October 26, 2013 - 4:57 PM
By Tim Graham
Along a One
Bills Drive corridor that goes past the weight
room and to the field house are tiles for everyone who has played for the
One of those tiles has Danny Abramowicz on it.
Stat databases, however, don't show Abramowicz
played for the Bills.
While speaking with Abramowicz
this week for an NFL Sunday story on Drew Brees, I asked the original New Orleans Saints' star about it.
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September 11, 2013 - 11:08 PM
By Tim Graham
The Pro Football Hall of Fame today revealed the list of
nominees for 2014 inductions.
The Buffalo Bills don't have any representatives who are first-year
eligible, but 16 holdovers have been affiliated with the team.
- Fred Smerlas
- Ted Washington
- Cornelius Bennett
- Darryl Talley
- Tom Flores
- Chuck Knox
- Lou Saban
- Marty Schottenheimer
- Bill Polian
Neither Flores nor Schottenheimer was Bills head coach, but each played for them in the 1960s. Flores was the Bills' quarterbacks coach in 1971.
The full list of nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in late November and to 15 finalists in early January.
The 2014 class will be voted upon by the Hall of Fame's Board of Selectors, of which Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan is a member, the day before the Super Bowl.
By Mark Gaughan
Buffalo Bills great Cookie Gilchrist and former Bills quarterback Daryle Lamonica are among 20 players nominated for the Hall of Very Good by the Pro Football Researchers Association.
The researchers group started the honor in 2003 as a way to recognize outstanding players who were not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Every year between eight and 10 are given the Hall of Very Good distinction. The non-profit PFRA was formed in 1979 and is open to any fan interested in the history of professional football. Its members have worked to compile statistics from games of long ago, compile play-by-play game books, document the names of all officials in NFL history, and many other research projects. The group also produces a magazine, The Coffin Corner, six times a year.
Last year, Bills great Jack Kemp and South Dayton, N.Y., native Bill Bergey were named to the HOVG. In 2011, defensive tackle Tom Sestak and coach Lou Saban became the first two Bills to be honored.
The other 18 finalists this year are:
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