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Sat, 02 Sep 2006 20:56:30 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns has been released from the team.
Sat, 03 Jun 2006 19:26:32 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills FB/RB Joe Burns is listed as a fullback/ruuning back on the team's official roster. Lately he's seen more work at one of those positions than the other. "Right now I get a little bit more time at tailback," said Burns. Burns does not know why, but he's not complaining. "When you get an opportunity to go in and make a play you've got to make the play no matter where you line up," said Burns. "I've taken advantage of the few opportunities I've had."
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:43:24 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns could be the early favorite for the fullback role on kickoff returns. Burns spelled LB London Fletcher at times in that role next to the kick returner last season.
Fri, 02 Sep 2005 09:00:08 -0700
Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns is one of three players battling for the No. 2 running back spot.
Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:45:47 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports the race to see who will be the Buffalo Bills No. 2 running back is still too close to call. The leading contenders are RBs Joe Burns, Shaud Williams, ReShard Lee and rookie Lionel Gates. "It's pretty close," head coach Mike Mularkey said. "The scrimmage (against the Packers on Aug. 5) was a good indicator, but they'll get a fair amount of playing time when we get into these games. We'll switch them up so they're playing against equal talent. We'll get a better chance to see what they can do as these games unfold." Tonight may be the night one of the four takes a step forward because starting RB Willis McGahee is not expected to see much playing time. The Bills want to give his backups all the time they need to distinguish themselves.
Tue, 02 Aug 2005 21:04:43 -0700
Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns is currently involved in a fierce battle with three other running backs to make the active roster as a backup. Head coach Mike Mularkey said the ability to pick up blitzes will factor into the team's decision making process when cut-down time arrives. Burns is currently listed No. 2 on the depth chart.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:51:17 -0700
Chris Brown, of Bills Digest, reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns has carved a niche for himself on special teams after making the team as an undrafted rookie in 2002. But he will face heavy competition for a roster spot from seventh-round pick RB Lionel Gates at reserve tailback and on special teams. Meanwhile, undrafted rookie FB Jon Goldsberry represents competition at fullback and special teams too.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 06:11:04 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports four Buffalo Bills running backs will be competing for the No. 2 running back slot and maybe two or three roster spots. Rookie RB Lionel Gates and RBs ReShard Lee, Joe Burns and Shaud Williams are in the mix. "We feel good based on what we saw this spring," general manager Tom Donahoe said of his back lineup. "Talking to Mike (Mularkey) and the coaches, we think there's going to be a lot of competition on the team for the second and third spot." "Joe Burns has the most experience of the guys who will be in camp. Shaud Williams did an outstanding job for us last year. We were impressed this spring with ReShard Lee, who we picked up from Dallas, and Lionel Gates, who we drafted in the seventh round. So we have four backs who we think will be very competitive to see who becomes Willis' backup."
Sat, 28 May 2005 07:02:42 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns did not participate at last week's voluntary team activities. Head coach Mike Mularkey gave no reason for his absence.
Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:00:10 -0800
Updating previous reports, the two-year deal RB Joe Burns received from the Buffalo Bills has base salaries of $455,000 (2005) and $545,000 (2006).
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