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BDC 8/28: Thurman Thomas on ESPN

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 28, 2013 – 3:30 pm

–To celebrate the release of EA SPORTS’ Madden NFL 25, ESPN is bringing back NFL Legends Week featuring some of the best athletes to ever play the running game. Former Bills RB and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will be making an appearance across a variety of shows and platforms today including SportsCenter, Mike & Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, First Take, and more. Madden NFL 25 was released yesterday.

Buffalo vs. Lions: The Buffalo Bills will host the Detroit Lions tomorrow night 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.

DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills head coach
Q: How prepared do you think this team is given all of the adversity?
“In addressing the adversity situation, I think we’re fine. I don’t see a problem with the adversity situation. As far as what we need to do to become a better team, we still have work to do and it’s a work in progress. I think to say here we are the first week 110-percent, we’re exactly where we want to be, I can’t say that right now. I really believe we’ll still be a team that as we go forward we can continue to get better as the season goes on.”

Newly acquired quarterbacks Matt Leinart (No. 7) and Thad Lewis (No. 9) participated in practice Monday. Click here to read Chris Brown’s story on to learn more about the QB’s transitions.

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