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Bills | J. Burns released from team

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 20:56:30 -0700

BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns has been released from the team.

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Bills | Burns seeing action at running back

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."

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Bills | Burns favorite for FB role on kickoffs

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.

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Bills | Burns Battling for No. 2 RB Spot

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.

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Bills | Race for No. 2 Running Back Too Close to Call

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.

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Bills | Burns Engaged in Training Camp Battle

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.

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Bills | Burns Feeling the Heat

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.

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Bills | Four in the Mix for No. 2 Running Back

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."

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Bills | Burns Sits out OTAs

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.

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Bills | Burns Contract Breakdown

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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Bills | Burns Contract Update

Sat, 19 Mar 2005 20:28:51 -0800

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns has signed a one-year contract believed to be worth $455,000, according to ESPN.com.

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Bills | Burns Re-signed

Sat, 19 Mar 2005 09:00:11 -0800

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills have re-signed RB Joe Burns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Bills | Burns Not Offered Tender

Wed, 02 Mar 2005 07:29:31 -0800

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills did not offer a tender to RB Joe Burns, which makes him an unrestricted free agent.

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Bills | Williams/Burns Split Practice Reps

Wed, 22 Dec 2004 16:37:20 -0800

Buffalo Bills head coach Mike Mularkey said RBs Shaud Williams and Joe Burns split first-team practice reps Wednesday, Dec. 22, due to starting RB Willis McGahee (knee) sidelined with a knee injury. Mularkey said the team has yet to decide whether Williams or Burns would start in Week 16, if McGahee were unable to play.

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Bills | Burns Practices, Expected for Opener

Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:21:46 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 10, and is expected to play in the Sunday, Sept. 12, game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Bills | Burns Injury Update

Thu, 09 Sep 2004 21:59:33 -0700

Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, and has recovered from a high ankle sprain.

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Bills | Burns Probable

Wed, 08 Sep 2004 19:20:48 -0700

Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 1, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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Bills | Burns Sits Out of Practice

Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:14:17 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns (ankle) sat out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 31.

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Bills | Burns Held Out of Game

Sun, 22 Aug 2004 18:35:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns (ankle) was held out of the team's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 21, due to injury, according to Gregg Pastore of BuffaloBills.com.

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Bills | Burns Limited

Thu, 19 Aug 2004 17:02:51 -0700

Geoff Nason, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns (ankle) saw limited action during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

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Bills | Burns Candidate for Kickoff Return Duties

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 12:19:11 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns is a candidate for the team's kickoff return duties.

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Bills | Burns Sits Out Practice

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 12:03:10 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, Aug. 12.

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Bills | Burns Sits Out Practice

Fri, 13 Aug 2004 11:54:06 -0700

Geoff Nason, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns (ankle) sat out practice on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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Bills | Burns Injured

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 18:09:25 -0700

BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills FB Joe Burns (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain during practice Wednesday, Aug. 4. A timetable for his return has not yet been established but Burns is expected to miss at least a few days.

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Bills | Burns Re-signed

Wed, 07 Apr 2004 20:37:19 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed exclusive-rights free agent RB Joe Burns to a one-year, $380,000 deal.

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Bills | Burns Offered Tender

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 08:11:08 -0800

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills have made a tender offer to RB Joe Burns, who is a restricted free agent.

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Bills | Planning To Keep Burns

Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:55:05 -0800

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports the Buffalo Bills plan to keep RB Joe Burns, who will be an exclusive rights free agent, by making binding qualifying offers.

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Bills | Burns to Start?

Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:29:09 -0800

According to sources, the Buffalo Bills would start RB Joe Burns should RB Travis Henry (leg) not be available for Week 12.

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Bills | Morris to No. 2

Mon, 27 Oct 2003 17:39:31 -0800

Buffalo Bills RB Sammy Morris (hernia) is healthy enough to resume his role as No. 2 running back, replacing Joe Burns.

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Bills | Burns Remains No. 2 RB

Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:23:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns continues to get repetitions with the second-team offense in place of Bills RB Sammy Morris.

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Bills | Burns Still Backing Up Henry

Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:43:08 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns will remain RB Travis Henry's backup until Sammy Morris returns.

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Bills | Burns At Starter If Henry Is Sidelined

Wed, 01 Oct 2003 18:18:35 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns will remain the starter for the Sunday, Oct. 5, game agianst the Cincinnati Bengals if Bills starting RB Travis Henry (ribs) is sidelined.

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Bills | Burns Struggles

Sun, 28 Sep 2003 15:15:02 -0700

Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns, who started in place of injured RB Travis Henry (ribs) during Week 4, struggled in his starting debut. He managed just 17 yards on eight carries during the game.

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Bills | Burns To Start

Sun, 28 Sep 2003 08:52:29 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Buffalo Bills will start RB Joe Burns in Week 4 in replace of injured RB Travis Henry (ribs).

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Bills | Burns Likely To Receive Work Load at RB

Sat, 27 Sep 2003 09:09:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns will likely carry the workload at running back for Week 4 due to the uncertainty of injured RB Travis Henry (chest).

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Bills | Burns Sees Majority Of Snaps

Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:36:22 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns got most of the snaps most of the snaps in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Bills | Burns Could Start in Place of Henry

Tue, 23 Sep 2003 07:26:36 -0700

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills RB Joe Burns could start Sunday, Sept. 28 if RB Travis Henry (ribs) cannot play.

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Bills | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 13 Oct 2002 09:13:38 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have announced RB Joe Burns, LB Dominique Stevenson, OG Mike Pucillo, OT Mike Houghton, TE Dave Moore, WR Andre’ Rone, and DE Ryan Denney as inactive for week 6. Travis Brown will be the team's No. 3 QB.

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Bills | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 06 Oct 2002 09:19:32 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have announced CB Kevin Thomas, RB Joe Burns, LB Dominique Stevenson, OG Mike Pucillo, OT Mike Houghton, WR Andre Rone, and DE Ryan Denney as inactive for week 5. Travis Brown will be the team's No. 3 QB.

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Bills | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:34:42 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared CB Kevin Thomas, RB Joe Burns, G Mike Pucillo, T Mike Houghton, DE Kendrick Office, WR Andre Rone and DT Tyrone Robertson inactive for today's game. QB Travis Brown is the emergency QB.

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Bills | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 15 Sep 2002 12:34:08 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have announced CB Kevin Thomas, RB Joe Burns, OG Mike Pucillo, OT Mike Houghton, WR Andre' Rone, DE Ryan Denney, and DT Tyrone Robertson as inactive for today's game. Travis Brown will be the team's No. 3 QB.

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Bills | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 08 Sep 2002 09:27:24 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared QB Travis Brown, CB Kevin Thomas, RB Joe Burns, G Mike Pucillo, T Mike Houghton, WR Andre Rone, DE Ryan Denney and DT Tyrone Robertson inactive for week one.

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Bills | Undrafted Free Agent List

Tue, 23 Apr 2002 20:18:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills.com reports the team has signed the following undrafted free agents (some previously reported): QB David Priestley of Pittsburgh, WR Ed Dangerfield of LSU, WR Clarence Coleman of Feris State, RB Joe Burns of Georgia Tech, DE Grant Irons of Notre Dame, LB John Duckett of Virginia, CB Daryon Brutely of Northern Iowa, CB Jamarei Bryant of Kansas, S Milton Proctor of Kansas State, K Marc Samuel of Georgetown, long-snapper Chip Mattingly of Louisville and CB Ahmad Brooks of Texas.

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NCAA | More Draft Notes

Wed, 09 Jan 2002 19:16:03 -0800

ESPN, citing the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Georgia Tech RB Joe Burns will enter April's NFL Draft. He is expected to hire Phil Williams as his agent. The AP reports his teammate, DE Greg Gathers, will remain at Georgia Tech for his senior season. Miami DT William Joseph has also decided to stay in school and return for his senior season. Also, Texas A&M QB Mark Farris, who turns 27 next month, said he'll return to school for a final season, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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