Monday, May 19, 2008

Buffalo Bills first OTA 5/19 news

by Steve

Well, the Bills had their first OTA's of the season today and pretty much everyone of note was there except Jason Peters. And although it is easy to wonder WHAAA hold out?! He does have something like 4 years left on his contract but he did have an injury at the end of the season so we won't mention it again until, gulp, he isn't there for training camp. OH, and the Bills offered Lee Evans a contract extension.

No numbers and I'm guessing Evans declined the offer, but the way he handled it, saying next to nothing, shows me there are on going negotiations. The only real problem I have is his still moderate boner for JP Losman, ""I spoke with him numerous times with him here in the offseason and he has to sit back and wait for an opportunity and that's his mindset," said Evans. "He'll prepare himself to be as good as he can and if he gets a chance to step in and gets that opportunity then he'll be ready. Me knowing him and people who know him around here know he'll be accountable when he steps up and gets a chance."" Give it up Lee embrace Trent.

Notes from the 'practice' from ESPN, " Backup quarterback J.P. Losman practiced, but declined to talk to reporters afterwards. Losman's agent, Gary Wichard, told The Associated Press in January that his client preferred to be traded, but stressed that Losman would play out the final year of his contract if there's no deal made. ... Starting left tackle Jason Peters, punter Brian Moorman and rookie fullback Mike Viti were the only players who weren't at the workout. ... Hardy made a nifty reception over veteran cornerback Terrence McGee along the right sidelines on a deep throw by Edwards. ... Linebacker Paul Posluszny was back on the field after a broken forearm he sustained in Week 3 last year forced him to miss the rest of his rookie season." Arm strength, what arm strength.
Oh, and Hardy is still talking about the "gun" incident. "A woman came outside and believed something else was happening and it wasn't," said Hardy. "That's why my father didn't know what was going on and honestly I didn't know what was going on until later that evening. I called and let coach (Jauron) know and everybody know what definitely happened and it's definitely in the past right now." Alright alright, just hang out and play video games til the season starts, paleaseee oh and run into me at Thursday in the Square on your way to the library or something too.

Good video of OTA day 1

And um, oh yahoo sports thinks Marshawn will be in the pro bowl next season, "
5. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Buffalo Bills. Lynch probably would have joined Peterson, Willis and Thomas as rookie Pro Bowlers had he not been injured down the stretch. That, of course, allowed Fred Taylor to get his elusive first Pro Bowl berth.

Lynch figures to remain a heavy-load feature back for an up-and-coming Buffalo team. If he stays healthy, he has a good chance of edging out Joseph Addai or Willie Parker, both of whom now have rookie backs from the Big Ten to steal some key touches."

And don't even metion Odel Thurman we already have Parriash, Hardy, and Hargrove.


  1. Nice blog, and youre right who the heck would want Odell Thurman.


  2. are you going to cry when the bills move?