Prelude to the Draft

The NFL draft gets underway next week. The Bills are well positioned with 10 picks overall. They hold the ninth pick in the first round. Having taken a franchise quarterback last year and completed successful free agency, they are preparing to deal. THERE IS A NEED FOR A TIGHT END AND WIDE RECEIVERS. THE DEFENSIVE LINE ALSO REQUIRES BOLSTERING. CONFIDENT THE FRONT OFFICE WILL TAKE THE BEST AVAILABLE TALENT, WE SHOW SUPPORT AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills and Panthers will have joint practices. They will work out at the Carolina training facility the week of August 12. This will be a run up to their preseason contest on August 16. THE 2 TEAMS HAVE A HISTORY OF COOPERATION. SEAN McDERMOTT WAS THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE PANTHERS AND BRANDON BEANE THEIR ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS PLAYER TRADES BETWEEN THE CLUBS. WELCOMING THIS INSPIRED JOINT PROGRAM, WE LOOK AHEAD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have announced their 2019 schedule. They open the season on the road at the Jets, followed by an away game at the Giants. They open at home versus the Bengals and host the Patriots in week 4. They next travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans. The bye is in week 6. They return to host 3 home games, against the Dolphins, Eagles, and Redskins. They then go on the road versus the Browns and Dolphins. Week 12 brings them home to take on the Broncos. They appear on the road against the Cowboys in a nationally televised game on Thanksgiving. They next have a home game against the Ravens followed by a road contest versus the Steelers. In week 16 they visit the Patriots. The regular season closeout is at home with the Jets. THE SCHEDULE IS CHALLENGING BUT POTENTIALLY WINNABLE. THERE ARE NO PRIME TIME GAMES. LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT LINEUP OF FOOTBALL, WE GET READY AS 1BUFFALO.

Running back TJ Yeldon visited the Bills yesterday. The free agent veteran spent 4 seasons with the Jaguars. He also has had success as a receiving back. AT AGE 25 YELDON WOULD BE THE BILLS YOUNGEST RB. FRANK GORE AND LESEAN McCOY WILL BE 36 AND 31 THIS YEAR. SEEING THE WISDOM OF GOING WITH EXPERIENCED YOUTH, WE NOD APPROVINGLY AS 1BUFFALO.

The brand new Sports Performance Center has opened to accolades. The ribbon cutting was held last Friday. The facility is second to none in the league. THE INITIATIVE IS AN OUTGROWTH OF OWNERS TERRY AND KIM PEGULAS CONCERN FOR THEIR PLAYERS. THEY TRULY CARE ABOUT EACH ONE BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD. GRATEFUL ONCE AGAIN FOR THEIR VISION AND LEADERSHIP, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.

Offseason workouts get underway today. The voluntary program will emphasize conditioning for 2 weeks. It also marks the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sports Performance Center. A SENSE OF RENEWED HOPE PERVADES ONE BILLS DRIVE. THE REVAMPED ROSTER FEATURES 17 SIGNED FREE AGENTS. SIGNIFICANT STRIDES HAVE BEEN MADE ON BOLSTERING THE OFFENSE. LOOKING FOR PROGRESS AMID THE CHANGE, WE WELCOME THE TEAM BACK AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills are scheduling pre-draft visits and private workouts. They are interviewing college standouts in advance of the draft later this month. The coaching staff and front office are evaluating the best available talent to determine strategy. THE BILLS HAVE 10 PICKS OVERALL, WITH 2 IN THE FIRST ROUND. BRANDON BEANE IS FOCUSED ON THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND NOT SPECIFIC POSITIONS. ENERGIZED BY THE YOUNG TALENT AVAILABLE IN THIS YEARS CLASS, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

There is a new stadium in the Bills future. New Era Field is among the most antiquated venues in the NFL. Terry Pegula, one of the leagues wealthiest owners, is committed to providing a game day experience that is second to none. Along with wife Kim they have retained a consulting firm to conduct surveys of local fans. A NEW ARENA WILL BE THE FOCAL POINT OF REGIONAL RENEWAL. IT WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL PROJECTS IN THE LAST 50 YEARS. EAGER TO COOPERATE WITH THE PEGULAS IN ITS PLANNING, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have significantly bolstered the offense. They signed 7 linemen during free agency to better protect Josh Allen. They have added 2 standout wide receivers, John Brown and Cole Beasley. EXPECT MORE INFUSION OF OFFENSIVE TALENT THROUGH THE DRAFT. BRANDON BEANE HAS SAID HE WILL TAKE THE BEST AVAILABLE PLAYERS. HE DOES NOT SEE AN EMERGENCY AT ANY POSITION. CONFIDENT THAT MANAGEMENT HAS MADE THE RIGHT DECISIONS, WE LOOK FOR RESULTS AS 1BUFFALO.

Defensive end Eli Harold has signed with the Bills. Terms of the one year contract were not disclosed. The 6 – 3, 243 Harold spent last season with Detroit. He earlier was with San Francisco. THE FREE AGENT DEALS CONTINUE HEADING INTO THE DRAFT. GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON BEANE HAS PROVEN TO BE A HORSE TRADER WITH PERSONNEL MOVES. LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION FROM THE REVAMPED ROSTER, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.


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