Curtis Alexander - Cut - 8/27
LB James Cotton - Cut - 8/27
WR Maurice Jackson - Cut - 8/27
G Robert Hunt - Cut - 8/27
DE Erik Flowers - Cut - 8/20
WR Jeremy McDaniel - Cut - 8/20
CB Daryon Brutely - Cut - 8/20
DT Demetrious Maxie - Cut - 8/20
QB David Priestley - Cut - 8/20
S Milton Proctor - Cut - 8/20
DT Devonte Peterson- Cut - 8/20
K Marc Samuel - Cut - 8/20
C Tom Schau - Cut - 8/20
WR Delrico Fletcher - Cut - 8/14
CB Jykine Bradley - Cut - 8/14
LB John Duckett - Cut - 7/23
WR Ed Dangerfield - Cut - 6/27
LS Chip Mattingly - Cut - 6/26
TE Scot Osborne - Cut - 6/26
SS Chad Sears - Taken off roster after IR'd in Europe
WR Scott Keys - Taken off roster after IR'd in Europe
SS Raion Hill - Released 4/23
K Shayne Graham - Released 4/23
LB Jay Foreman - Traded To Texans for Charlie Rogers 4/17
LB Sam Cowart - Signed with Jets as a free agent for 5 yrs. $31 M. 3/6
QB Rob Johnson - Released for cap reasons. 2/28
DB Ken Irvin - Released 2/28; Signed with Saints 4/24
FS Keion Carpenter - Not tendered an offer; signed with Atlanta 3/6
WR Avion Black - Picked in expansion draft - 2/18
DE Phil Hansen - Retired - 1/7

Coaching Staff

QB Coach Steve Kragthorpe - Left for Tulsa Job - 12/18
Off. Coordinator Mike Sheppard - Fired - 1/25

INJURED LIST
CB Jason Bostic - Injured Reserve
DE Marcus Jones - Reserved-Injured List
DT Tyrone Robertson - Reserved-Suspended List
QB David Dinkins - Non Football Injury List
WR Reggie Allen - Non Football Injury List
LB Brandon Spoon - Injured Reserve
DT Leif Larsen - Waived-Injured List

CONTRACTS SIGNINGS, EXTENSIONS, AND RESTRUCTURINGS
Here is our list of all the contract signings, extensions, and restructuring of deals that will happen in the 2002 off season. Players will restructure their contracts to save cap money for the Bills for the 2002 season while others will rip up their contracts and sign, in most cases, cap friendly contracts. To save cap money on restructured contracts the Bills convert base salaries into signing bonuses. This way the players will get the same money but it will count less against this year's cap pushing cap dollars into future seasons. The figures listed are approximate.

DE Marcus Jones - 3 yrs; $3.3M.
S Pierson Prioleau - 3 yr. ext. $4.465 M SB $850,000. Base $750,000 (2003); $1 M (2004); $1.25 M (2005).
RB Larry Centers - 2 yrs; $2.1 M SB $250,000. Base $750,000; $1.1 M (2003).
OT Mike Williams - 6 yrs; $38 M SB $7.5 M (2002), $4.25M (2003). Base $925,000; $556,250 (2003); $475,000 (2004).
G Mike Pucillo - 3 yrs; $943,500 SB $38,500. Base $225,000; $300,000 (2003); $380,000 (2004).
S Coy Wire - 4 yrs; $1.84M SB $480,000. Base $225,000; $300,000 (2003); $380,000 (2004); $455,000 (2005).
LB Dominique Stevenson - 3 yrs; $926,250. SB $21,250. Base $225,000; $300,000 (2003); $380,000 (2004).
DT Justin Bannan - 4 yrs; $1.52M SB $160,000.
WR Charles Johnson - 1 yr; $650,000
LB Fred Jones - 1 yr; $375,000
WR Jeremy McDaniel - 1 yr; $375,000
RB Shawn Bryson - 1 yr; $563,000
QB Travis Brown - 1 yr; $300,000
LB Keith Newman - 1 yr; $563,000
OT Jon Carman - 1 yr; $375,000
LB Eddie Robinson - 2 yr; $1.825M SB $175,000. Base $750,000; $900,000 (2003).
K Mike Hollis - 1 yr; $650,000 No signing bonus.
S Billy Jenkins - 2 yrs; $1.375M SB $200,000. Base $525,000; $750,000 (2003).
TE Billy McDonnell - 2 yrs; $525,000
OT Trey Teague - 4 yrs; $10M SB $1.5M; $2M (Spring 2003).
CB Chris Watson - 3 yrs; $2.1M
OT Marcus Price - 3yrs; $1.875 Million; SB$150,000. Base $525,000. $550,000 (2003); $650,000 (2004).
TE Dave Moore - 3yrs; $3.8 Million; SB $1.050M. Base $750,000; $1M (2003); $1M (2004).
C Bill Conaty - 1 yr. $525,000.
LB London Fletcher - 5 yrs; $15.925 Million; Signing bonus $4M. Base $525,000. $1.5M (2003); $2.5M (2004); $3M (2005); $4M (2006).
QB Alex Van Pelt - 5 yrs; $6 Million; Signing bonus $1.5M. Base $650,000. $750,000 (2003); $1M (2004-2006).




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