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NEWS ARCHIVES - MAR 17TH - MAR 23RD, 2008 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Bolster Defensive Backfield

Carr Restricted: Chris Carr visited yesterday and he's a restricted free agent. The Raiders would have the right to match any offer he receives but they would receive no compensation if they don't since he signed there as an undrafted free agent. Carr fits in with the Bills need for a nickel cornerback and would provide depth in the return game. The Bills were his fourth visit and he hopes to have a new team soon. He does not want to go back to Oakland but the Raiders have the final say in that.


Thursday March 20, 2008

Free Agent CB Visits: The Bills may have signed one free agent corner this week but they aren't done yet. Two days after agreeing to terms with William James, although it's not official yet, the team has another corner in for a visit today. Raiders free agent Chris Carr is at One Bills Drive today. He is a four year veteran with some kick return experience in Oakland. He has four career starts and one career interception that was returned 100 yards for a touchdown in 2006.

Steelers Preseason Game In Toronto: A report out of Pittsburgh says that the Bills preseason game against the Steelers will be the first game of the agreement with Toronto. The game will be played in Canada the week of August 14-18. The Argonauts play on August 15th at the Rogers Centre so it can't be that day.


Wednesday March 19, 2008

Buffalo Best Place For James: The agent for newly signed CB Williams James said his client chose Buffalo to play for because he has a chance to win a starting job. He also reportedly had offers from Houston and a return to Philadelphia. James will be considered a formidable challenger to Jabari Greer's starting spot if his injuries are behind him.


Tuesday March 18, 2008

Veteran CB Added: Adam Schefter of the NFL Network reports that the Bills have agreed to terms on a two year deal with veteran free agent CB William James. Formerly known as Will Peterson the former Giant and Eagle visited with the Bills last week. James struggled with injuries in 2005 and 2006 suffering from a bad back. He rounded back into shape last year startiing six games for Philadelphia. He feels he can be a starter again. He is more of an outside defensive back and he may battle Jabari Greer for a starting job. He adds valuable, experienced depth to the defensive backfield.

Bills Re-sign Scott: The Bills took care of one of their own free agents today. They re-signed Bryan Scott to an undisclosed deal. Scott was signed as an injury replacement and made two starts last year. He is a solid hitter who was used a lot on safety blitzes. He's also a good tackler and can play both free and strong safety. Depth Chart.

Bills Set Training Dates: The Bills have set their dates for many offseason activities. The official start of the offseason conditioning program is a week from today on March 25th. The team will hold a mandatory rookie mini-camp the weekend after the draft from May 2nd to May 4th. The only mandatory camp for the full squad is June 11th to June 13th. There will be a series of four voluntary organized team activities as well. The first one is May 19th to 22nd. A 2nd one will be May 27th to 29th. Followed by OTAs June 3rd through 6th and 9th and 10th.

Kelly Visits Today: Top wide receiver prospect Malcolm Kelly is in town for a visit today and part of the day tomorrow. Kelly is considered one of the top two prospects in the draft and many draftniks have the Bills picking him with the 11th pick in the draft. Kelly is a junior prospect who fits what the Bills need as he is 6'4" tall and is 217 pounds.


Monday March 17, 2008

Bills Looking At Prospects: The Bills seem to have turned their attention to the draft to fill their wide receiver needs now that they lost out on Bryant Johnson. Reports say they have a visit lined up with Michigan State's Devin Thomas. He is the only first round receiver prospect with return experience as well. He's projected to go near the later end of the first round, so the Bills may be looking to trade down and still get him. Thomas is 6'2" tall and has a 33" vertical jump.


Saturday March 15, 2008

Should Bills Look At Davis? Now that the Bills have lost out on Bryant Johnson, what's next at the wide receiver spot? One name that keeps popping up in rumors is Chicago restricted free agent Rashied Davis. A report out of Chicago says the Bills, Dolphins, Chiefs, and Seahawks are interested in him. The Bears could match any offer he gets but would get no compensation if they didn't match an offer for the former Arena league player.



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