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BDC 10/17: Byrd Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 17, 2012 – 10:39 am


DAILY REPORT

–FS Jairus Byrd was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL today. In Sunday’s win against the Arizona Cardinals, Byrd led the Bills to a 19-16 OT victory with an interception and 29-yard return to set-up a 25-yard game-winning overtime field goal by Rian Lindell. Byrd posted two interceptions on the day, to go along with four tackles including a tackle for loss and two passes defensed.  Sunday marked Byrd’s fourth career multi-interception game and is tied for the league-lead in interceptions with three on the season. 

On Friday, the Buffalo Bills along with ECMC, Kiss 98.5, American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls, USA and Old Falls Street, USA will come together to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Niagara Falls will be lit pink. Join Buffalo Bills players and their families along with Nicholas Picholas of KISS 98.5, Master of Ceremonies for this free and open event.

–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has re-signed DT Jay Ross and OL David Snow to the Practice Squad. Ross and Snow were promoted to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game at Arizona after spending the first five weeks of the season on the team’s Practice Squad. Ross (6-3, 319 pounds) spent 10 weeks on Buffalo’s practice squad in 2011. A three-year starter at East Carolina, Ross entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans in 2010. Snow (6-4, 303 pounds) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Buffalo on April 30, 2012. He started 30-of-52 games in his collegiate career at Texas.

–The NFL announced today that RB C.J. Spiller is one of three finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. Spiller picked up 88 yards on 12 carries and scored one touchdown in the Bills’ 19-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
Kiss 98.5 – Janet & Nick in the Morning
Jairus Byrd 

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
October 17, 2004 — McGAHEE IMPRESSIVE IN FIRST START
Willis McGahee made his first start at running back and was impressive, rushing for 111 yards on 26 carries in a 20-13 victory over Miami at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills’ first win of the season. The win was Mike Mularkey’s first as head coach. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY
FS Jairus Byrd
On playing the Tennessee Titans:
“Any given Sunday anybody can beat you and the Titans are coming off of a big win against the Steelers so they are riding high. Last year they came in here and took one from us. We know what they are capable of doing and we are going to have to go out there and have one of our best games to beat them.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY
The “Billieve” event will serve host to a number of memorable highlights, including outdoor concert performances by local bands and national recording artist Belinda Carlisle, a ceremonial pink lighting of Niagara Falls, and the Hard Rock’s International PINKTOBER living ribbon across the Rainbow Bridge. More info can also be found on Facebook.>>>

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Outsiders, not players, question Gailey’s decisions in win 

Buffalo News-Mediocrity is the rule in AFC so far

Associated Press-Bills re-sign DT Ross, OL Snow to practice squad

Niagara Gazette-Home is where the Bills find you

BuffaloBills.com-Bills re-sign OL Snow and DL Ross to Practice Squad

BuffaloBills.com-From the Booth: Bills at Cardinals

BuffaloBills.com-CB Brooks expected to practice

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 
BuffaloBills.com
Polian: Happiest Days Were in Buffalo
High School Coach of the Week
C.J. Spiller on Running Back Rotation
Bills Rewind: Buffalo-Arizona Highlights  

WGR 550
Eye in the Sky – Week 6 – Spiller-time
Upon Further Review- Bills OL & DL vs Cardinals
10/16 Joe Buscaglia talks about Merriman signing and Bills offense  

WIVB
Bills linebacker promotes art education 

WGRZ
Bills Promote Ross and Snow to 53-man Roster 

WHAM
AFC East Says Bills Contenders, Eyes Say Still Pretenders 

YNN
Bills take positive vibes into Titans game 

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Tuesday’s John Murphy Show, An AFC East first, Dareus, Byrd get weekly honor, How Fred and C.J. tweaked RB rotation, Vote for C.J.

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Bills bring back David Snow, Jay Ross to practice squad
C.J. Spiller up for weekly award
Review video chat: Bills Replay with Skurski, Northrop 

ESPN AFC East Blog
Poll: Cameron Wake or Mario Williams? 

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller Continuing Historic Pace
AFC Playoff Picture: Buffalo Bills Stand Seventh
Buffalo Rumblings Podcast, Week 7: Cardinals Review, Titans Preview 

AFC East Daily
Bills will continue to rotate ‘two starters’ at tailback


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