–Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that QB EJ Manuel will start the team’s Week One game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 8th at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
–The Buffalo Bills announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with Alex and Ani, the fast growing Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand. Alex and Ani will also receive the designation “Official Jewelry of the Buffalo Jills” and will be heavily integrated into the Jills media platforms, as well as the Junior Jills program.
–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed free agent K Dan Carpenter to the 53-man roster. Carpenter (6-2, 228-pounds) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2008. He has converted 127-of-155 field goals (81.9-percent) in his first five seasons with Miami (2008-12), along with 154-of-155 point after tries for 535 points in 76 games played.
–Former Bills RB and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will be appearing on Kiss 98.5 (Janet Snyder & Nick in the Morning) and WGR 550 (The Howard Simon Show) tomorrow morning to talk about the Bills and the upcoming Alumni weekend.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY…
September 4, 1988 — THOMAS IMPRESSIVE IN NFL DEBUT
Thurman Thomas rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut, as the Bills beat the Vikings 13-10 at home for their first season-opening victory since 1982.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
KYLE WILLIAMS, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle
Q: It’s Patriots week. What do you make of it?
“Everything is going to revolve around 12 (Tom Brady) and what he does. I think the thing that’s made him special for so long is he’ll take what he can get. He’s not going to force anything. Hopefully we can show some things that he thinks maybe we’re doing and actually do something else. We know affecting him is the best way to beat this thing.”
Buffalo News- Fresh start benefits Bills’ Easley
Erie Times News- Injuries usher in rough start to Marrone era
Boston Globe- Patriots now face a Mike Pettine defense in Buffalo ‘
Beckley Register Herald- Legursky’s injury not as serious as first believed
BuffaloBills.com-Bills sign K Dan Carpenter
BuffaloBills.com- Gruden excited about EJ Manuel’s potential
Fantasy: EJ Manuel
Inside the Bills
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Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
Jairus Byrd’s injury sounds like season-long headache for player, team
Bills confirm signing of kicker Dan Carpenter
Doug Marrone says replacing Stephon Gilmore will be a four-player job
Sources: Manuel ready to play opener
Pro Football Talk
Report: Bills expected to start E.J. Manuel against Patriots
The Sports Xchange
Bills sign PK Carpenter
Jairus Byrd injury: plantar fasciitis dates back to 2012 season
Patriots vs. Bills 2013: Week 1 news, previews, updates
Buffalo Bills injury report 2013: updates on every ailment
Bills vs. Patriots analysis: Bills offense vs. Patriots defense
AFC East Daily
Carpenter on third East team in as many weeks
Buffalo Low Down
Stevie Johnson Keeps Giving Back
All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Sign Kicker Dan Carpenter
How Can the Buffalo Bills Put Pressure on Tom Brady in Week 1?
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