It was a special 3-hour afternoon edition of The John Murphy on Wednesday. It is day two of NFL Free Agency and the Bills remain busy. We began the show with the news of the day that included a handful of confirmed free agent visits. We then went straight into the official introduction of quarterback Matt Cassel, whose trade from Minnesota was made official yesterday. An upbeat Cassel met with the media and afterwards stopped by our studio to discuss the trade, his path in the NFL, and why he and his family are excited to be moving here to Buffalo.
“My agent called and said I’ve been acquired in a trade. At first you always go, what just happened? You really aren’t expecting it. Then as soon as I found out I was coming to Buffalo, there was a lot of excitement. My wife and I were super excited. We started playing the theme (Shout) song on the phone for the kids. Let’s Go Buf-fa-lo! I love it! We were all fired up. We were also just excited about a new opportunity and right now with what’s going on with the Bills, with the team, Coach Ryan, offensively for me Coach Roman, I just think there’s a lot of good energy and a lot of good players coming in here.”
Fullback Jerome Felton also signed on the dotted line with the team on Wednesday. Felton makes his way from Minnesota and had his press conference which we listened in to as well.
General Manager Doug Whaley etched out some time from his busy schedule to recap day one of Free Agency here at One Bills Drive and also explain the wild moves we saw around the league on Tuesday. He shared his thoughts on the trades for Matt Cassel and LeSean McCoy and the free agent visits. Whaley also discussed how his head coach and the owners have played a big role in these offseason dealings.
“No doubt about it. It’s not only Rex Ryan but the whole staff. I’ll tell you the truth, the way the Pegulas relate to players makes everybody at ease and even the players.” Whaley said “I’m telling you, they’re (Pegulas) unbelievable owners and the best I’ve been around so far.”
Kick off specialist Jordan Gay called in to round out the show. He talked about his extension with the team, staying together with the rest of his teammates on the unit, and the role he plays in making the special teams group an important part of the team.
Bills Insider Chris Brown also stopped by to recap and weigh in on the Bills moves, what he took from the Matt Cassel press conference, and look ahead to the rest of the offseason for the team. To hear that and the rest of Wednesday’s John Murphy Show, click here.
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