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Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed poses for a picture.
Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed poses for a picture.

Reed still on HOF waiting list - BuffaloBills.com
Former Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Andre Reed will have to wait another year for the hallowed call to Canton, Ohio. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee voted in the Class of 2010 Saturday in South Florida, a list the former perennial Pro Bowler was not a member of for the fourth consecutive year.

After Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame vote had surprises - Jim Trotter - SI.com
It's dangerous to make predictions about when someone will be inducted, but the wait for Reed and Dent looks to be shorter than longer. There is growing support for both, and the fact that each made the cut to 10 this year should bode well. Also helping the cause for Reed, who missed the first cut last year but made it Saturday, is that current Hall of Famers are coming to his defense. Michael Irvin and Rod Woodson both said Saturday they would vote in Reed, the Bills' standout wideout, ahead of Carter. Said Irvin: "Andre Reed didn't just catch passes, he caught passes that counted. His catches led his team to four Super Bowl appearances." Such comments are being heard with greater frequency regarding Reed.

BillBoard: Reed makes final 10
"Reed was one of four receivers up for induction. Two of those receivers, Reed and Jerry Rice, made the cut-down to 10. Reed was eliminated in the vote down to five finalists." Mark Gaughan was the man responsible for selling voters on Reed. I think he did a good job. Send him an e-mail to than him and make sure to mention Buffalo Rumblings: MGaughan@buffnews.com

Reed makes first cut to 10, not to 5
Reed misses Hall cut, but closes gap - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"It's not just about how many you caught, but when you caught them," Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin said on the NFL Network's induction show. "To go to four Super Bowls, that means all of your catches meant something. So hopefully he will be here one day."

Hall of Fame selection committee tackled a brutal task - Vic Carucci - NFL.com
"The day's most spirited debate focused on the receivers not named Rice. There was plenty of talk about rules changes making the passing game more wide open and cheapening the statistics of individual receivers. There was all kinds of discussion about how many receivers from the 1990s ultimately should be inducted. The general sense was that all four on the list belonged in Canton. In what was viewed as one of the bigger surprises of the day, Reed, and not Carter or Brown, made the final 10. "

Current Bills News
Schobel INT return voted Play of the Year - BuffaloBills.com

"The Bills top pass rusher leaped into the air to snare the pass with one hand for an interception. He then tucked the ball away and carried Morris into the end zone for a 26-yard return for a touchdown to re-establish Buffalo’s early seven-point lead (14-7). That play beat out Terrell Owens’ 98-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick as Buffalo’s Play of the Year for 2009, winning by a relatively slim margin in a Bills fan online poll at Buffalobills.com."

Goodell updates Toronto, L.A. situations - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Commish doesn't guarantee a football team in LA but says the league will continue to service Toronto in some capacity. More than likely if teams don't move there these cities will get preseason and/or regular season games ala London.

Video: Championship QBs to a science - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Research shows championship quarterbacks have been at least 6-foot-4 since 2000 and haven't weighed less than 215 pounds for two decades.... Then there's Trent Edwards of the Buffalo Bills. He has the measurables (6-4, 231, Los Gatos, Calif.), but nothing to back it up in terms of performance. "

Chat: Chat with Tim Graham - SportsNation - ESPN
A Recap of Tim Graham's weekly chat that I was too busy to read for you. :-)

Source: Pennington will be strongly considered : Buffalo Sports Daily
"The Bills are interested in taking a look at him for sure," the source said. "If he passes all the physical tests the plan could be to bring him in since he knows the division so well, and serve as a mentor to a rookie draft pick."

Best player never to win a Super Bowl? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Jim Kelly is 9, Bruce Smith 5. Terrell Owens didn't make the list and neither did Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas.

T.O. says he'll become "Ocho Uno" if he joins the Bengals | ProFootballTalk.com
"'I'm changing my name to Ocho Uno,' Owens told the crowd. Before the camera rolled, Owens asked coach Marvin Lewis over the P.A. system whether any of the talk constitutes tampering."

2010 NFL Draft
Shake's Mock Draft: Ready for Primetime. - Mocking The Draft

The Bills take Sam Bradford with Jimmy Clausen and Rolando McClain off the board.

Jevan Snead NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
An in-depth look at the up-and-down Mississippi quarterback