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Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:03:52 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills DL Aaron Schobel currently sits at fourth on the Bills all-time sack list with 51.5 career sacks. LB Cornelius Bennett sits third on the list with 52.5, while DL Phil Hansen sits second, with 61.5. The all-time Bills sack leader is DL Bruce Smith, with 171.
Mon, 07 Jan 2002 09:12:48 -0800
The AP reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen announced his retirement from the NFL Monday.
Sat, 17 Nov 2001 07:22:37 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills SS Raion Hill (shoulder) was added to the injury list as questionable. He did not practice Friday. Lance Brown and Keion Carpenter are expected to share time at strong safety Sunday. Travares Tillman is expected to start at free safety. Injured DE Phil Hansen (calf) will be a game-time decision.
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 09:46:08 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Aaron Schobel returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice while his wife delivered their first child, a boy, Brock Thomas Schobel. DT Tyrone Robertson left practice early Thursday after hurting his ribs, but head coach Gregg Williams said Robertson should be okay for Sunday. DE Phil Hansen (calf) did not practice Thursday.
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 10:14:17 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen (pulled calf muscle) has been added to the team's injury report but is hopeful he can play this weekend. He'll likely be a game day decision. S Keion Carpenter (cracked ribs) worked in individual drills on Thursday and is also likely a game day decision. Ts Jerry Ostroski (leg) and Jonas Jennings (sprained foot) continued to see some snaps with the first-string offense and could start this weekend, while OT John Fina (knee) appears to be another week away even though he practiced Thursday.
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 15:24:02 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Gregg Williams said TE Jay Riemersma suffered an injury to his sciatic nerve, which he was able to bounce back from. DE Phil Hansen tweaked his elbow a few times and had to come out of the ball game but was all right. LB Fred Jones (sprained shoulder) was also able to come back and the injury isn't believed to be serious.
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:26:58 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen (elbow) practiced fully Thursday and appears to be ready to return to the starting lineup. OT John Fina and DT Shawn Price returned to practice Thursday.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 15:23:56 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen (elbow) and WR Jeremy McDaniel (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Both are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, but Hansen expects to play.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 08:22:33 -0700
The Democrat and Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills rookie RT Jonas Jennings (sprained arch) will not play Sunday. Jon Carman or Marques Sullivan will start in his place. DT Leif Larsen is doubtful with a dislocated elbow, while DE Phil Hansen, who has the same injury, is listed as questionable. Coach Gregg Williams said Hansen will receive more repetitions in practice and if he continues to improve, he could play against the Chargers.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:28:18 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills C Bill Conaty (shoulder) was held out of practice Monday, but should be back by Wednesday. OL Jonas Jennings suffered a sprained foot in Thursday’s game and was also held out of practice. Head coach Gregg Williams said Jenning’s injury will be evaluated tonight and tomorrow and will see where he is Wednesday before they make any decisions. DE Phil Hansen (shoulder) and WR Jeremy McDaniel (ankle) should return to practice Monday. DT Leif Larsen (elbow) will see some limited action in practice.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 06:52:55 -0700
The Democrat and Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen (elbow) may be able to return Thursday night for the team's game at Jacksonville. Hansen's status for the Jaguars is questionable after he re-aggravated his injury in practice on Sunday. He was able to practice yesterday at the stadium but was still favoring the arm. "I went through the drills at about 75 percent and got through it OK," Hansen said.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:42:13 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen (elbow), DT Leif Larsen (elbow) and WR Jeremy McDaniel (ankle) missed practice Sunday. RB Larry Centers (knee) practiced fully and head coach Gregg Williams said he looked better than he had since the game against the New Orleans Saints. DE Erik Flowers missed practice because his wife gave birth Sunday morning.
Wed, 03 Oct 2001 14:34:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills.com reports the team has listed DE Phil Hansen, DB Tony Driver, DE Leif Larsen and WR Jeremy McDaniel as OUT for Sunday's game. The three players most seriously injured against Indianapolis last Sunday, LB Brandon Spoon, OT John Fina and OL Jonas Jennings all practiced Wednesday, and coach Gregg Williams is hopeful they can play on Sunday. QB Rob Johnson practiced on Wednesday, and when he was asked if he would be in the lineup Sunday, he replied, "I will play."
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 06:32:47 -0700
The Democrat and Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills DEs Phil Hansen and Leif Larsen, both with dislocated elbows, are likely to sit out Sunday's game with the Jets. Also likely to sit are WR Jeremy McDaniel who was fitted for a cast to immobilize his high ankle sprain, and DB Tony Driver, who has a dislocated shoulder. Coach Gregg Williams said he thinks OT Fina will be able to return to action this week, and that fellow starting OT Jonas Jennings (hip) and rookie LB Brandon Spoon (elbow) may return to practice and could play on Sunday.
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:24:40 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports for the Sporting News that Buffalo Bills WR Jeremy McDaniel (high ankle sprain) is likely to miss several weeks. Backup Avion Black will most likely take over McDaniel's spot. DE Phil Hansen's (dislocated right elbow) will also be out several weeks but his replacement Bryce Fisher is nursing a broken thumb. However, Fisher will most likely be ready to go on Sunday.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:46:46 -0700
The Tribune Review reports, as an update to a previous story, the Buffalo Bills reported six injuries after Sunday's game. OT Kris Farris who broke his leg, had season-ending surgery last night in which doctors inserted a rod to stablize the limb. Jon Carman replaced Farris. DE Phil Hansen and DT Leif Larsen (dislocated elbows), WR Jeremy McDaniel (high-ankle sprain), S Tony Driver (dislocated shoulder) and QB Rob Johnson (aggravation of a hip injury). Johnson said there might be some nerve damage to his hip.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:36:26 -0700
ESPN reports in addition to the previously reported bruised hip suffered by QB Rob Johnson and the broken leg suffered by OL Kris Farris, the Buffalo Bills suffered two other injuries during today's game. Starting DE Phil Hansen dislocated his right elbow and WR Jeremy McDaniel sprained his ankle.
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:52:44 -0700
Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen is prepared to not play Sunday and relinquish his pay check to honor those victims of the terrorist attacks this week. "Doesn't football seem pretty trivial after yesterday?" Hanson said. "It's a wake-up call. Go home. Hug your wife. Count your blessings."
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 07:37:57 -0700
Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills LB Junior Robinson was held out of afternoon practice yesterday due to a brief bout with asthma. OL Jon Carman missed practice with a sprained foot. Head coach Gregg Williams said that the injury is not as serious as first thought. DE Phil Hansen was held out of afternoon practice after feeling a slight pull in his groin. OL John Fina returned to practice after missing a few days with a slight sprain in his calf.
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 06:55:51 -0700
Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills OL John Fina suffered a slight sprain in his calf during Thursday's practice. OL Jonas Jennings re-aggravated an injury to his left thigh. Jennings pulled a left thigh muscle Saturday. Jennings and Fina were evaluated and could return to practice today. DT Lance Brown missed practice to visit a specialist for an irritated eye. Head coach Gregg Williams said the visit was only for precautionary reasons. DE Phil Hansen returned to practice after dislocating his finger Wednesday, but said he felt some discomfort.
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 19:06:33 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen suffered a dislocated finger on his right hand during the morning practice. He returned for the afternoon session with his middle three fingers wrapped together. Eleven other players sat out both practices, including CB Antoine Winfield (hamstring), who's been out since Sunday, RB Sammy Morris (hamstring), TE Jay Riemersma (hamstring) and WR Jeremy McDaniel (sprained right ankle).
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 11:27:53 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen was excused from practice Monday because his wife is expecting a child and is due sometime this week.
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 11:14:58 -0700
As an update to previously reported stories, the Buffalo News reports the Buffalo Bills are expected to remain focused on their defensive line for their first round pick in the NFL Draft. Defensive tackle, defensive end, offensive line and cornerback are the team's pressing needs. The Bills have only two proven starters on the defensive line, DE Phil Hansen and DT Pat Williams. Bills President and GM Tom Donahoe isn't tipping his hand, although he acknowledges the Bills need on the defensive line. Donahoe stresses the Bills aren't going to take any wild gamble with their selection.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 03:28:36 -0800
According to ESPN's John Clayton, the roster and contract moves made by the Buffalo Bills on or before Thursday gave them some needed cap relief. They received more than $3 million in salary concessions from LB John Holecek, CB Ken Irvin and DE Phil Hansen. Their willingness to restructure reportedly saved their roster spots. To free up more space they cut QB Doug Flutie along with the previously reported LB Sam Rogers and OT Ethan Albright.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:14:49 -0800
Len Pasquarelli of SportsLine.com reports Buffalo Bills DE Phil Hansen agreed to reduce his scheduled 2001 base salary from $3 million to $2.5 million. There were also some changes made to Hansen's contract for the 2002 season. The contract will officially be signed on Wednesday.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 10:23:46 -0800
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's Leo Roth reports the Buffalo Bills are still working on hammering out new cap-friendly contracts with several players. DE Phil Hansen is in the process of reworking his contract in order to remain with the team. The Bills have asked Hansen to cut his $3 million base salary in half. Doing so would allow them to lower his $4.5 million cap figure without adding extra years to his deal. The on-again, off-again contract restructure by OC Jerry Ostroski may be on again. He reportedly has agreed to a $250,000 pay cut. It would save the Bills about $760,000 but add another year to his contract (through 2003). The Bills have finalized a re-structured deal for NT Pat Williams that will save another $800,000 and they are close to a new deal with LB John Holecek.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 02:53:27 -0800
John Clayton of ESPN reports contrary to earlier reports, Buffalo Bills LB John Holecek has not restructured his contract, at this point. The team still wants Holecek, LB Sam Rogers, DE Phil Hansen, CB Ken Irvin and others to restructure their deals. Despite being close to a contract extension for OC Jerry Ostroski last Friday, Ostroski wasn't sure where he stood Monday. The team asked him Monday to replace salary with signing bonus. This came on the heels of both sides being close to an extension in which Ostroski was willing to turn some salary into incentives. Ostroski's worried that a straight restructure would jump his 2002 cap number to around $5.9 million and put him in a position to be cut. It appears because of the willingness of both sides, something will get done soon.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:35:14 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Buffalo News reports in addition to the release of DL Ted Washington today, the Buffalo Bills may be looking to part ways with LB Sam Rogers, OL Joe Panos, DE Phil Hansen, LB John Holecek, CB Ken Irvin and RB Antowain Smith to open additional room under the salary cap.
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:55:57 -0800
Leo Roth reports in the Democrat and Chronicle the Buffalo Bills continue to make changes to meet the salary cap requirements. In addition to NT Ted Washington, the team may also release LB Sam Rogers, OG Joe Panos, RB Antowain Smith and DE Phil Hansen. Hansen may stay if he finally decides to accept a $1 million pay cut. The Bills are working to restructure the contracts of S Henry Jones and OC Jerry Ostroski, to free up another $2 million. The team will soon make a decision on which QB to keep, Doug Flutie or Rob Johnson. The quarterbacks each met with GM Tom Donahoe, coach Gregg Williams, offensive coordinator Mike Sheppard and quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe. Donahoe told radio station WNSA he was pleased with both meetings. The Bills staff is now off to the NFL Scouting Combine.
Tue, 06 Feb 2001 10:18:28 -0800
According to Leo Roth of the Democrat and Chronicle the Buffalo Bills are looking for salary cap space to sign WR Eric Moulds and they have been asking other players to restructure their contracts to find that money. They have asked veteran DL Ted Washington and Phil Hansen to take pay cuts, said Angelo Wright, Washington's agent. Both players have refused, which may factor into their possible release. GM Tom Donahoe also needs to work on re-signing star DE Marcellus Wiley. Washington took a pay cut last season of about $1 million. Donahoe knows he and the team face a long road of difficult salary decisions.
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 16:18:49 -0800
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Buffalo Bills have restructured the contract of TE Jay Riemersma to free up some salary cap space. Riemersma was set to earn $1.6 million this year but reduced his salary down to $484,000 in base salary and will receive the remaining $1.116 million in a signing bonus. The move opens up about $744,000 under the salary cap this year. Buffalo is between $12-$15 million over the salary cap this year. DL Ted Washington and DE Phil Hansen will also be asked to reduce their salary cap hit. $16 million is also currently tied up in QBs Rob Johnson and Doug Flutie.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:26:56 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Buffalo News reports QB Doug Flutie will start for the Buffalo Bills this weekend as QB Rob Johnson (concussion) will sit out the final game of the year. RB Sammy Morris (ankle) hasn't practiced yet this week. DE Phil Hansen (knee), LB Sam Cowart (ankle), LB Sam Rogers (groin/shoulder), DB Antoine Winfield (shoulder) and DB Keion Carpenter (ankle) are all out again. OL John Fina (knee) may be able to return and is expected to practice later in the week.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 19:41:39 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Wade Phillips, during his Monday press conference, stated QB Rob Johnson (concussion) still has headaches and probably won't practice this week, which means Doug Flutie is likely to start this weekend. DE Phil Hansen (knee) and RB Sammy Morris (ankle) won't play this weekend. LB Sam Rogers (shoulder/groin) underwent shoulder surgery on Monday morning and is also out. OL John Fina (knee) may play.
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:51:21 -0800
ESPN reports OT John Fina (knee) will not play for the Buffalo Bills today. Marcus Spriggs will move to left tackle and Robert Hicks will play at right tackle. DL Phil Hansen (back) is out.
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 17:09:11 -0800
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have declared S Keion Carpenter, LB Sam Cowart, DE Phil Hansen and LB Sam Rogers inactive for this weekend's game.
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 15:33:37 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills QB Rob Johnson (elbow) threw some during Thursday's practice but was still experiencing some pain. Head coach Wade Phillips still believes Johnson will be able to play this weekend. In other news, T John Fina (knee) and DE Phil Hansen (knee) have not yet practiced this week.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 15:14:55 -0800
The Buffalo News reports DB Chris Watson and P Chris Mohr are listed as probable with minor ankle maladies. LBs Sam Cowart (ankle) and Sam Rogers (groin) and S Keion Carpenter (ankle) have been ruled out. QB Rob Johnson (elbow) isn't listed on the injury report and coach Wade Phillips said he will start Sunday against the Pats. T John Fina (knee) and DE Phil Hansen (knee) did not practice Wednesday, both are listed as questionable with knee injuries.
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 18:54:34 -0800
Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills QB Rob Johnson (bursa sac) is sore and his movement in his throwing arm is limited right now. Head coach Wade Phillips expects him to play but Johnson said he's "really sore." DE Phil Hansen (knee) and OT John Fina (knee) may also be sidelined.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 16:29:09 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DL Phil Hansen (knee) is expected to return to the starting lineup this week. He played briefly last Sunday after missing four games with a sprained knee. LT John Fina missed (knee) his second straight practice Thursday. He is questionable for the Monday night game at Indianapolis. Both RB Sammy Morris (ankle) and CB Donovan Greer (ankle) practiced on a limited basis the last two days. Both have proclaimed themselves ready for Monday night.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 17:14:50 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills CB Donovan Greer (ankle) tried to play over the weekend but his ankle was simply too sore to hold up to playing conditions and he quickly came out of the game. DL Phil Hansen (knee) played mostly on passing downs but the team elected not to play him more due to the fact that they were getting blown out of the game by the Dolphins.
Sat, 02 Dec 2000 12:48:28 -0800
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills CB Donovan Greer (ankle) was able to return to practice on Friday and may now be able to play this weekend. He'll be a gametime decision for the Bills this weekend. If he can't play, Chris Watson will start at cornerback while Daryl Porter will serve as the third CB. TE Sheldon Jackson (ankle) practiced on Friday. DL Phil Hansen (knee) may be able to play on passing downs this weekend. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports RB Sammy Morris (ankle) still isn't able to make cuts on his ankle, but the team is remaining hopeful as they did not name him as one of their early inactives.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 12:11:45 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Sammy Morris (ankle) and CB Donovan Greer (ankle), according to the Buffalo News, both missed Thursday's practice and will likely have to sit out this weekend's game against the Dolphins. TE Sheldon Jackson (ankle) practiced, but aggravated his ankle injury. He's still listed as questionable by the team. DE Phil Hansen (knee) went through his second-straight practice but remains questionable. Hansen stated he'll probably be a gametime decision this weekend.
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 18:03:54 -0800
The Buffalo News reports QB Rob Johnson (ribs), TE Sheldon Jackson (ankle) and LB Freddie Jones (hip) were also banged up for the Buffalo Bills over the weekend but are expected to be fine. RB Sammy Morris (ankle) remains a question mark for this weekend as he still hasn't been able to cut but is running straight ahead. DE Phil Hansen (knee) will be monitored again in practice this week and could return. DB Donovan Greer (ankle) remains day-to-day.