Bills Continue Search For QB Of The Future
Bills Interested In FA Davis: Adam Schefter is reporting that a contingent of brass from the Bills led by Doug Marrone, Doug Whaley, and Buddy Nix were in Washington to meet with free agent TE Fred Davis. The Redskin has been linked to the Browns and going back to Washington. He is a very good pass receiving tight end but he is coming off a torn ACL just like the current Bills starter Scott Chandler. Davis should be farther along in his recovery since he injured it earlier in the season.
Saturday March 23, 2013
Manuel Workout Today: The Bills have a private workout with E.J. Manuel today. He has shot up some draft boards after a solid performance at the Senior Bowl and good numbers at the combine. He has a big arm and good movement skills but sometimes struggles with the short passes.
Friday March 22, 2013
Smith Workout Today: The Bills have confirmed that they are having a private workout with Geno Smith today as they continue their research to find their quarterback of the future. Private workouts are not allowed at the team facilities and Smith expectes to have 10 or 12 of them. Smith is considered the top QB prospect in a weak class and feels he can fit into any system.
County Passes Lease Deal: The new lease came one step closer to completion yesterday when the Erie County Legislature passed the deal and will borrow $40.7 Million for their share of the renovations. Russ Brandon released a statement saying, "this was an important step in the continued process for finalizing the lease agreement and remaining on schedule for the renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium." The last approval is from the state legislature and that is expected to happen whent he budget is adopted which is imminent. The lease deal gives the state a suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium that they plan on using it to promote business in the state.
Wednesday March 20, 2013
State Assembly Drops Provision: The New York State Assembly dropped it's demand that the Bills pay back all the money they spend on the new lease if they leave. The Assembly now belives the original Memorandum of Understanding is sufficient to keep the Bills in Buffalo with its $400 Million penalty if they leave in any season except year seven of the lease. There has been more movement on the lease this week. On Monday, the owners approved the deal and on Tuesday the final documents were delivered to County and State Legislatures for final approval. The Assembly dropping their objection should mean fairly easy passage in that house of the legislature.
Tuesday March 19, 2013
No Comp Picks: The Bills did not get awarded compensatory picks from the league when they were announced yesterday. This was expected since they signed Mario Williams and Mark Anderson last year and the only real loss was Demetress Bell. The Bills currently have just six picks in next month's draft.
New Lease Deal Approved: The NFL Owners approved the new lease deal between the Bills, County, and State. The team is now awaiting final approval from the legislators of Erie County and New York State. Russ Brandon said in a statement, "On behalf of Ralph Wilson and the entire Bills organization, we are pleased to announce that NFL ownership today approved the financial terms and conditions of our new lease for, and the renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium. This is another important step in the process toward finalizing the related definitive agreements and remaining on schedule to begin the improvements this year."
Fitz To Titans: Ryan Fitzpatrick was out of work for just under a week as he has signed a deal to join the Tennessee Titans. The move happened just after the Titans released Matt Hasselbeck in a financial move. Fitzpatrick will likely backup Jake Locker and be used as mentor to him.
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