Bills Release Richie Incognito from Reserve/Injured List

The Bills have released Richie Incognito from the reserve/injured list.  The veteran guard is now a free agent and can sign with another team.  Last month he abruptly announced his retirement, citing health concerns.  He was reportedly unhappy with his restructured contract and fired his agent.  The Bills can not recoup any bonus money they have paid him.  INCOGNITO MADE A POSITIVE RESTART TO HIS CAREER HERE.  HE WAS SELECTED FOR THE PRO BOWL EACH OF THE LAST 3 SEASONS.  WISHING HIM GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE, WE SHOW APPRECIATION AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have 100 to 1 odds of winning the Super Bowl.  Las Vegas oddsmaker Westgate lists them near the bottom of the pack.  New England again dominates at 6 to 1.  They are followed by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Los Angeles Rams.  Cleveland and Cincinnati bring up the rear.  THE LINE DOES NOT FAVOR THE BILLS EVEN AFTER THE BLOCKBUSTER DRAFT FOR JOSH ALLEN.  THE TEAM IS SEEN IN A REBUILDING MODE.  HOPING TO BEAT THE LINE AND BE CONTENDERS, WE WAGER OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott and his wife Jamie visited Oishei Childrens Hospital last week.  They greeted the  patients and distributed Bills blankets and gifts.  The coach commented he hopes his players will be as tough as these young people.  THE AFTERNOON WAS PART OF THE BILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH.  THE ORGANIZATION ENCOURAGES SUCH CIVIC CONSCIENCE.  GRATEFUL TO THE McDERMOTTS FOR THEIR COMPASSION AND CONCERN, WE SALUTE THE YOUNG HEROES AS 1BUFFALO.

Planning must begin now for a new all-weather stadium.  The lease on New Era field expires in a few years.  A new venue should logically be constructed downtown adjacent to Key Center.  It will be the focal point of regional renaissance and pride.  THE PEGULAS MUST EXERT LEADERSHIP TO SPEARHEAD THE DRIVE.  COOPERATION WILL BE REQUIRED AMONG THE TEAM, LEAGUE, AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.  LOOKING FOR INSPIRED COLLABORATION TO MAKE IT A REALITY, WE RESOLVE TO DO OUR PART AS 1BUFFALO.

The offseason is marked by new beginnings at One Bills Drive.  Coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have remade the roster.  They have traded and released high priced veterans in favor of more economical talent.  They wheeled and dealed to trade up in the draft for Josh Allen, the long anticipated franchise quarterback.  THE START OF TRAINING CAMP IS JUST 2 MONTHS AWAY.  EXPECT MORE PERSONNEL SHUFFLING IN THE LEAD UP TO CAMP.  ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW IT ALL PLAYS OUT, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills will officially retire Thurman Thomas jersey number 34.  The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Monday Night game on October 29.  Thomas joins Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as the only Bills whose numbers have been retired.  In the history of the league there have only been 150 players so honored.  THE 5 TIME PRO BOWLER IS ONE OF THE BILLS ALL TIME GREATS.  HE WAS ENTERED INTO THE HALL OF FAME IN 2007.  CONGRATULATING THURMAN AND HIS FAMILY ON THIS OUTSTANDING ACCOLADE, WE  CELEBRATE WITH THEM AS 1BUFFALO.

Wide receiver Russell Shepard will visit the Bills this week.  The veteran was released by Carolina after declining to restructure his 10 million dollar contract.  He earlier played 4 seasons for Tampa Bay.  THE BILLS ARE TOP HEAVY WITH 17 RECEIVERS ON THE DEPTH CHART.  SHEPARD WOULD BE YET ANOTHER PANTHERS ALUM TO CONNECT WITH COACH McDERMOTT.  QUESTIONING THE WISDOM OF SIGNING AN OVERPRICED PLAYER WITH MEDIOCRE RECORD, WE SHAKE OUR HEADS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have signed fullback Zach Olstad.  He was the only one of the 31 players in rookie mini camp to receive a contract.  The 5 – 11, 245 pound Olstad played for Winona State.  To make room on the roster the Bills waived Aaron Green.  OLSTAD PROVIDES DEPTH AT FULLBACK BEHIND PAT DIMARCO.  HE MIGHT ALSO PLAY TIGHT END.  SEEING THE WISDOM OF BRINGING HIM ON BOARD, WE NOD APPROVAL AS 1BUFFALO.

Former Bills head coach Chuck Knox is dead at age 86.  He guided the team for 5 seasons starting in 1978.  During that time the Bills were AFC Championships and played in a wildcard game.  He left to join the Seahawks.  Earlier he was with the Rams.  KNOX WAS NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR 3 TIMES.  HE WAS KNOWN FOR HIS HARD DRIVING, BLUE COLLAR WORK ETHIC.  EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY, WE LOCK ARMS IN REMEMBRANCE AS 1BUFFALO.

Tremaine Edmunds has signed his rookie contract.  The first round draft pick inked a 4 year pact.  The Virginia Tech linebacker had 109 tackles his senior year.  THE BILLS STILL NEED TO SIGN DRAFTEES JOSH ALLEN AND HARRISON PHILLIPS.  THEY ARE EXPECTED TO COME TO TERMS SHORTLY.  GRATEFUL THAT MOST OF THIS YEARS CLASS IS ON BOARD, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.


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