–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the Bills, Baker Victory Services-ChildPro, KaBOOM!, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council will host a design day today for a new playground. Baker Victory Services-ChildPro has been awarded a new playground through the NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle – a league-wide day of service designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness. Children from the OLV School and community will draw their dream playgrounds, as elements from the drawings will be incorporated in the final design for the new community playground to be built October 23rd. The new playground will provide children in the Lackawanna community – including those with special needs –a safe place to play. Currently, children served by Our Lady of Victory School do not have any playground equipment to enjoy. A new playground provides children with the ultimate opportunity to PLAY 60-keeping the Buffalo Bills and the NFL’s goal of encouraging America’s youth to be active for at least 60 minutes each day.
–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed WR Ruvell Martin to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Martin re-joins the Bills after being released on August 31st. The Bills also placed CB Ron Brooks on Injured Reserve/Designated for Return. Under this designation, Brooks will be eligible to return to practice after being on Injured Reserve for at least six weeks. He will be eligible to return to the Active List after being on Injured Reserve for at least eight weeks.
–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed DT Jay Ross to the Practice Squad. Ross re-joins the team after being released on August 26th. He spent the final 10 weeks of the 2011 season on Buffalo’s Practice Squad. The 6-3, 319-pound East Carolina product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans in 2010, and spent a portion of the 2010 season on Green Bay’s Practice Squad.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 5, 1993 — BILLS BEAT PARCELLS AND BLEDSOE IN OPENER
The Bills opened the regular-season at home with a 38-14 victory over New England in Bill Parcells’ first game as Patriots head coach and rookie Drew Bledsoe’s first start.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey
On the combination of TE Scott Chandler and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick:
“You all deal with combinations much more than I do. It is whoever is open, let’s throw it to him and let him catch it. Some weeks it may be one guy, some weeks it may be another guy. Some weeks it may be two guys and next week we run it 35 times. I am not into combinations—I am into winning. I do not worry about that kind of stuff. To your point, the comfort level between those two is a lot higher than it was at any point last year.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Bills re-signed WR Ruvell Martin yesterday. He caught seven passes for 82 yards and tied for second in special teams tackles (9) for Buffalo in 2011, after being signed to the 53-man roster on September 13th. The 6-4, 214-pound Saginaw Valley State product has totaled 72 catches for 1,088 yards and seven touchdowns in 68 games with nine starts since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with San Diego in 2004.
ESPN’S@jasonromano tweeted this photo of former Bills QB and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly in the green room with this year’s Bills Wall of Fame inductee and former GM Bill Polian. Kelly is part of ESPN’s ‘car wash’ today.
Buffalo News-Bills re-sign Martin
Buffalo News-Bills look for way back from postseason wilderness
Buffalo News-Comparisons to opposing QBs favor Fitz
Buffalo News-Lions provide blueprint for Bills
Buffalo News-Bills’ hopes for progress start with fortified lines
Buffalo News-Pieces are in place, now team must deliver
Buffalo News-Anticipating the highs and lows of next 17 weeks
Buffalo News-Devoted fans hope a playoff run is cooking
Associated Press-Bills place CB Brooks on IR; re-sign WR Martin
Associated Press-Buffalo Bills sign DT Jay Ross to practice squad
Associated Press-AP Pro32 comments about Bills
Wall Street Journal-Bills-Jets: The Wildcat Bowl
BuffaloBills.com-Bills bring back WR Martin; Brooks to I-R
BuffaloBills.com-Bills complete practice squad with DT
BuffaloBills.com-Potter not the Bills first kickoff specialist
Bills Focus: Vets Prep For The Jets
9/4 Joe B dishes on the Bills roster, possible moves, and the big game Sunday
9/4 Sully tells the guys what he likes and dislikes about the Bills roster going into Week 1
CAPACCIO: NFL Season Predictions!
Jerry Sullivan Doesn’t Think Week 1 is Make-or-Break
Jerry Sullivan Challenges Fans to be More Optimistic than Him
Inside the Bills Blog
Fitz on NFL AM, Tuesday John Murphy Show lineup, Martin knows roster juggling, Brooks named recall I-R player, Power rankings has Bills in lower middle, DT Heard lands with Rams
Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Report: Jets work out Shawn Powell, Derek Hagan
Previewing the Jets with beat writer Manish Mehta
Bills add Ruvell Martin as 5th WR
Bills not a sexy pick
Eric Wood confident knee is ready for a full game
Wait is over: Rex Ryan says Bills will see Tebowcat
Bills high in NFL for women in top jobs
Talkamania XVI: Bills preview
Pro Football Weekly
Bills use ‘designated to return’ label on CB Brooks
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