clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/31

ORCHARD PARK NY - DECEMBER 12: Leodis McKelvin #28 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates making an interception against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK NY - DECEMBER 12: Leodis McKelvin #28 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates making an interception against the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Getty Images

Bills sign rookie WR -
"Prior to Day 2 of OTAs the Bills added another potential option at wide receiver signing undrafted free agent rookie Derek Session. The University of Maine product participated in Buffalo’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and the coaching staff liked his size and versatility. Following another workout Wednesday in front of Buffalo’s pro scouts and coaches at One Bills Drive, Session was signed to a contract."

WGR 550 - McKelvin Getting A Chance In Contract Year With Bills
"I mean just stay focused. Just keep doing things I've been doing, just make a play on the ball," he said. "Pretty much every thing that happened to me last year was just getting beat on jump balls. It wasn't like I wasn't there to make a play. So, I'll just stay focused and do what I need to do."

Bills Announce Training Camp Schedule -
Check out the complete schedule.

Easley hopeful third season is the charm -
"Anxious is an understatement," said Easley. "Waiting for this opportunity to be able to play professional football and knowing I had two major setbacks, nobody wants to start their career off like that. All of that is behind me and I am just trying to come out here and get better."

Inside The Bills | Easley hopes timing is right
"I just want to do my part and we are really pushing for a playoff run this year," Easley said. "Everyone knows the moves we made this offseason defensively and on this offense and we had a wonderful draft. Just overall trying to make this team better and hopefully that correlates into more wins this season."

Inside The Bills | Asset that Bills covet in WRs
"Session is known as a good blocker, something not always found in receiver prospects. At 6’1″ 225 and with some background as a tailback, Session knows how to lock on to defenders."

Inside The Bills | What long term deals provided
"It just means that we’re here and we don’t have that extra voice in the back of our head saying ‘Will we ever get paid or will we get paid?’ Now it’s okay," said Johnson. "We know we’re going to be here. And with the defensive additions we’re going to have more opportunities on offense. We’ll have to be ready to play because they’re going to give us the opportunities."

Inside The Bills | Offense has a few new wrinkles
"We’re tweaking some stuff just to fit guys better and really take advantage of everybody’s talent," said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "There’s definitely going to be a little bit of a new look. We’re doing a lot of the same stuff and just hoping to do a lot of the same stuff better than we did last year."

Inside The Bills | Fitz named breakout QB candidate
"ESPN columnist K.C. Joyner put a piece together of quarterbacks from teams that lacked success last year that he feels will have breakout seasons in 2012. Buffalo’s starting signal caller was on Joyner’s radar."

Inside The Bills | Mario notes need for attitude on ‘D’
"We have a boat load of talent," said Williams. "At the end of the day I think the biggest thing that I want to get across is just the mentality coming from the defense from last year that is what it was about. The coaches we had there with their scheme and philosophy on how they do things and having an understanding on the field is what it is all about. Once you get that understanding and respect you just have to keep rolling with it."

Buffalo Bills acting like Blue Jays | Toronto Sun
"Baseball may not be their forte but the players came out swinging like naturals. The 6-foot-1, 300-pound [Kyle] Williams — who won the derby the last time the Bills participated in Jays batting practice two years ago — came out on top with four homers followed by [Donald] Jones with one." Ryan Fitzpatrick and Scott Chandler came up empty.

Mario Williams isn't worried about external expectations, he has his own - ESPN
"Fifty million dollars can buy a lot of things, like an addition to a Houston home and a new pad in Buffalo, but it can't buy excuses, not even one. Mario Williams understands this, and he is not concerned."

WGR 550 - Bills Training Camp To Start July 26
"Players will report to St. John Fisher College on July 25, and have their first practice on Thursday, July 26 in the afternoon. The Bills will have a total of 15 practices, four of which being night sessions that will require a ticket for fan access."

WGR 550 - SIMON: High Expectations For Bills Defense
"There are reasons to be optimistic where this is headed" Williams said during a segment on the WGR Morning Show on Wednesday. "But its like we’ve talked about with the defensive linemen, everything looks good on paper but none of it matters unless you put the work in so we’ve got a long way to go but I think the potential is there."

83 Ex-Bills in Concussion Litigation - The Buffalo News
"There is a website - - that rounds up news on the lawsuits. That website includes a listing of all the plaintiffs in the cases. Based on a review of that list, The News counts 83 former Bills among the plaintiffs. Some played in Buffalo a long time, some only a matter of weeks."

Barnett, Peppers & Mario - The Buffalo News
"I was in Arizona," Barnett said after Tuesday’s spring practice in Orchard Park. "It was me and Julius Peppers, and we were joking around. He said, ‘I think we’re gonna sign Mario Williams.’ I just said, ‘I don’t think so.’ Then I came in the next day and said, ‘Looks like we got him, bro.’ It was definitely exciting. If he comes in and does what he’s capable of doing and what he’s been doing, it makes us a better team just with that."

AFC East quarterback rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick is the fourth best quarterback in the AFC East, says James Walker.

Terrell Owens Cut By IFL Team For Doing Terrell Owens Things -
"The Terrell Owens Arena League experiment is over after the Allen Wranglers cut the former All-Pro NFL wide receiver on Tuesday. The reasons probably won't surprise you."