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Bills are playing beat the clock, poorly

With training camp opening later this week, the Buffalo Bills are working to get their rookies signed.

The problem?  They’ve only got three in the bag. 

The latest is fifth-round safety Nic Harris, who has agreed to terms, according to the team’s official web site.

Unsigned are first-round defensive end Aaron Maybin, first-round center Eric Wood, second-round cornerback Jarius Byrd, second-round offensive lineman Andy Levitre, and fourth-round tight end Shawn Nelson.

So they need to sign two first-rounders, two second-rounders, and a fourth-rounder. 

And the first training-camp practice will be held on Saturday morning.

Our advice?  Brew some coffee.  And put some whiskey in it.

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25 Responses to “Bills are playing beat the clock, poorly”
  1. fay says: Jul 22, 2009 12:47 PM

    O-Linemen Wood and Levitre are both starters, both learning new positions, and wont be there for camp?
    O yea, this will end well in Buffalo

  2. FLORIOLEADSWITNESSES says: Jul 22, 2009 12:48 PM

    Bill who?

  3. Lumas101 says: Jul 22, 2009 12:49 PM

    This isn’t exactly out of the ordinary for the Bills.
    Based on how they usually get around to signing draft picks, they’ll get Nelson today or tomorrow, Byrd and Levitre tomorrow or Friday, and Wood and Maybin will probably be signed just in the nick of time, or just a day or two late.

  4. ElCabong says: Jul 22, 2009 12:50 PM

    Our advice? Brew some coffee. And put some whiskey in it.
    Was this the same advice given to Arthur Blank with Vick and his $100M contract?

  5. Mangy66 says: Jul 22, 2009 12:51 PM

    Sheesh…all the players that could potentially get A LOT of playing time this year.
    In fact…all could start.

  6. GDHussak says: Jul 22, 2009 12:55 PM

    Things must be really slow over there today, huh?
    First, now that you’re with NBC, could you at least get someone to proof-read the posts. It’s the Bills…not the Bill…in the headline no less.
    Why the Bills?
    What about the Cowboys? (0 of 12)
    What about the Broncos? (1 of 10)
    What about the Lions? (4 of 10)
    What about the Colts? (0 of 8)
    What about the Jaguars? (3 of 9)
    What about the Chiefs? (3 of 8)
    What about the Dolphins? (5 of 9)
    What about the Saints? (0 of 4)
    What about the Raiders? (1 of 6)
    What about the Chargers? (1 of 8)
    I think there are far more teams (like 1/3 of the league) that have more to sign than the Bills.

  7. Rossum20 says: Jul 22, 2009 12:55 PM

    Big Deal….this is hardly “abnormal”…do any teams have all their picks signed yet? Most teams still have a chunk of players unsigned…yawn.

  8. chris says: Jul 22, 2009 1:04 PM

    Lots of teas still need to sign rookies…This is a none story.

  9. cossack says: Jul 22, 2009 1:08 PM

    Who’s Bill?

  10. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 22, 2009 1:08 PM

    Bill who?

  11. Facts Domino says: Jul 22, 2009 1:12 PM

    Bill are playing?
    Come on Mike typflori-O.

  12. Burritto says: Jul 22, 2009 1:21 PM

    “Bill are playing beat the clock, poorly”
    Herro, prease?

  13. footballnut says: Jul 22, 2009 1:25 PM

    Irish Whiskey that is…if you’re going to do it, do it right.

  14. bobinpuertorico says: Jul 22, 2009 1:26 PM

    Wow! Florio just continues to offer brilliant insights regarding the Bills.

  15. wildgig says: Jul 22, 2009 1:28 PM

    Close the franchise

  16. LetsgoBuffalo says: Jul 22, 2009 1:39 PM

    Shouldnt the title read “Bills are playing beat the clock, poorly”??
    Dont worry, they will all get signed. Maybin might holdout into next week but we must get Wood and Levitre signed, they could both start this year.

  17. pray4thebills says: Jul 22, 2009 1:58 PM

    florio are playing real sports reporter, poorly.

  18. DarkKnight says: Jul 22, 2009 2:05 PM

    This team has a terrible track record of getting number ones and twos in camp on time and this year they’ve got 2 of each. Jim Overdorf (SVP-Cap) is basically one-man cap/negotiation office. Don’t forget these are the nuckleheads who cut Derick Dockery in Feb when there multiple teams interested in dealing for him.

  19. TealDeal says: Jul 22, 2009 2:07 PM

    Who’s Bill and why are they in Toronto?

  20. Empire Jones says: Jul 22, 2009 2:10 PM

    when you say “the clock”, you really mean the Pats, Jets, and Fins, don’t you?

  21. orangecrushd says: Jul 22, 2009 3:02 PM

    has ESPN picked up this story yet?

  22. Mangy66 says: Jul 22, 2009 3:17 PM

    Once the “Spell Checkers” get over themselves…I think it’s prudent to point out that the Bills drafted very well towards their needs, and this draft is probably more important to this season for the Bills than any other team.
    Like I said before. All of the unsigned Bills are either slated to start, or to get a lot of playing time.
    By the way…the “Spell Checking Fools” need to go get a life. They can go back to nit-picking on their kids, so they can raise some REAL “Winners”.
    I mean seriously…do you want your kids to turn out like Aaron Wilson?!!?!?
    Didn’t think so.

  23. Marty says: Jul 22, 2009 3:56 PM

    Did the Bills get Wood after they took Levitra?

  24. bwdelcam says: Jul 22, 2009 5:09 PM

    Thanks for correcting the title, but its unfortunate that you did not post my original post.

  25. mikeo says: Jul 23, 2009 7:08 PM

    Hey DarkKnight,
    Just curious. Which teams were interested in signing that loser? What proof do you have? IMHO, cutting him was a smart move. He only played when he wanted to, and that wasn’t very often.
    One of the biggest mistakes in this franchise’s history was signing that loser.

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