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Williams Cut: The Bills have cut guard Chris Williams after he failed his physical. He missed all of the offseason workouts after struggling to recover from back surgery that cost him most of his only season in Buffalo. The release saves the Bills $3.9 Million on next year's cap according to Mike Rodak of ESPN. Front Office Page.
Watkins Says He's Full Go:Sammy Watkins spoke to the media at his football camp on the campus of ECC on Tuesday and said he is full go for the start of training camp. He was limited during most of the offseason after undergoing hip surgery. He took some live reps at the end of the team's mandatory minicamp. He was one of five players who missed time during the OTAs and minicamps because of offseason surgeries. We will know when camp starts on Friday if Leodis McKelvin, Aaron Williams, Chris Williams, and Stephon Gilmore are ready to go. Injury Page.
Camp Breakout Players In AFC East: Check out our latest edition of the AFC East roundtable where we look at possible camp surprises on both sides of the ball throughout the division. For the Bills we chose Nickell Robey and Tyrod Taylor as we were looking for players that people don't know too much about. Our friends from New York Jet Fuel, PatsFans.com, and Phin Maniacs gives their thoughts on their potential breakout players. Complete Story.
Brandon Now Running Sabres Too: The Sabres have parted ways with President Ted Black calling it a mutual decision. This affects the Bills because Russ Brandon has been named the new President of the Sabres and will serve a dual role as president of the Bills and the Sabres. WHAM-TV's Mike Catalana reports the Pegulas love Brandon and tried to hire him away from the Bills when they bought the Sabres. Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News tweeted that sources say the Pegulas were unhappy with Black after seeing how well the Bills were run.
Camp Gets Underway Friday:This is the week that NFL training camps get underway all across the NFL. The Bills begin reporting to St. Johns Fisher College on Wednesday and all players need to report by Thursday. The first practice is on Friday, check out the schedule on the right side of the homepage. It should be an interesting training camp as Rex Ryan will make sure it is anything but boring. We will be following camp for you and give you our usual snippets from each workout like we have been doing for 18 years.
Goodwin Gets Silver:Marquise Goodwin won the silver medal at the Pan AM games in Toronto after jumping 8.27 meters (27 feet, 1 3/4 inches) in his third jump. His U.S. teammate Jeffrey Henderson took the gold medal with an 8.54 meter jump. Bills WR coach Sanjay Lal was in the stands rooting him on. The silver medal was very impressive considering he didn't get back into track and field until two months ago. He told ESPN afterwards that he's excited for the start of training camp next week.
Kromer Decision Expected Soon: A decision on the future of OL coach Aaron Kromer is expected at anytime with the likelihood he will be fired and Vic Carucci of the Buffalo news reports that assistant OL coach Kurt Anderson will be promoted according to what an NFL source told him. Kromer is due back in court on his battery charge on August 12th but the team is not obligated to wait for the legal process to carry out. The disciplinary action rests with the team and not the Bills. Carucci speculates they will fire him with cause and not pay him his salary. He is currently on paid administrative leave.
Bills Release OT Hunter: Just three weeks after being signed, the Bills have released OT Wayne Hunter. He was in for a tryout during minicamp and was signed shortly after, he had been out of football for two years. There is a report that said Hunter was planning on retiring as he didn't feel he was able to make the comeback. Depth Chart.
Goodwin Makes Pan Am Finals:Marquise Goodwin has qualified for the finals of Pan AM games in Toronto after jumping 8.05 Meters in his only jump in the qualifying round. That jump immediately put him in the finals so he did not have to make any other jumps, he is seeded second behind U.S. teammate Jeffrey Henderson. The finals take place tonight so it will not interfere with the start of training camp.
Who Has Best DL In Division? The entire AFC East is loaded with premier defensive linemen. In our first edition of the AFC East roundtable we explore which team has the best defensive line with our friends from New York Jet Fuel, PatsFans.com, and Phin Maniacs. Complete Story.
Van Miller Passes: It is a sad day for the Buffalo Bills community as long time play by play announcer Van Miller has passed away, he was 87. He was inducted on to the Bills Wall of Fame last year and attended every home game after retiring from the broadcast booth in 2004.
Camp Ticket Info Announced: The Bills have released information on ticket distribution for the six training camp dates that require them. The August 3rd practice will be available from Dunn Tire's website. The August 8th practice will have tickets available from 5 Western New York Safelite AutoGlass locations. The night practices on August 12th, 18th, and 23rd will available at various Tops, Sunoco, and 7-Eleven locations in Western New York. The day practice with the Browns on August 17th will be available online from ticketmaster. All other camp practices do not require tickets.