Dyson says miracle play was bogus, if ....

Titans unrestricted free agent wide receiver Kevin Dyson said that Bills wide receivers coach Fred Graves was a big reason why he was visiting the Bills today.


"That's the guy who took me in like a son when I was at Utah," Dyson said. "I owe a lot to that man."

Graves coached Dyson when he was the Utah wide receivers coach before coming to Buffalo.

Dyson, of course, is best known to Bills fans for his Music City Miracle touchdown that knocked Buffalo from the playoffs in 2000.

"If I sign here, (the Music City Miracle) was a complete bogus play," he added, joking that he would have to change his name if he came to Buffalo.

Dyson is coming off hamstring surgery. He compared it to the hamstring injury that Andre Reed suffered in 1995. Reed never had surgery. Dyson has another month of rehabilitation and then he said he'd be OK.

Still, he's an injury risk, and Tom Donahoe has shied away from injury risks in the past – one being strong safety Blaine Bishop, who signed with the Eagles last year.

In Buffalo, Dyson projects to be a No. 3 or No. 2 receiver. He has big-play ability, but injuries have hampered him the last three years. He's not opposed to coming into Buffalo and proving himself if he has to. It's apparent that if he were a Bill, he wouldn't concede anything to Josh Reed, or Eric Moulds, for that matter.

The Redskins, Panthers and Jets are also interested in the wide receiver, though with Washington having signed Laveranues Coles to a restricted free agent offer sheet today, its interest might drop off …

Dyson said that the Titans' nickname for Gregg Williams was "Buddy Lee," after the Lee Dungarees Co. mascot. The Titans thought Williams looked like him …

The Bills are tentatively scheduled to officially introduce Takeo Spikes as a member of the Bills on Wednesday. Gregg Williams said he has not talked to incumbent weakside linebacker Eddie Robinson yet since the Bills acquired or even showed interest in Spikes ...

The Bills also visited with free agent wide receiver Bobby Shaw, who played for Jacksonville last season. He caught 44 passes for 525 yards and a touchdown. Shaw, 6'0", 183 pounds, can double as a punt-returner. Tom Donahoe signed him in Pittsburgh when the Seahawks cut him in 1998. Seattle drafted him in the sixth round from California.

He's more of a third-down receiver, and he knows Kevin Gilbride's offensive system from being with the Steelers.

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