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McGee Inks Extension

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News is reporting that Terrence McGee and the Buffalo Bills are very close to a contract extension. Wilson goes on to say a NFL source tells him a deal could be done before the weekend is over.

McGee has spent his entire seven year career with the Bills since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. He has 16 career interceptions in 90 games.

Locking up McGee now would be smart for the Bills, who have previously had trouble holding onto to corners (Antoine Winfield, Nate Clements, Jabari Greer) once they hit the free agent market. McGee is in the final year of his deal and is earning a little over $4.3-million this season.

McGee didn’t practice today and is questionable for Sunday with back spasms.  Chris Kelsay did return to practice and is expected to start on Sunday. Aaron Schobel also practiced (back) (Source: AP)

**UPDATE** The Bills have announced that McGee has indeed agreed to an extension.  More details coming soon.

Preview: Five Reasons To Not Overlook The Bucs

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm
 
The Buffalo Bills aren’t stupid. They paid attention to the rumblings all last week. They were going to get pasted by the Patriots last Monday. New England simply owns the Bills and they had no business sharing the same field. ESPN went so far to give the Pats, and Jesus Tom Brady in particular, a pre-game coronation show in the two hours leading to kickoff. If you’re a Bills fan and anticipated anything less than the typical Foxboro disaster, you’re likely delusional or tipped a few too many beverages beforehand.
 
But a funny thing occurred on their way to walking out the tunnel and getting blown out. The Bills got angry. They heard all the things written and said about them for weeks, and they took it to the field with them. They played with emotion. They played with a combination of intelligence and passion. After three and a half quarters they found themselves in the improbable position to post one of the biggest regular season upsets in team history. Were it not for a critical mistake in the closing moments that needs no rehashing around these parts, the Bills would’ve done the unthinkable; beat the anointed ones on the road.

By the following morning, expectations changed faster than a Bret Favre retirement. The Bills don’t stink. The offense isn’t that rancid. The infantile and unproven offensive line can really play. Aaron Schobel is still breathing. They deserved to beat New England. Just like that, the Buffalo Bills are for real.

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Report: Antonio Bryant “Very Likely” To Miss Bills Game

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 9:34 am

When the Buffalo Bills take the field against Tampa Bay this Sunday, Terrence McGee and Leodis McKelvin may be able to breath a little easier.  I spoke to a reporter out of Tampa this morning and he indicated star wide receiver Antonio Bryant  is very likely to miss the game with an ailing left knee.

Bryant was only able to participate in practice Wednesday on an extremely limited basis and missed Thursday all together.

Bryant had arthroscopic surgery on the knee in early August.  He missed only three weeks before coming back.  Despite not playing a down in the preseason he started in the Bucs season opener against Dallas last week , catching two passes for 29 yards. But the knee slowed him down as the game progressed and rendered him useless down the stretch. He pulled himself from the game.

According to reports out of Tampa Bay, the pain in his knee isn’t an issue- but swelling is.

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Sabres Fall in Preseason Opener

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 8:21 am

If  last night were a regular season game, I’d be a lot more upset.  In typical Sabres fashion they let another game slip away in the final minutes.  The end result is nothing more than a pre-season overtime loss to Washington,  so I’m not ready to jump off a bridge.  It wasn’t all bad for the Sabres tonight.  There were solid bright spots in the way they played, and many of the young kids stood out in the lineup.

After trailing 1-0 through two periods, the Sabres cranked up the offense and grabbed a 3-2 lead in the game’s final minutes.  Jason Pominville, Clarke MacArthur and Tim Kennedy scored the Sabres goals.  The Kennedy goal gave the Sabres the lead with less than three minutes left before managing to give the game away.

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Morning Links: September 18

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 7:42 am

* The Buffalo News reports  Williamsville South high school quarter Joe Licata set a WNY all-time single game passing record last night, throwing for 522 yards in a win over Williamsville North.

* The Lakeland Ledger thinks that Terrell Owens will be trouble for the Bucs defense.

* On ESPN.com, this video clip of  Bills hater analyst Mark Schlereth discusses the Terrell Owens “comments” about Trent Edwards.

* Tampa Tribune writer Ira Kaufman says offensive coordinator Greg Olsen has gotten the Bucs off to a running start.

* Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes that with the Olympics taken place during this NHL season, Patrick Lalime will have a more impactful role with the Sabres.

* NHL.com has a recap of the Sabres overtime loss to Washington last night.

* Former North Tonawanda soccer star Nick Fetterman has found success at the University of Buffalo.

Bona Announces Women’s Hoops Schedule

  • Posted on September 18, 2009 at 7:27 am

The 2009-10 St. Bonaventure women’s basketball schedule is complete following Thursday afternoon’s Atlantic 10 announcement of the conference portion of the calendar.

Eight teams from the A-10 advanced to postseason play in 2009 with a quartet of the clubs scheduled to visit Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center beginning in January. St. Bonaventure will meet each squad in the 14-team league once with the exception of home-and-home series with travel partner Duquesne.

Following a road contest to Virginia to conclude the non-conference portion of the schedule, the Bonnies begin A-10 action with consecutive home games against Saint Louis (January 9) and Duquesne (January 13). The two-game home stand to open league play is one of three of the club’s two-game home stretches on Bob Lanier Court during the conference slate. The St. Bonaventure-Saint Louis encounter is one of five A-10 games on opening night.

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