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Bills host OL Wade Smith

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Well, turns out the Buffalo Bills did meet with a free agent on the opening day of shopping, though it’s a player most probably don’t know.

The Chan Gailey connections is already becoming apparent in free agency as Buffalo hosted former Kansas City Chiefs guard/center Wade Smith on Friday, according to Bills.com

Smith (6’4”, 296) is an eight-year veteran that has played mostly guard and center  and has made 16 starts over the last two years, mostly at right guard.

Smith was originally a draft pick of Miami in 2003 and played there four seasons. He’s also played for the New York Jets.

In the words of Brown’s report “The 28-year old is a capable starter and reliable insurance at both the guard and center positions with Eric Wood still rehabbing from leg surgery and no viable backup center behind starter Geoff Hangartner on the roster. “

In my words, he’s a Gailey connection—and the reason they didn’t tender Richie Incognito.

Expect him to sign here, and soon.

Will the Bills look at Kevin Mawae?

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 11:59 am

According to a report by Charean Williams on ESPN’s “First Take” show, the Buffalo Bills could be a potential suitor for free agent center Kevin Mawae.

Williams said that Mawae wants to start and that Seattle and Buffalo could be in play for the 17-year veteran.

She went on to say the Tennessee Titans want Mawae back but only in a backup role as a mentor for new starter LeRoy Harris.  He’s started in Tennessee the past four years and the Titans won’t pony up starter money.

The Bills already have Geoff Hangartner at center.  Interestingly, Hangartner did play offensive tackle as a senior at Texas A&M in 2004.  While doing so he made 12 starts and was a first-team All Big 12 selection.

Would the Bills try to move the 6-5, 301 pound Hangartner to right tackle to create room for the 39- year old Mawae?

Update: Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean reports that Denver and Washington are interested in Mawae as well.

Bills interested in Kelley Washington

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com is reporting that the Buffalo Bills are showing interest in unrestricted free agent receiver Kelley Washington.

For those who remember a year ago this should come as no surprise.  The Bills pursued Washington during last year’s free agency period before he eventually signed with the Baltimore Ravens.  Of course, that led to the Bills signing Terrell Owens.

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Follow BSD on Twitter for instant updates!

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

Unfortunately when it comes to Buffalo Bills news, we’re not always able to get every nugget of information on the website immediately, in part because we’re obligated to cover all Buffalo sports and not just the Bills.

However, for Bills fans looking for instant updates about the team and news around the league, I strongly encourage you to follow us on our twitter page.

It’s the quickest and most sure fire to get your Buffalo/NFL sports fix instantly.  Our twitter is updated several times per day and on days like this, per hour.  News, rumors and links provided right there.

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Sabres to mix up the lines vs. Philly tonight

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

Jason PominvilleWith several new acquisitions playing well in their first games with their new teams, perhaps it’s a good thing the Buffalo Sabres traded for Raffi Torres by Wednesday’s  trade deadline. Torres comes into tonight’s riding a five-game point streak before being dealt from Columbus.

He aims to push that streak to six on tonight in his first game as a Sabre as they play host to the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30pm in HSBC Arena. Many of his family members will make the trek down from Toronto to see him play.

The Sabres are hoping that Torres, listed at 6’0 and 223 pounds provides the physical edge to win puck battles along the boards. He might not be as big as former trade deadline pickup Dainius Zubrus, but he should be able to win along the wall and supply his line mates with scoring opportunities. Zubrus played a similarly important role in the 2006-07 season and playoffs partnered with Chris Drury.

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Bills fans wake up to coal under the tree

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:03 am

Well not exactly.

The Buffalo Bills didn’t make any free agent moves overnight as free agency came upon us.  As of now there’s nothing at least reported in regards to visits on Friday.  That could change but I wouldn’t count on it.

Odds are the Bills aren’t going to be busy in the first few days of free agency.  They’re not going after any of the big names and probably want the market to set before throwing their hat into the ring.

If Bills fans want to get through this off season I preach patience. It’s going to a long process and Nix is likely to methodically add pieces to the puzzle.

Having said that, things can change quickly so check back frequently for any news, rumors and updates.

Lady Griffs advance in MAAC Tourney

  • Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:00 am

The Canisius College women’s basketball team forced 25 turnovers and held Saint Peter’s to three field goals during the final 10 minutes to earn a 65-58 win in the first round of the 2010 Citizens Bank MAAC Championship at the Times Union Center on Thursday.

No. 8 seed Canisius (12-18) advanced to the quarterfinals to face No. 1 seed Marist (23-7). The Golden Griffins and Red Foxes are meeting for the third consecutive season and fifth time in the last seven seasons.

Senior Ellie Radke had her fourth career double-double and third of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Brittané Russell had 12 points, three assists, one turnover and three steals in just 27 minutes as Russell was saddled with foul trouble in the first half. Freshman Allison Braun had 11 points – nine in the second half.
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