Bills Will Celebrate Life of Pancho Billa at Home Opener

The Bills will celebrate the life of Pancho Billa at the home opener. He will be honored at the Bengals game on September 22. His girlfriend, Veronica, and 2 children will be in the stands for the ceremony. PANCHO PASSED THIS WEEK AT AGE 39. BILLS FANS EVERYWHERE MOURN HIS UNTIMELY DEATH. ALREADY MORE THAN 60,000 HAS BEEN CONTRIBUTED TO TEACHERS DESK TO PURCHASE BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY STUDENTS LOCALLY AND IN HIS HOME STATE OF TEXAS. CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE BY GOING TO TEACHERS DESK AND CLICKING ON #PanchosPack. JOINING THE #BILLSMAFIA IN PAYING OUR RESPECTS, WE PAUSE TO REFLECT AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills staff volunteered to clean up Delaware Park. Led by club President Kim Pegula and Coach McDermott, they gathered to spruce up the Rose Garden near the Art Gallery. The effort was part of the teams #BillsHuddlefor100 program which celebrates the NFLs 100 Anniversary. Fans are encouraged to donate 100 minutes of community service. BUFFALO MAYOR BYRON BROWN LAUDED THE EFFORT. HE ANNOUNCED THAT CITY HALL WOULD BE ILLUMINED IN BILLS RED AND BLUE COLORS IN MEMORY OF PANCHO BILLA. COMMENDING THE ORGANIZATION FOR ITS CIVIC CONSCIENCE, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

Pancho Billa named Teacher’s Desk in lieu of flowers. The late Ezra Castro designated the worthwhile charity to receive memorial gifts. The funds will be used to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for underprivileged children. Over 47,000 has already been raised. EACH BACKPACK WILL HAVE A PANCHO BILLA TAG. TO DONATE, CLICK ON TEACHER’S DESK AND DESIGNATE #PanchosPack. THERE HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FROM BILLS FANS EVERYWHERE. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSION OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO OUR WONDERFUL FRIEND. RALLYING TO SUSTAIN PANCHOS LEGACY, WE MAKE OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills co-owner Kim Pegula said Pancho Billa was a tremendous inspiration. She posted the following tribute: Pancho was a pillar of positive strength and energy for me and all of #Bills Mafia. He’s been a tremendous inspiration for our team. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him and get to know his story. My heart goes out to his children, friends and family. Viva los Bills! PANCHO PASSED TUESDAY AFTER A COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER. A GoFundMe PAGE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO HELP HIS FAMILY. REFLECTING ON THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF OUR WONDERFUL FRIEND AND BOOSTER, WE PAY TRIBUTE AS 1BUFFALO.

Pancho Billa has succumbed to cancer. The Bills Super Fan was 39. Ezra Castro was a lifelong booster of the team. He attended many games dressed in his signature red, white, and blue outfit with facial paint and sombrero. PANCHO BONDED WITH NUMEROUS PLAYERS, PARTICULARLY HARRISON PHILLIPS WHOSE DRAFT SELECTION HE ANNOUNCED IN 2018. DESPITE DECLINING HEALTH, HE REMAINED CONNECTED TO THE ORGANIZATION EVEN WHILE IN HOSPICE. FANS THROUGHOUT BILLS NATION UNITE IN EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO HIS GIRLFRIEND, VERONICA, AND 2 CHILDREN. THE BILLS MAFIA HAS LOST ONE OF ITS OWN. GRATEFUL FOR HIS STEADFAST COURAGE AND LOYALTY, WE LOCK ARMS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have re-signed tight end Lee Smith to a 3 year deal. He formerly was with the club from 2011-2014. He then played 4 seasons for the Raiders. SMITH BECOMES THE THIRD FREE AGENT TIGHT END TO BE SIGNED IN ADDITION TO 2 TAKEN IN THE COLLEGE DRAFT. EXPECT MORE PERSONNEL SHUFFLING AS THE ROSTER IS TWEAKED. WELCOMING LEE BACK TO TOWN, WE SALUTE THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills are signing 2 undrafted prospects after rookie mini camp. Tight end Moral Stephens from the University of Florida has received a contract. UAB defensive lineman Quindarius Thagard is expected to ink his deal today. 36 COLLEGE STANDOUTS WERE INVITED TO THE CAMP. STEPHENS AND THAGARD IMPRESSED THE COACHES WITH THEIR STRENGTH AND ATHLETICISM. SALUTING THESE YOUNG MEN FOR MAKING THE ROSTER, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.

Tyree Jackson will compete for the Bills third quarterback position. The UB Bulls standout now has a chance at making the team. The retirement of veteran Derek Anderson paves the way for him. JACKSON HAD A STELLAR COLLEGE CAREER, IMPRESSING WITH HIS STRONG ARM. LAST YEAR HE COMPLETED 3131 YARDS AND 28 TOUCHDOWNS. HE WAS THE FIRST UB GRAD TO BE NAMED MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. LOOKING FOR A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO THE PROS BY THE HOMETOWN FAVORITE, WE CHEER HIM ON AS 1BUFFALO.

Rookie minicamp opened yesterday with 7 draftees signed. First round pick Ed Oliver and standout Cody Ford are on board. The only holdout is Dawson Knox. MINICAMP GIVES THE COACHES THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THIS YEARS CLASS. 36 UNDRAFTED PROSPECTS ARE ALSO BEING GIVEN A TRYOUT. LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION FROM THE YOUNG COLLEGE TALENT, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

Quarterback Derek Anderson has announced his retirement. He was brought in last year to serve as backup to Josh Allen following his injury. The 14 year veteran was a valuable mentor to Allen and Matt Barkley. ANDERSON STARTED HIS CAREER IN 2005 WITH THE RAVENS AND LATER PLAYED FOR CLEVELAND, ARIZONA, AND CAROLINA. HE WORKED WITH COACH McDERMOTT AND CAM NEWTON FOR THE PANTHERS. ANDERSONS RETIREMENT PAVES THE WAY FOR UB BULLS QB TYREE JACKSON TO ROUND OUT THE SIGNAL CALLING RESPONSIBILITIES. EXTENDING ALL BEST WISHES TO DEREK AND HIS FAMILY AS HE TRANSITIONS TO THE NEXT CHAPTER, WE STAND UNITED AS 1BUFFALO.


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