— Bills LB Arthur Moats will speak to classrooms at North Park Middle Academy before addressing the student body on the importance of working hard in school and proper behavior. Moats, who serves as the Buffalo Bills United Way Worldwide Spokesman, is one of two finalists in the United Way TEAM NFL Playoff Challenge, which draws to a close at Noon on Sunday, February 2nd. The TEAM NFL Playoff Challenge asks fans to pledge to volunteer in their local communities, with the player who secures the most pledges earning a $10,000 grant for the local United Way chapter in his community. Fans can support Arthur Moats and pledge to volunteer at http://www.unitedway.org/team-nfl/players/arthur-moats/.
— Help Bills DT Kyle Williams win a $3,000 equipment grant for his high school alma mater, Ruston High School in Ruston, LA! The fifth annual USA Football All-Fundamentals Team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, particularly when blocking and tackling, which fosters better on-field performance and inherent safety benefits. As the Buffalo Bills representative on the USA Football All-Fundamentals team, Williams trails only Richard Sherman and Luke Kuechly as the Defensive Team Captain, which would secure the additional grant for his high school. To show your support for Kyle, vote at http://usafootball.com/all-fundamentals-team.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 31, 1997 — JIM KELLY RETIRES
Bills QB Jim Kelly officially announced his retirement from the NFL in a press conference at the Bills Fieldhouse in Orchard Park, NY.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Bills HOF QB Jim Kelly and QB EJ Manuel both made stops along radio row yesterday. Checkout EJ’s interview with Scott Van Pelt and Russillo by clicking here. (Photo of EJ courtesy of Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills Quarterback with BuffaloBills.com
On the Bills new QB coach Todd Downing.
“I didn’t have a veteran guy to really watch and learn from last year so Coach Downing will be that guy for me. He’ll be an extension of Coach Hackett. Obviously Coach Hackett is still going to be my coach, but having Coach Downing on the staff is going to help me out a lot.”
Buffalo News- Draft another QB? It’s business, not personal
BuffaloBills.com- Manuel excited to work with new QBs coach Downing
BuffaloBills.com- Trust a pillar between Schwartz and players
Inside The Bills
Bills in the thick of big competition, EJ planning passing camp w/teammates, EJ discusses knee rehab, How Bills & Giants stacked up,Hostler’s two great strengths, Super Bowl XXV postgame Parcells-Levy
Buffalo News Press Coverage Blog
EJ Manuel had second surgery on left knee following season
Jim Kelly pulling for Andre Reed, says Bills weren’t about stats
Pro Football Talk
E.J. Manuel has minor procedure on his left knee
EJ Manuel confirms he’s had more knee surgery
Buffalo Bills’ Jim Hostler, Todd Downing add to EJ Manuel support system
January 30, 1994: Buffalo Bills play in fourth straight Super Bowl
AFC East Daily
Manuel putting injuries behind him, embracing brace
The Sports Xchange
Bills’ Manuel confirms he had knee surgery
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