Buffalo Bills news, 2/3: Hall of Fame, Super Bowl, NFL Honors

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of leftover stories from this weekend in today's links. Kiko Alonso, EJ Manuel, and Manny Lawson from the current team and lots from the Super Bowl era teams, as well.

Red-carpet comments from Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith at Radio City - BN Blitz

Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith talk a lot about EJ Manuel, but get to Mike Pettine's departure and Kelly's health scare eventually.

Examining potential Buffalo Bills cap cuts - ESPN

Manny Lawson is the only surprising name on this list after Jim Schwartz replaced Mike Pettine. Lawson is better suited for Pettine's scheme, after all, and making $3.1 million in 2014 per Mike Rodak.

Andre Reed

Andre Reed joins 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class - USA Today
Andre Reed hugged former Buffalo Bills teammates and now fellow Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith so hard that his former quarterback Kelly yowled playfully, "You just broke my back, Andre!''

Andre Reed's big moment brought pride to so many - mcall.com
"There is little doubt that Sunday was the best Super Bowl Sunday of Andre Reed's life." I have doubts...

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Reed Finally Gets The Call
"While Reed wasn't always the focal point of the offense, he was a tremendous weapon.  Whether it was his reliable hands, his route running, his toughness in making catches over the middle, his run after catch ability or his clutch performances in the playoffs, Reed did it all in 15 seasons with the Bills.  He was also one of the best conditioned players to ever put on a Bills uniform.  Every summer when Reed reported for training camp, he was absolutely chiseled."

Canton trips soothe Bills’ Super Bowl pain - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The first thing I said when I heard Andre got in was, ‘Wow, we get to go back to Canton for another homecoming, another family reunion,’ " said Bill Polian, architect of the Bills’ four Super Bowl teams."We all look forward to that. We’re still close. It was a great time in our lives and a unique group in the greatest football town in America."

More clicks

Bills connections to Super Bowl XLVIII - BuffaloBills.com
Some of these connections are a reach, but if you're interested, see who played with players or coaches form the Super Bowl teams.

Inside The Bills | Bills who played in all 4 Super Bowls
"It’s a feat that will likely never be repeated, an NFL team appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls. Here’s a look back at the players who appeared in all four for Buffalo in the early 90′s."

Inside The Bills | Will Guy’s induction open door for Tasker?
"The Pro Football Hall of Fame class for 2014 will mark the first that will ever have a special teams player in its ranks as Senior Committee finalist Ray Guy will join Bills all-time leading receiver Andre Reed and the other inductees for enshrinement in Canton this summer. With the barrier now broken by the famed Oakland punter, will it open the door for an equally deserving special teamer in Steve Tasker?"

Arthur Moats wins United Way Team NFL Playoff Challenge - BN Blitz
"Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats was named the winner of the United Way Team NFL Playoff Challenge on Sunday."

Kiko Alonso passed over for rookie honors - ESPN
"New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was named the Associated Press' NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, edging out Alonso. Richardson will be awarded his trophy at the NFL's annual honors show Saturday night in New York City."

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