Third Week Of OTAs Complete
Attendance Good At OTAs: The attendance for the last day of week 3 of the OTAs was good. Only 10 players were not on hand which is pretty good considering Friday's session ends at 11am. Not in attendance was Willis McGahee, Travis Henry, Aaron Schobel, Sam Adams, Nate Clements, Chris Villarial, Jasen Esposito, Kahlil Hill, Uyi Osunde, and Ben Sobieski. Mark Campbell and Tim Euhus continue to workout on their own under the watchful eyes of the trainers. Not working out because of injuries were Kevin Thomas, Jon Dorenbos, Ross Tucker and Marvin Ward.
Group Sales Begin Today: Group sales tickets begin today for the Bills but they are only available for five of the eight games. Due to high demand of the season ticket holders they are unavailable for the Houston, Miami, and Atlanta games. We reported earlier that they wouldn't be available for the Atlanta game and limited for the other two games. They are now unavailable for all three of them. Do you think that season ticket holders should be able to gobble up unlimited amount of extra tickets before group and individual ticket sales? Let us know what you think, take our poll on our homepage.
Friday June 10, 2005
Mularkey Very Pleased With OTAs: Coach Mike Mularkey spoke to the media today as the third week of organized team activities came to an end. The coach said it was nice to have Willis McGahee with the team this week although he missed today's workout. He said he doesn't worry about the guys that aren't here and he's pleased by the amount of people that are in camp. The coach feels that McGahee has been working out at the University of Miami and he's in very good physical condition. He re-iterated how the schedule is setup to accommodate the players' schedule. They were done at 11am today and aren't due to return for the final week of OTAs until Tuesday. The team worked the no huddle offense for the third time today. J.P. Losman did very well as the coach feels it is one of the things he does very well. The team would like to have Bennie Anderson lose a bit of weight before training camp but he's pleased with the way he's taken to the left side of the line. He said he could be happier with how the OTAs have gone.
Rotation At DT Possible: Coach Mularkey said he anticipated a rotation at defensive tackle next to Sam Adams. He doesn't anticipate a drop off now that Pat Williams has left for free agency. He feels Ron Edwards has really stepped up and is giving good production. Tim Anderson is doing better than anticipated. He has been working out hard since January in Orchard Park which has made up for lack of experience.
Bills Not Interested In Verba: Mike Mularkey also told the media today that the team has not discussed brining in recently released offensive tackle Ross Verba. He was released by Cleveland on Tuesday.
Group Sales Limited: The Bills have announced that group sales tickets are very limited or not available at all for three games. Season ticket holders have first shot at them and have gobbled them up. There are no group sales tickets available for the Atlanta game and very limited availability for the Miami and Houston games.
Thursday June 9, 2005
Stratton, Conlan Honored: Former Bills Shane Conlan and Mike Stratton have been elected into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall Of Fame. They are two of 11 new inductees in the class of 2005. Stratton played with the Bills from 1962 to 1972 and is known for a huge hit in the AFL Championship game. Conlan played with the Bills from 1987 to 1992.
McGahee Back: Willis McGahee came back to Buffalo this week to take part in the third week of four organized team activity weeks. He said he has been working out hard in Miami and is looking forward to good things this year. He has dedicated himself on improving on last year's results and will go out and have some fun.
Van Pelt Returns: Alex Van Pelt is back in Buffalo after spending much of the off season in Europe. As we previously reported he served as the QB coach for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe. He was in charge of the play calling and the skill position players as well. He used many plays and formations from the old K-gun offense. He is expected to return to the radio booth for his second season as an analyst on Bills games. He does want a career as an NFL coach and this was a big first step for him as he said he learned a lot about the game.
Tuesday June 7, 2005
Bills To Tryout WR: R News is reporting that the Bills will give a tryout next Monday to former University of Connecticut wide receiver Matt Cutaia. He caught 44 passes for the Huskies last year and has had a tryout with the CFL as well.
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