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BDC 8/27: Bills Help to Open Pierce Field

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 27, 2013 – 12:04 pm

–The Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Legacy Project and Mayor Byron Brown came together today to officially announce the opening of a new synthetic turf athletic field at Mulroy Park in South Buffalo. Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns served as the event emcee, with remarks by Mayor Brown; Raymond McCabe, President of the Buffalo Legacy Project; and Mary Owen, Buffalo Bills Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning. Bills alumni Booker Edgerson, Charley Ferguson and Ed Rutkowski were on hand to show their support for the endeavor, as well as team mascot Billy Buffalo.

–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has placed OT Chris Hairston on Reserve/Non-Football Illness. The team’s roster now stands at 75 as the NFL granted a roster exemption for FS Jairus Byrd. Buffalo also announced that the team has reached an injury settlement with OG Keith Williams and released him from Injured Reserve.

–The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that Thursday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions at 7 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium has not sold out and will be blacked out on local television. Fans should check their local TV listings for re-broadcast information. The Bills encourage fans interested in attending Thursday’s game to purchase tickets in advance online at, or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (1-877-4257). Season tickets for the 2013 season can still be obtained in the club seat areas of the stadium.

Buffalo vs. Lions: The Buffalo Bills will host the Detroit Lions on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00pm in the 2013 preseason finale. Thursday’s game will be the 33rd preseason meeting between Buffalo and Detroit and the 12th year in a row the two teams will close out their exhibition schedules.

Leodis McKelvin – Kiss 98.5


Jeff Tuel, Buffalo Bills quarterback
On the possibility of starting in the season opener:
“Just explains that you can never expect, you can never know what’s going to happen in this league, you’ve always got to be ready. That’s why I’ve said since the day I walked in this building that I’m going to prepare myself because you never know what could happen. Even going back in college, I had my redshirt burned freshman year, the first time I played was in the Coliseum against USC in 2009, so it’s happened to me before. I came here and started just preparing like I was a starter since day one. It can happen.”

The Buffalo Bills joined Buffalo Legacy Project and the City of Buffalo to celebrate the opening of Pierce Field at Mulroy Park in South Buffalo. The Bills donated $200,000 to the $1.2 million initiative through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.


Buffalo News- Tuel is the Bills’ starter – for now

Buffalo News- Day of upheaval for the Bills

Buffalo News- Bills looking at a scary situation

Buffalo News- Bills’ Gilmore breaks wrist

Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills counter adversity with roster changes

Rochester D&C- Jeff Tuel to start preseason finale for Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C- Safety Jairus Byrd practices with Buffalo Bills

Olean Times Herald- Bills hurting at more than just quarterback

Toronto Sun- Who would you start for Bills? Jeff Tuel, Matt Leinart or Thaddeus Lewis?

Los Angeles Times- Bills hope not to get buffaloed by Matt Leinart signing

Sports Illustrated- Undrafted rookie QB Jeff Tuel could make history as Bills’ Week 1 starter  Source: Bills’ Gilmore out 8 weeks Bills’ Gilmore out 6-8 weeks with wrist injury Bills’ plan is to start Tuel at QB in Week 1

Associated Press- Bills CB Gilmore out 6-8 weeks; QB Tuel gets call

Associated Press- Bills cut 5 players, including WR Da’Rick Rogers

Associated Press- Tuel-Time in Buffalo? Rookie QB in line to start Jairus Byrd trying to move forward C.J. Spiller excused to tend to family OT Hairston sent to Reserve/Non-Football Illness list Gilmore out 6-8 weeks with fractured wrist Kevin Kolb out indefinitely with concussion Bills release five, reduce roster to 76 Gilmore out 6-8 weeks with fractured wrist Marrone: Planning on Jeff Tuel to start Week 1 Final preseason game blacked out Bills vets work to settle roster upheaval
Bills Roundup: Byrd Returns, Gilmore Out
Doug Marrone on QB’s, Byrd Returning
Matt Leinart on Joining Bills
Jairus Byrd Press Conference
The John Murphy Show August 26
Thad Lewis Likes His Chances in Buffalo
Matt Leinart Happy For Chance With Bills

WGR 550
Bills release Da’Rick Rogers and 4 others
Bills’ Gilmore out 6 to 8 weeks
How Does Stephon Gilmore’s Injury Hurt the Bills?
Bills plan to start Tuel but remain hopeful for EJ
Bills’ Kolb to miss ”some time,” I-R not ruled out
Byrd disappointed with Bills when initially franchised
Bills’ Spiller excused, Hairston done for year

Bills Concerned About Kolb’s Career
Bills Plan To Start QB Jeff Tuel
Bills CB Gilmore Has Surgery On Wrist
Bills Plan To Start Undrafted QB Jeff Tuel

SiriusXM Radio
Bills QB Jeff Tuel’s college Head Coach Mike Leach on SiriusXM’s NFL Radio
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone on EJ Manuel’s injury

Bills plan to start Jeff Tuel at QB

Bills Transcripts – Monday 8/26/13
Byrd Comments After Practice
“Tuel Time” for Patriots? Gilmore out 6-8 weeks
Bills Hairston place on Reserve/Non-Football Illness
Bills – Lions Blacked out
Bills Make Roster Moves

Bills Release Five Including Da’Rick Rogers
Bills CB Gilmore Out 6-8 Weeks; QB Tuel Gets Call

Tuel Bills starter for now, Gilmore out
That’s What We Said “Buffalo Bills”

Bills Draft Jeff Tuel For Quarterback

Bills cut 5 players, including WR Da’Rick Rogers

Adversity testing Bills before season starts
Bills Game Blacked Out on Thursday
Additional Clips

Inside the Bills
Does new QB Lewis have an edge?, Lewis jersey number, Byrd practicing, Spiller, Gilmore not in attendance, Marrone explains release of WR Rogers, Tuel could face ‘boyhood idol’ Week 1, Jeff Tuel trying to be sponge 1st, QB 2nd, Fred knew Kolb was hurt right away

Buffalo News (Press Coverage)
Video: Jairus Byrd on his contract and whether he wants to stay with Bills longterm
Video: Marrone on Stephon Gilmore injury and impact on the team
Video: With QB injuries, Marrone plans to start Jeff Tuel against New England
Video: An eventful Monday at One Bills Drive
C.J. Spiller leaves Bills to mourn with family in Florida
Chris Hairston out for season after going to reserve/non-football injury list
Doug Marrone on release of Da’Rick Rogers: ‘We feel that we have better players’
Jairus Byrd doesn’t deny he has asked Bills for a trade
Opening-day start would be historic for Bills QB Jeff Tuel
Stephon Gilmore out 6-8 weeks with broken wrist
Da’Rick Rogers among five Bills cuts this morning

Bills Eye Blog (D&C)
Busy Day on One Bills Drive

Pro Football Talk
Gilmore to miss eight weeks with hand/wrist injury
Da’Rick Rogers among five Bills cuts
Bills planning to start Jeff Tuel in Week One
Stephon Gilmore has wrist surgery, won’t go on short term IR
Jairus Byrd doesn’t know what to do to convince Bills of his value
C.J. Spiller leaves Bills to be with family in Florida
Leach praises Tuel, but admits he has “never really won any games” Around the League
Stephon Gilmore will miss 6-8 weeks for Buffalo Bills
Jeff Tuel to start Buffalo Bills’ opener if EJ Manuel can’t
Marrone: Bills’ Kevin Kolb not considering retirement
Buffalo Bills believe they have something in Jeff Tuel
C.J. Spiller leaves Buffalo Bills indefinitely

Kryk Slants
MONDAY ROUNDUP: Bills re-Tuel with undrafted rookie AFC East Blog
Da’Rick Rogers among Bills’ cuts
Re-setting Bills’ quarterback depth chart
Bills place OT Hairston on NFI list

ESPN Insider
Tension remains between Byrd, Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
Chris Hairston injury: OT to miss entire 2013 season
Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions preseason game blacked out
Jeff Tuel: Buffalo Bills Week 1 starter if EJ Manuel can’t play
NFL roster cuts 2013: Da’Rick Rogers, four others released by Buffalo Bills
Stephon Gilmore injury update: Bills corner to miss 6-8 weeks
Buffalo Bills QB roster moves: Kevin Kolb injury spurs action

Buffalo Sports Daily
Big Changes At QB For Bills
Bills’ Tuel to start Week 1; CB Gilmore out 6-to-8 weeks
Bills’ Spiller excused from team

The Sports Xchange
Bills planning to start QB Tuel Week 1

AFC East Daily
Gilmore injury throws wrench into Bills’ plans
Bills plan on starting Jeff Tuel opening day

Buffalo Low Down
Da’Rick Rogers and 4 Others Waived Monday Morning

National Football Post
Bills to start untested Jeff Tuel in opener
Bills’ Gilmore out two months with hand injury
Bills cut Da’Rick Rogers

CBS Sports
Report: Bills CB Stephon Gilmore to miss 8 weeks with wrist injury
2013 NFL season preview: Buffalo Bills
For now, Bills plan to start Jeff Tuel against Patriots in Week 1
C.J. Spiller leaves Bills indefinitely to be with family in Florida

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Media Interviews Monday August 26
Don’t Count on EJ Manuel Against Patriots and Career May be Over for Kolb

Bleacher Report
Bills’ Top CB Out 6-8 Weeks
Manuel Starting Week 1 for Bills Is Best-Case Scenario
What to Expect from Tuel at QB
Buffalo Bills Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis


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