— Buffalo Bills safety and team captain George Wilson has been named the Buffalo Bills 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year as voted on by selected members of the Western New York community. Wilson was also chosen for the award in 2009. This prestigious award began in 1970 and honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities. In 1999, the NFL renamed the award after the late Walter Payton as a tribute to his greatness both on and off the field. Click here for full story >>>
— The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has promoted OL Michael Jasper to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jasper has spent the first 16 weeks of the 2011 regular season on the team’s Practice Squad. The 6-4, 374-pound Bethel product entered the NFL as a seventh-round (245th overall) draft choice of Buffalo in April. He will continue to wear No. 69.
Buffalo placed TE Mike Caussin on Injured Reserve. Buffalo also signed WR David Gilreath and OL Jake Vermiglio to the team’s Practice Squad. Gilreath entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Indianapolis in July. The 5-11, 169-pound Wisconsin product spent portions of the season on the Colts’ and St. Louis Rams’ practice squad. He will wear No. 15. Vermiglio entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Arizona in July before being released prior to the regular season. The 6-5, 325-pound North Carolina State product spent a portion of the season on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad. He will wear No. 62.
Wednesday, December 28
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 PM (Stretch & Individual only)
BuffaloBills.com – Bills promote OL Jasper; TE Caussin to I-R
BuffaloBills.com – Fitz to make it 16 straight starts
Buffalo News – No Bills selected for the Pro Bowl
Associated Press – Bills promote Jasper; Caussin on IR
WROC – Bills Shut Out Of Pro Bowl
Inside the Bills Blog
Pats add FB Polite, Bills add 2 to practice squad, CJ up for FedEx player of week
AFC East Blog (ESPN.com) – Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch
Pro Football Weekly – Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday
NickMendola.com – Betting on the Bills Is Hazardous for Your Health
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On how encouraging and necessary it was to end the seven-game losing streak:
It obviously feels a lot better. And we played good enough to win a couple of those, not all of them. But we played good enough to win a couple of those and we didn’t. So it was good to go out and put a complete game together. It took all three phases playing well and winning each phase of it to win a ball game. We’re not that good of a football team yet that we can go win with just winning one or two phases of a game. We’ve got to win all three.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
December 28, 1995 — BRYCE PAUP NAMED AP DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR
Bills LB Bryce Paup, who recorded 17.5 sacks in his first season in Buffalo, was named by the Associated Press as the NFL’s defensive player of the year.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Boys Scouts of America WNY Executive Director Pat Coviello (right) and Scout Leader A.J. “Army” Leonetti (left) along with Boy Scouts Michael Coviello (left) and Hayden Holmes (right) present Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey, an Eagle Scout, with a gift of recognition.
Posted in Bills Daily Charge, Inside the Bills