— The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has signed TE Kevin Brock to the Practice Squad. Brock joins Buffalo’s practice squad after being released by Oakland on December 6th. The 6-5, 260-pound Rutgers product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Carolina in 2009. Brock spent the 2009 season with stints on Pittsburgh’s and Chicago’s practice squad. He will wear No. 87. Brock fills the team’s open practice squad slot as DB Mana Silva was signed to the 53-man roster of the Dallas Cowboys.
Thursday, December 15
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)
BuffaloBills.com – Easley to play again
BuffaloBills.com – Bills fulfill wishes at children’s holiday party
BuffaloBills.com – Spiller gets kids “Fueled Up” to Play 60
BuffaloBills.com – Bell poised to start
BuffaloBills.com – Losman could return as starter Sunday
BuffaloBills.com – WR Johnson hoping to return
Buffalo News – Easley cleared to resume play
Buffalo News – Ruben gets it because he gives
Buffalo News – Pears’ contract extension covers three years
Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills rookie Kelvin Sheppard a late bloomer
Associated Press – Bills WR Johnson ponders future after talks end
Associated Press – Miami (4-9) at Buffalo (5-8)
WGRZ – Losman Preparing to Start
Inside the Bills Blog
JP still good with Buffalo, K Rayner doesn’t practice, LT Long misses practice for Fins, Roscoe wants to be back, QB Moore doesn’t practice, Bell poised to start, Bills hang close in Pro Bowl votes, Rinehart & Dareus earn WK 14 props, Question on drafting QB early, Chandler update, Troup update, CB Williams ready, Chandler not, Bills add TE to practice squad, Easley to be cleared to play again
Sports Xchange (CBSsports.com)
Fitzpatrick gone downward after signing new contract
Strategy And Personnel
Johnson says contract talks have broken down
Pro Football Talk – Stevie Johnson wants to stay in Buffalo, says Bills won’t talk contract
Pro Football Weekly – Johnson’s future with Bills remains in question
Hornell Evening Tribune – Stevie Johnson to make an appearance in Hornell; also has a marketing deal w/ a Hornell clothing company
QUOTES FROM MEDIA DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On where the team’s confidence is right now:
I think you have to have the old 24-hour rule, I think you do. Win or lose I think you have to get back to being a pro and doing what it takes to get yourself ready to play. Each guy has that responsibility and I have the overall responsibility to make sure we’re headed in the right direction. It’s not easy. Nobody likes to lose. You have a lot more confidence when you’re winning. You deal with it and that’s part of it. You deal with it.
On the play of rookie LB Kelvin Sheppard this season since becoming a starter:
He has made a lot of strides this year. He’s still making mistakes that rookies make from time to time. He’s aggressive and he’s getting better at his reads. He’s getting a lot more comfortable playing every day and I think that he is going to be a good player as time goes on. I see improvement each week in him.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On this game being an opportunity to match the Dolphins physically unlike the first game:
They really handed it to us in the first match-up. We know they’re a physical team but they did a great job being more physical than we were. They created the turnovers and really beat us up pretty good. For us it’s going to be about a little bit going out there and remembering what happened to us last time and trying to take care of business here. Anytime you face a team and they embarrass you a little bit, you want to get back at them. Luckily we’ve got the opportunity to do that because they’re in our division.
WR Stevie Johnson
On the Dolphins talking after the first game about the Bills physicality:
I think the fact that they got their win and they beat us which is obvious. Then you go out in the media afterwards and talk about being soft and this and that. You won, you won that’s it. Any other team comes out and gets a win nobody’s saying anything. You do your job and that’s it. They felt the need to come out and say stuff that’s really irrelevant and started a little fire in me and hopefully it did with the people around me, so I’m looking forward to playing this game and coming out with an attitude. It’s not like we don’t come out with an attitude but a little more just for what was said.
S George Wilson
On matching their physicality and taking advantage of the second chance to play Miami:
Any time you’re able to play a division opponent the second time around you know you are able to go back and see the tape and how they attacked you the first time you met, so that’s what we’re doing now. We know that for the most part they’re going to stick to their guns even though they had a change in head coach over this last week. We think they’re still going to stick to the core things that they do best and that’s just trying to run the ball and get the ball to their playmakers in the passing game.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation made $66,000 in donations to Western New York not-for-profit organizations on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, during their Annual Charity Check Presentation Luncheon at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The Alumni Foundation has given more than 1.5 million dollars to various charitable organizations over the past several years.
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