Bills Add Three From Europe
Bills Add Three: NFL Europa may be gone for good but the Bills have added three players from the final season of the league that weren't allocated to other NFL teams. WRs Felton Huggins and Justin Jenkins and CB Chris Thompson are the newest Bills. Huggins played for Frankfurt and was in the Jaguars camp last summer. He had 19 receptions for 306 yards and two touchdowns this year in Europe. Jenkins had 32 receptions for 509 yards and two touchdowns for the league champion Hamburg Sea Devils. He's a quick receiver with good hands and plays out of the slot. Thompson was a former fifth round pick of the Jaguars in 2004 and actually saw action for the Bears in 12 games in 2005 including one start. Perry Fewell was the secondary coach for Chicago that year so he's familiar with Thompson. He had a 101 yard interception return for a touchdown with Berlin.
Thursday June 28, 2007
Darius Visited Tuesday: The Bills made a little news this week by hosting a free agent visitor on Tuesday. Former Jacksonville veteran strong safety Donovin Darius was in town for a look at the team. Darius was coached as a rookie by Dick Jauron who was the defensive coordinator for the Jaguars. Darius is a high character professional who would bring a tremendous amount of experience to a young safety corps. He was a surprise cut by the Jaguars two weeks ago.
Monday June 25, 2007
Tasker Works With Special Teams Units: The Bills official website has an interesting article this week talking about how Steve Tasker is working with the special teams unit to help propel it back to number one in the league after finishing third last year. Bobby April asked him last year if he wanted to help and has worked with the players a handful of times over the past two years. When he is there, April is able to split the units into two to get more training between himself and Tasker. He is training the players on the techniques he used as a player.
Friday June 22, 2007
Scoreboard Coming Along: The Bills new huge high definition scoreboard is about halfway installed. It is expected to be completed by August. The team took the media into the stadium for a look at the progress of the $5.2 Million scoreboard. All the modules of the LED display are done with just wiring and control room work left to complete. The new board is almost twice the size of the previous jumbotron. It's 33.5 feet high and 82.8 feet wide. Replays and other images will be shown on the board which is much clearer then the previous bvoard. Part of the project, that uses two years of capital improvement funds from the lease agreement, has the installation of a new electronic ribbon board.
Thursday June 21, 2007
Talks At Impasse: The agent for Darwin Walker said yesterday that contract talks with the Bills are at an impasse. He stopped short at saying it broke down totally or that they are done talking but he expects his client will go back to Philly in August for the 6th round pick and then be released. He said they are not changing their minds and they hope the Bills change theirs as training camp nears. He confirmed the team offered to rip up the final year of the deal and have Walker play for the $1.3 Million he was expected to earn this year. The agent expects his client to get more then that on the open market in August.
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