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Bills sign RB Rodney Ferguson

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm

The Buffalo Bills made a very low-key free agent singing on Monday, inking running back Rodney Ferguson to an undisclosed contract, the team announced.

Ferguson is a big 5-11, 245 running back who played his college ball at New Mexico.  He went undrafted last April before signing with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent on April 30. He spent a portion of last season on their practice squad after he was initially waived on September 4.

He finished his college career ranked among the Top 10 in rushing yards (3,564 - third), rushing attempts (778 - third), rushing touchdowns (34 - second) and total touchdowns (37 – third).

While it’s highly doubtful Ferguson comes to the Bills with any real expectations, it could be yet another sign that the Bills are close to trading Marshawn Lynch.

The team signed another under-the-radar running back last week in Walter Mendenhall.

Little Caesars for the MAC & Big Ten Bowl Game

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

For those of you out there who were a bit disappointed by last week’s news of the Humanitarian Bowl linking the MAC and WAC, today you have something to take your mind off of it. Losing the International Bowl and the Big East was viewed as a step back, even with the linking of the Humanitarian Bowl because it left the MAC without a tie in against a BCS opponent. Today the MAC gained access to, sigh, the eighth seeded Big10 team through 2013 via the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl


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Sabres Game-Worn Jersey Auction Begins Today

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm

The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will hold an online auction for the first set of game-worn home and away jerseys from the 2009-10 regular season. Each jersey will come with a certificate of authenticity.

The auction will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 12 and conclude Thursday, April 22 at 9 p.m. Fans can access the auction by logging onto or the auction section of A portion of the proceeds benefit the Buffalo Sabres foundation.

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation that is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the Western New York region. In the process, the foundation strives to assist worthwhile organizations that make this region a better place to live and work. The primary focus of the foundation is to assist youth hockey initiatives, children’s health and wellness initiatives, specifically those that serve the underprivileged and handicapped, and to provide support to non-profit organizations and groups that provide vital services to those in need in our community.

Connolly is close to returning for Sabres

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Tim Connolly Buffalo Sports DailyLindy Ruff held a 15-minute press conference this afternoon following Buffalo Sabres practice and regarding the injury front, provided some promising news.

According to Ruff, center Tim Connolly skated on his own over the weekend, is expected to return to practice and could play on Thursday night when the Sabres open their quarterfinal playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

To quote Ruff he said he’s “optimistic about him practicing and possibly playing” when the playoff series begins Thursday.”

Regarding Jochen Hecht (upper body injury) and Drew Stafford (concussion), Ruff was more diplomatic with his answers, saying only that he doesn’t rule anything out.

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Ranking the NFL Draft’s offensive tackle prospects

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

If there is one singular position that the Buffalo Bills are most likely to address with their first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it’s offensive tackle. The team’s unquestionable biggest need is quarterback, but it’s not a lock that Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford or Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen are available when the team picks at No. 9 overall - or that the Bills like either enough to take them. The team may lean in the direction of a nose tackle or a pass rusher, but neither need is quite as urgent as the need for a starter on the blind side.

Last  week, we discussed the growing possibility that the Bills might not be left with much of a choice at tackle, either. In a year solid on top-end depth but short on sure-fire prospects, it appears that there may be an early run on the draft’s surest OT prospects prior to the Bills’ ninth overall pick. We won’t worry about that for now; if that run happens, the Bills will have options at other need positions, and just like with any draft-day prediction, that projected OT run isn’t a sure bet to occur.

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Video: Pond Hockey Tournament Highlights

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

The fine folks from the Labatts Blue Pond Hockey have released a video highlight of this year’s event held in Buffalo this past February.

Although inclement weather prevented the tournament from reaching its conclusion on the final day, you must admit it looked like a great time.  We especially like the Chiefs uniform at the 2:39 mark.

Check out the clip and if you’re on the fence about participating when it comes to town next year, this should put you over the top.

Daemen College lands three top local recruits

  • Posted on April 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

Daemen College had a good 2009-10 season, finishing 18-13 overall and 9-7 in AMC (American Mideast Conference) league play before seeing their season end with a two point loss to Cedarville in the AMC semi finals.

Looking to build on their success, the school has recruited three of the best players from the Western New York high school ranks to join their squad next year.

The Wildcats have landed local recruits Mark Coppola (Williamsville South), Troy Nowak (Orchard Park) and Aaron Davis (North Tonawanda) to a an already talented mix that includes last year’s leading scorer, Devon Dawson (formerly of St. Joes high school).

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