Posts Tagged ‘Week in Review’

BBD Week in Review: 8/19 – 8/26 — A Busy Week for the Bills

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Kevin Kolb’s potentially career-ending concussion forced the Bills to re-evaluate their quarterback situation and add two veterans this weekend. (Photo: Brad Mills — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As one responsible for covering Buffalo Bills news, the last two days alone have felt like a week. Between a bevy of roster moves and injuries, the Buffalo Bills have made no shortage of moves over the past two days, and not much of it has been positive.

The weekend/Monday got off to a start when the Bills lost their most preseason game to the Washington Redskins in a 30-7 rout Saturday. The injury bug also hit the Bills during the loss. Potential starting quarterback Kevin Kolb, who suffered a concussion that is, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, potentially career-ending. The Bills’ top cornerback, Stephon Gilmore fractured his wrist and is out for 6-8 weeks.

The Bills also lost another starter, right tackle Chris Hairston, for the entire season when they placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday.

In response to Kolb’s injury, the Bills added two veteran quarterbacks to the roster by signing veteran free agent Matt Leinart and acquiring Thaddeus Lewis in a trade with the Detroit Lions in exchange for inside linebacker Chris White.

The Bills also had to make cuts to get their roster down to Tuesday’s 75-man limit. The Bills released five players Monday, most notably wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers.

Here at Buffalo Bills Draft, we brought you full coverage of all of the roster moves and injuries and how they affect the Bills, while we also looked back at the team’s disappointing preseason loss and projected possibilities for the team’s regular-season roster. You can take a look at all of that through the links below.

(more…)


BBD Week in Review: 8/12 – 8/18

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Kevin Kolb was in the news often this past week, as he made his first preseason appearance and start for the Buffalo Bills while rookie quarterback EJ Manuel suffered a knee injury. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills are coming off of a busy week at Bills Drive in Orchard Park, N.Y., as training camp continued to roll along while the Bills also played their first home game of the preseason versus the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. The Bills are now halfway through this year’s preseason, and less than three full weeks away from their regular-season opener versus the New England Patriots.

Over the course of the past week here at Buffalo Bills Draft, we’ve had reports from people on the scene at both training camp and the Bills’ clash with the Vikings, along with full coverage of all the latest Bills news, including a major shift in the quarterback competition. Here’s a look at back at what Buffalo Bills Draft’s best have had to say in the past week.

(more…)


BBD Week in Review: 7/22 – 7/28

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills kicked off their 2013 training camp at St. John Fisher College on Sunday evening. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of a big week: their opening week of their 2013 training camp. The offseason for Bills players and coaches is over; it’s football season now. Monday will mark the second day of practice in this year’s training camp, as the Bills begin preparation for their first preseason game on Aug. 11 and more importantly, their regular-season opener versus the New England Patriots on Sept. 8.

Previewing Training Camp

Here on Buffalo Bills Draft, it was also an important week as we previewed this year’s Bills training camp.

Our Training Camp Preview includes links to all of our content this offseason that has directly looked ahead to the battles and preparation that are taking place over the next few weeks of camp at St. John Fisher College.

That preview includes all nine installments of Ryan Talbot’s Positional Previews series. The series came to a conclusion this past week with Ryan’s comprehensive looks at the team’s Linebackers, Defensive Backs and Specialists.

(more…)


BBD Week in Review: 7/15 – 7/21

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The biggest story around the Buffalo Bills last week was the non-signing of franchise-tagged free safety Jairus Byrd. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig —USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Next week at this time, we will be discussing the start of Buffalo Bills training camp, which opens with its first practice on Sunday. This past week for the Bills, however, made news for its uneventfulness, as the team failed to reach a long-term contract agreement with free safety Jairus Byrd prior to last Monday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts.

What’s next for Jairus Byrd? I took a closer look at the possibilities in the linked article.

His long-term status will not be known until at earliest following this NFL season, but as far as 2013 goes, he can only sign a one-year, $6.916 million franchise tender. Less than one week until the opening of training camp, he remains unsigned and it is unknown if and when he will choose to sign that contract. Eric Samulski took a closer look at how potentially missing training camp could affect his 2013 season.

Aside from the Byrd news, we also continued to preview the 2013 Buffalo Bills roster and 2014 NFL draft this week.

Positional Previews

2014 NFL Draft Breakdowns


BBD Week in Review: 7/8-7/14

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Notre Dame’s Louis Nix III, one of the top defensive line prospects for the 2014 NFL draft, was featured on Buffalo Bills Draft last week. (Photo: Matt Cashore — USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The past week in the NFL was not as exciting as it could have been. The league held its annual supplemental draft on Thursday, but no players were selected. Meanwhile, on the Buffalo Bills front, it does not appear that the Bills will reach a long-term contract agreement with star free safety Jairus Byrd prior to Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline (more to come on this Monday afternoon).

Nonetheless, we at Buffalo Bills Draft continued to plug away through the final weeks of the NFL offseason as training camp is coming up just around the corner. If you’re looking to pass the time until training camp begins, start by catching up on all the latest content here at BBD.

Positional Previews

Looking Back and Forward at the Same Time

Looking Ahead to the 2014 NFL Draft





  • Categories

  • Search BBD Archives

  • Archives


    888 Poker