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Charles, Powell, Rambo now free agents

Posted by Chris Brown on March 9, 2016 – 4:03 pm

The Bills already informed restricted free agent TE MarQueis Gray that he wouldn’t be extended a qualifying offer by Buffalo. It’s likely DL Stefan Charles, LB Ty Powell and S Bacarri Rambo were extended the same courtesy by the Bills as all three have become unrestricted free agents.

Charles, Powell and Rambo were not tendered qualifying offers prior to the 4 pm deadline today (Wednesday) thereby making the three restricted free agent now unrestricted and available to sign with any of the other 31 teams in the NFL.

Even though Charles, Powell and Rambo are readily available to any team that might be interested, it’s possible that they could return to the Bills at a lesser amount than the low tender figure of $1.67M. However, if there is a contract offer made to any of them of any significance, Buffalo is not expected to compete for their services.

Buffalo also did not tender an offer to RB Cierre Wood, who was the Bills only exclusive rights free agent. He too is a free agent free to sign anywhere.


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Crossman on Jets attempted trick kick return

Posted by Chris Brown on October 28, 2014 – 2:32 pm

In the third quarter Sunday with the Jets desperate to get something going to improve their field position, they called a lateral pass on a kickoff return. Fortunately Buffalo’s coverage unit was ready for it.

Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman explained what happened.

“That’s a play… we talk and harp on so much stuff and talk about awareness and recognition and seeing certain things and when you looked at our guys in the huddle they were aware of what their formation was right from the get go,” said Crossman. “And what different things they do out of certain situations. So I thought they did a great job of recognizing the play and the front side guys playing the play. The back side guys playing the possibility of a reverse. But it’s like anything in this league when you’re hunting big game, sometimes the big game is hunting you. It’s a play by play thing.”

Crossman is generally happy with what his special teams units have accomplished so far, but truly believes that it just takes one big play against you to reverse the positive momentum you’ve built up all season. So he intends to remain vigilant with his players and hopes to have Marcus Easley and Ty Powell, two key special teams players back after the bye.


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Brown, Powell vying to be Wk 1 starter at LB

Posted by Chris Brown on August 23, 2014 – 10:10 pm

The Bills know they will be without Nigel Bradham in Week 1 of the regular season at Chicago as he serves a one game league-imposed suspension. Over the past week or so they’ve begun to narrow down who their best option might be to replace him in the lineup. Right now it’s down to two candidates according to head coach Doug Marrone.

“For the first game? Yes. Both [Preston Brown] and Ty [Powell] will play in there,” said Marrone.

Brown got first crack at playing in Bradham’s weak side linebacker position and did it alongside the other starters on defense Saturday night. Powell came in with the reserves and saw reps there as well. The defensive staff is expected to make a final decision in the next week.

“The more things I can do to help the team I’m just trying to do that,” Brown told Buffalobills.com. “Going out as SAM, WILL, mike, whatever it is I’m willing to do it.”


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