Bills Sign OL: The Bills have reached an agreement on a contract with free agent G/C Seth McKinney. He played for the Browns the last two years and started 11 games including three last year. He had 29 starts in two years in Miami in 2004 and 2005. He seems to fill the swing role as the sixth man on the line although he may challenge. This is the role that Duke Preston filled last year. He may challenge Kirk Chambers for the starting left guard spot. Front Office Page.
Owens To Participate in OTAs: Terrell Owens spoke to the media today after working out with his teammates for a second straight day. He said the report that he would not take part in any voluntary workouts was taken out of context and it was just part of what he told the media last month. He said he knew he would have to get involved in the system and he needed to get to know his teammates. He also said he plans on taking part in all the organized team activites that takes place next month. It is basically a voluntary minicamp that lasts three of four days a week for three weeks.
Jackson Working Out With Team: On the same day that Marshawn Lynch was suspended his backup is back working out with his teammates. Fred Jackson had been working out in Buffalo but not with the team as he is unhappy with his contract situation. He reported today and was on the field with his teammates.
Suspension Official: The league formally announced the three game suspension of Marshawn Lynch today. It was reported late last night that he would get three games. He has 10 days to appeal the suspension.
Sapp to Visit? Fox Sports is reporting that free agent fullback Cecil Sapp is scheduled to visit with the Bills next week. The team is looking for some depth in the backfield with the three game suspension of Marshawn Lynch and the unhappiness of Fred Jackson with his contract situation. The Bills only have one fullback on the roster. They re-signed Corey McIntyre this offseason.
Lynch Suspended 3 Games: The verdict came down late last night. Marshawn Lynch hass been suspended for three games for violating the league's personal conduct policy a source told ESPN. The official announcement could come today and Lynch has the right to appeal which could reduce the suspension. Lynch has had two off the field incidents in a year and pleaded guilty to having a concealed firearm in a car in California last month. What do you think of this sentence? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know!
Owens In Town: Terrell Owens is in Buffalo and is working out with teammates as part of the offseason conditioning program. Owens previously said he doesn't take part in those programs that are voluntary but did say if he was in Buffalo he would work out with his new teammates. He reported on Tuesday and worked out with the team yesterday and is expected to be back in the fieldhouse today working out to the surprise of many people.
Wednesday April 8, 2009
Bills Confirm Deal: The Bills have that they have agreed to a contract extension with Marcus Stroud. They have not confirmed how much it's worth and said they are in the process of finalizing the paperwork with the league.
Tuesday April 7, 2009
Stroud Gets Extension: With all the talk about possible contract extensions for Jason Peters and Fred Jackson one player was almost forgotten about. That player got a new deal. Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Marcus Stroud, says his client has agreed to a two year extension with the Bills that could be worth up to $16.5 Million. Rosenhaus told AP that the contract has $12 Million in guaranteed money. It essentially becomes a new four year deal worth $28 Million as the last two years of his Jacksonville deal were restructured along with the two new years of the deal. It was thought that Stroud would want a new deal after getting traded to Buffalo last offseason. It was speculated that he would get that deal after the season. The Bills have yet to confirm the deal.
Monday April 6, 2009
Jackson Unhappy: Jason Peters isn't the only Bill not happy with his contract situation. The Buffalo News reports today that Fred Jackson is staying away from the offseason conditioning program because of his situation. Jackson reportedly is working out on his own elsewhere in Buffalo. The exclusive right free agent was tendered an offer of $460,000 for the season. That means the Bills own his rights exclusively. Jackson wants a long term deal since he's become invaluable as the number two running back. The two sides have reportedly been talking about such a deal over the past several weeks. Jackson doesn't have too much bargaining power since even after this year he'll be a restricted free agent at best. The Bills would nevertheless like to wrap him up since they know his value to the team especially with Marshawn Lynch likely facing a suspension to start the season. It is unknown if Jackson plans to holdout of any mandatory workouts.
Cap Update: We have updated some of our cap numbers on our salary cap page. We also updated some of our contract figures from this year's signings on our front office page. We estimate that the team is now around $10 Million on the salary cap with room for movement to open up some space.
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