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BDC 12/20: Bills Bring Back Morrison

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on December 20, 2012 – 11:10 am

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DAILY REPORT
– The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has re-signed LB Kirk Morrison to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. CB Leodis McKelvin has been placed on Injured Reserve.

Morrison returns to Buffalo after being released on December 3rd. The 6-2, 245-pound San Diego product joined the Bills as a free agent on August 26, 2011. He has totaled 771 tackles (580 solo), 6.0 sacks and seven interceptions with 18 passes defensed with 110 games played, making 95 starts. Morrison originally entered the NFL as a third-round (78th overall) draft choice by Oakland in 2005 and was acquired by Jacksonville via trade in 2010. He will wear No. 58.
–The Buffalo Bills will continue their preparation today for Sunday’s game at the Miami Dolphins with a 2:00 PM practice. Buffalo defeated Miami 19-14 on Thursday Night Football in the first game in 2012 between the AFC East rivals on November 15th at Ralph Wilson Stadium. With a win on Sunday, the Bills will sweep their regular season series against the Dolphins for the first time since 2007 and for the 12th time overall.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY

December 20, 1964 – BILLS ADVANCE TO AFL TITLE GAME 
The Buffalo Bills advanced to the AFL Championship game with a 24-14 win at the Boston Patriots. The Bills went on to capture their first of back-to-back AFL titles on December 26th with a 20-7 win against San Diego.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Q: What does it say about WR Stevie Johnson for him to be able to go after 1,000 for the third straight year?
A: I think that is always a goal coming into the season and I think that he is a guy that I have obviously relied on a lot the past few years. The constant double teams and attention that he gets from other teams, he has been very productive this year. He is the kind of guy that last year and this year a little bit there was some nagging stuff, but you know every Sunday he is going to be out there. He is going to give it his all and he is going to make plays. He is a very passionate guy and he has really kind of come full circle in that in terms of his leadership and the way that he goes about his business and prepares for games. He understands it. He is the leader of that room and the guys are looking up to him. I think he has done a great job in that role this year.

STEVIE JOHNSON NOTES & NUMBERS

–Leads the Bills in receiving for the third straight season with 69 catches for 891 yards and six touchdowns

–His 69 catches are eighth most in the AFC and his yardage total (891) is ninth in the conference

–With his next catch, Johnson will join Andre Reed (1988-91) as the only players in team history to post three consecutive 70-catch seasons

–With 109 receiving yards Johnson will become the first player in Bills history to record three straight 1,000-yard campaigns

–Will move into sole possession of seventh on the team’s touchdown reception chart with his next scoring grab (26)

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Stevie

WR Stevie Johnson recorded a game-high 79 receiving yards on six catches in the Bills’ first game against Miami this season on Thursday Night Football at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Defensive stats a sore point of Gailey’s Buffalo tenure

Buffalo News-Bills’ center lays Wood to TO series

Buffalo News-Johnson brings back memories of Reed

Buffalo News-Poloncarz encouraged by talks about keeping Bills in Buffalo

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills’ Eric Wood rips on trips to Toronto

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills may be without Leodis McKelvin on Sunday

Associated Press-Bills C Wood calls Toronto home games ‘a joke’

Associated Press-County exec: Bills lease negotiations progressing

Auburn Citizen-Eric Wood is right: Bills-Toronto series is a joke

Toronto Sun-Buffalo Bills’ centre Eric Wood calls Toronto series a ‘joke’

Toronto Star-Bills centre trashes Toronto games after Seahawks trash team

Toronto Globe & Mail-Bills centre Eric Wood says playing home games in Toronto ‘a joke’

BuffaloBills.com-Eric Wood planning to play Sunday

BuffaloBills.com-Coverage units out for redemption

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Stevie Closing in on 1,000
Bills Roundup: Wood Returns to Practice
Bills host 110 children for holiday party
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference

WGR 550
Bills’ Eric Wood stands by Toronto ‘joke’ comments
Bills without Chandler, Levitre Wednesday
Bills’ Urbik knew all along he wanted to stay
Bills Wood Rips Toronto Series
12/19 Bills CEO Russ Brandon on frustration and more

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills Wr Stevie Johnson

WIVB
Johnson backs Gailey

WKBW
Eric Wood Calls Toronto Series a ‘Joke’

WGRZ
Wood Stands by Toronto Comments
Poloncarz Encouraged by Bills Lease Negotiations

WHAM
Bills Trying to Save Gailey’s Job

WROC
Dolphins next for hapless Bills

WHEC
County exec: Bills lease negotiations progressing

YNN
Is there a losing culture at 1 Bills Drive?

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Gilmore looking to finish season strong, Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show, Dolphins WRs nicked up, Bills injury report, Kyle Williams: “That was my friend.”, Carrington ties Bruce Smith, Pro Football Focus picks 4 Bills for Pro Bowl, Breakdown of Stevie’s game last week, Wood participating in practice, Levitre, Chandler not practicing, McKelvin still dealing with groin injury, Stevie has 2 of Bills 18 1K-yard seasons, Stevie also 1 catch from another mark

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Stat analyst: C.J. Spiller ‘criminally neglected’ by Bills strategy
Video: Have Bills improved? Plus Bills-Dolphins picks
Bills center Eric Wood stands by his harsh Toronto comments
Poloncarz: One-year Bills lease off table, multiyear deal in works
Stevie Johnson would swap personal milestones for wins
Eric Wood calls Toronto series ‘a joke … I hope we don’t renew it’

Pro Football Weekly
Bills’ draft strategy a year or two late

Pro Football Focus
Pro Football Focus Pro Bowl Roster

ESPN AFC East Blog
Bills have bigger problems than Toronto
Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

Around the League (NFL.com)
Eric Wood: Buffalo Bills’ Toronto home games ‘a joke’

Pro Football Talk
Bills shift focus back to multi-year lease
Eric Wood tees off on Bills’ Canadian “home” games

Buffalo Rumblings
Debate: Has Buffalo Bills’ Chan Gailey Gotten A Fair Shake?

AFC East Daily
Wood says Toronto Series is a ‘joke’ and it ‘sucked’

NFL Rapid Reports
Bills Notebook: WR Donald Jones put on IR due to illness
Bills C Eric Wood: Toronto series is ‘pretty much a joke’


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