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NEWS ARCHIVES - MAY 11TH - MAY 17TH, 2009 PREVIOUS WEEK

Bills Add Two Players

OTAs Set To Begin: The Bills organized team activities begin tomorrow. The program includes eleven on the field workouts over the next three weeks. The workouts are voluntary but all players are expected to be in attendance, for at least a portion of the OTAs, including Terrell Owens. The coaching staff will get a look at their young players and their returning veterans and will get to see where all the pieces fit into place. The team will be on the field for the first three closed workouts Monday through Wednesday this week. It will be interesting to see how the rebuilt offensive line looks but expect coaches to keep moving people around to find the best overall unit. There is little to no physical contact in the OTAs as the pads are not on.


Saturday May 16, 2009

McIntyre Arrested: Corey McIntyre became the fourth Bill to be arrested this offseason. He was charged with exposing himself to a 59 year old woman in Port St. Lucie Florida. He was released on $10,000 bail. The alleged incident happened all the way back on March 20th when the woman heard a man knock on her window. She looked out and saw a man masturbating. The warrant was issued earlier this week and he was taken into custody on Thursday. McIntyre's agent says his client is not guilty of these embarrassing allegations.

Bruce Smith Arrested: The police blotter continues to ex-Bills as Bruce Smith was arrested on a DUI charge after being stopped for speeding on Friday morning in Virginia Beach. He was charged with refusing to take a breath test, speeding, and driving under the influence. He was released on bond. Smith has two prior DUI arrests but no convictions.

Jackson Contract Details: The Buffalo News reports that the four year extension signed by Fred Jackson is worth approximately $7.5 Million. He received a $1.1 Million signing bonus and will get another $650,000 for making the 53 man roster. He will make $500,000 this year and it goes up each year to $1.8 Million in 2012. He also gets a yearly $50,000 workout bonus. Front Office.


Friday May 15, 2009

Edwards Clears Fence Twice: Trent Edwards and Lee Evans took batting practice before the Blue Jays game against the Yankees yesterday. Edwards cleared the fence twice while Evans struggled only getting a couple of hits to the outfield. Edwards said afterward he was winded and his groin hurt along with getting some blisters from the swings. Edwards also threw out the first pitch but it went it was in the dirt.


Thursday May 14, 2009

Lynch Appeals Suspension: The NFL confirmed late this afternoon that Marshawn Lynch has appealed his three game suspension. No word yet on when the appeal will be heard. Lynch was suspended last month after violating the league's personal conduct policy. Lynch is best hope is to have the suspension dropped by a game during the appeal.

Tinoisamoa In Town Today: The much anticipated visit of free agent LB Pisa Tinoisamoa is happening at One Bills Drive. Originally it was reported that he would be in town yesterday but his visit is today. He would fit in well with the Bills linebacking corps and would add flexibility along with being an upgrade over Keith Ellison. He's on the smaller side but that is the type of linebackers the Bills like.

Jackson's Deal For Four Years: AP is reporting that the contract signed by Fred Jackson is a four year deal and is worth approximately $2 Million a year plus incentives. The Bills, as per team policy, do not divulge contract details.

Edwards, Evans In Toronto: Trent Edwards and Lee Evans are doing some promoting for the Bills-Toronto series tonight. The two players will be at the Blue Jays game against the Yankees and are scheduled to take batting practice before the game.


Wednesday May 13, 2009

Jackson On New Deal: Fred Jackson spoke to the media after signing his new contract. He said he thought the process would have been smoother but he's glad to get it done. Negotiations began in February and he thought it would have been completed earlier which added some frustration about the situation but he called it part of the process. He said the number one thing is to get to work to prepare for the season. He said he's not too happy on how things have turned out with Marshawn Lynch but he's happy that he will be the guy they are leaning on early in the season. On the signing of Dominic Rhodes he looks at it as someone else to compete with like he does with Marshawn. He says Rhodes does a lot of things well and he's excited that he's here. He said nobody is happier than him that Terrell Owens is a Bill. It should take a lot of pressure off the running game.

Jackson Agrees To New Contract: The Bills have announced that they have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Fred Jackson. He told Sirius NFL radio on Saturday that he expected to get something done. There had been animosity developing as he waited for a long term deal. He originally did not show up at the offseason conditioning program before eventually coming in. He was an exclusive rights free agent so he had no leverage but wanted some security. The Bills wanted to make him happy because of the volatile situation involving Marshawn Lynch.

T.O. At OTAs Next Week: Terrell Owens said last month he will take place in the organized team activities that begin next week and it appears he will do so. That is because his VHI reality show confirms that taping in Buffalo begins Sunday. Taping of the show that chronicles his day to day life continues through June and the show will premier in late July.


Tuesday May 12, 2009

Bills Add Two; Release One: The Bills made three roster moves today. They signed free agent DE Jermaine McGhee and DB Kyle Ward. They released LB Vince Hall. McGhee was an undrafted free agent last year and spent some time on the Chiefs practice squad. Ward was in the Packers training camp last summer. Depth Chart.

Free Agent LB To Visit: ESPN.com's Tim Graham is reporting that free agent LB Pisa Tinoisamoa for a visit tomorrow. The report says the former Ram is very excited for the meeting. He had 135 tackles for St. Louis last year to go along with three sacks. He was released week because of a change of philosophy in the Rams defense as they are looking for bigger linebackers. His size fits perfectly with the Bills cover two defense.


Monday May 11, 2009

Levi Jones Still Available: Levi Jones remains on the market a week after being released by the Bengals. He is a valuable experienced left tackle something the Bills need. It has been reported that he is looking for close to Jason Peters money. If that is the case, I find it hard to believe the Bills would be interested. They have been reported to be one team interested in his services but that may be because of their real perceived need at the position. What do you think they should do? Take our poll on our homepage and let us know.



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