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BDC 10/9: Bills Add Powell & McClain, Promote Smith

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 9, 2013 – 10:45 am

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DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed LB Ty Powell to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The team also announced that CB Brandon Smith has been promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Powell joins Buffalo from the New York Giants Practice Squad. Buffalo has released LB Marcus Dowtin and CB Johnny Adams.

— The Buffalo Bills also announced yesterday that the team has claimed and was awarded OL Antoine McClain to the 53-man roster off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders. McClain entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and spent his rookie year on the team’s Practice Squad. He joined the Raiders on September 1st after being released by Baltimore prior to the regular season. The 6-5, 336-pound Clemson product started 41-of-54 games in his Tigers’ career. He started every game from the beginning of the 2009 season through 2011, the only member of the Clemson squad to do so. The Bills also announced that the team has released OL Sam Young.

— The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank have kicked off their fifth annual “Touchdown for Teachers” program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. During the November 17, 2013 Buffalo Bills home game vs. the New York Jets, five selected finalists will receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to the Bills home game on November 17th
  • Pre-game field access to watch warm-ups
  • In-game recognition on the video board
  • An official Buffalo Bills game ball

The Touchdown for Teachers grand prize winner will be announced at the November 17 game and will receive an in-class visit from a Buffalo Bills player and a $1,000 grant to the winning teacher’s school.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
8:00 am – Russ Brandon on the Howard Simon Show (WGR 550)

2:30 pm – Eric Wood on the Jay Mohr Show (Fox Sports Radio)

2:40 pm – Eric Wood on ESPN Radio Cincinnati

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
October 9, 2005 — THURMAN THOMAS GOES ON WALL
RB Thurman Thomas became the 22nd member of the Bills Wall of Fame at halftime of the Bills’ 20-14 victory over the Dolphins.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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DE Mario Williams is on a franchise recording setting pace this season, as his 7.5 sacks this season are the most by any Bill through five games in team history.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
RUSS BRANDON, Buffalo Bills President and CEO
Q: The more I watch of this team, the more impressed I am by Manny Lawson. Whose idea was it to  bring in Manny Lawson?
A: It goes back to what we talked about earlier with our personnel department, in conjunction with our coaching staff. Manny is a true professional, does a lot of different things for us. Has stepped in and really performed very well. There are a lot of things that you could see he was doing in his previous stints that would fit in nicely with Coach Pettine’s defense. He has been a great addition to our organization and he’s a spectacular guy off the field and a great leader.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- ‘Legend of Kiko’ continues to grow for Bills 

Cincinnati Enquirer- Bengals-Bills: First look

AP- Bills sign QB Dennis Dixon to practice squad

BuffaloBills.com- What to watch for: Bengals at Bills

BuffaloBills.com- Marquise Goodwin playing catch up

BuffaloBills.com- Bills add LB Powell and CB Smith to 53-man roster

BuffaloBills.com- Bills add QB Dennis Dixon to practice squad

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Jim Leonhard Wired for Sound
The John Murphy Show October 8 

WGR550
Upon Further Review: Bills at Browns
All-22 – Thaddeus Lewis
Bills sign two to roster, add QB to P-Squad
How big is the drop-off? 

WIVB
Bills replace backups at LB, CB 

WGRZ
Bills Sign QB Dixon to Practice Squad

WKBW
More Roster Moves for Bills

WHAM
Bills bring in quarterback, sign Dennis Dixon

WHEC
Buffalo Bills release new renderings of Ralph Wilson Stadium renovation project
Bills sign QB Dennis Dixon to practice squad

YNN
Bills shuffle roster; QB Lewis prepares for Bengals D

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Moorman in sync with Crossman’s approachBoomer Esiason joins Bills-Bengals broadcastPrepping from the practice squadHow Lewis intends to leadBengals seeking tape on QB Lewis8 man fronts expected by Bills offenseLewis’ measure of comfort with read optionNike Elite 51 Pro Bowl Uniforms UnveiledCB Brooks has workout today

Buffalo News (Press Coverage Blog)
How the locals fared: Week Five
Bills make a pair of changes to active roster; sign QB Dennis Dixon to practice squad
Bills have attempted second-fewest kickoff returns in NFL
Bengals’ beat down of Tom Brady got Doug Marrone’s attention

ESPN.com Bills Blog
Power Rankings: No. 23 Buffalo Bills
Bills sign QB Dixon to practice squad
Checkpoint day for injured Bills

Pro Football Talk
Bills sign two to active roster, Dennis Dixon to practice squad
Bengals gathering as much Thad Lewis film as they can find

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills roster moves: Marcus Dowtin released
Stephon Gilmore injury: Bills CB to wear protective brace
Dennis Dixon joining Buffalo Bills practice squad, per report

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Add Two, Cut Two
Report: Bills Adding Dixon To Practice Squad

National Football Post
Bills sign Dennis Dixon to practice squad, Powell, Smith to active roster

All Sports WNY
Buffalo Bills Sign LB Powell and CB Smith to 53-man Roster

Bleacher Report
Are Buffalo Bills Making the Right Call Sitting Jeff Tuel for Thad Lewis?

The Sports Xchange
Bills sign QB Dixon to practice squad


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