Olandis Gary to the Bills

Denver running back Olandis Gary has signed with the Buffalo Bills. Read about Gary as well as a look back at the 1983 draft with John Elway in today's story links.

Bills land Gary for backfield - Buffalo News - Mark Gaughan
4/22/2003 - The Buffalo Bills took care of yet another need before Saturday's NFL Draft by agreeing to contract terms Monday with Olandis Gary, the free-agent running back from Denver. Gary gives the Bills a viable, experienced backup to Travis Henry. He's not just a run-of-the-mill No. 2 player on the depth chart. This is a man who gained 1,159 yards as a Broncos rookie in 1999. He also can catch the ball.

From top pick to frying pan - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - Twenty years later, John Elway remembers the heat. The oppressive, stifling, blistering - and, yes, thrilling - heat that comes with being a first-round draft pick. On the day after the 1983 NFL draft, John Elway announces he would rather play baseball for the New York Yankees than football for the Baltimore Colts. Not just any first-round draft choice, but the No. 1 pick of the entire 1983 NFL draft.

Broncos' Gary signs with Buffalo - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - As he explored the free-agent market, running back Olandis Gary realized the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys all wanted to wait until after the draft to try to finalize a deal with him. The Buffalo Bills did not.

CU's Brayton, Brown best of area prospects - Denver Post - Adam Thompson
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 - Forty-yard dash times may never lie, but greatness is in the eye of the beholder. After months of intense beholding, NFL teams could tap as many as five area college players during the first day of the draft Saturday, according to two league executives.

Expect rush on defensive linemen - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
April 22, 2003 - Putting quality defensive line prospects in front of NFL teams on draft weekend can be like exposing a houseful of kids to the aroma of cookies on a cooling rack. Everybody wants them. Someone's bound to reach in quickly to get what they want - and might get burned in the process. Yet, inevitably, everyone comes back for more.

Scouting the draft - Rocky Mountain News
April 22, 2003 - Defensive tackles and ends.

Adams: Gold building up to cope with stress - Rocky Mountain News - Sam Adams
April 22, 2003 - Last year, Denver Broncos linebacker Ian Gold was fielding questions about whether he was big and strong enough to take the punishment he would get as a first-year starter. Monday, after he finished a morning workout, Gold answered the question.

First-round rundown remains anyone's guess - Daily Camera - Bob Glauber, Newsday
April 22, 2003 - Anyone who claims to know precisely how the first round of Saturday's draft will unfold is full of baloney. For that matter, no one can even say for sure which player the Cincinnati Bengals will take with the first selection. Even the Bengals don't know. If they do, they're not telling.

Gary leaves Broncos for Bills - Daily Camera - Associated Press
April 22, 2003 - Running back Olandis Gary is leaving a crowded backfield in Denver, agreeing to terms on a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Gary, 27, isn't likely to be a starter for the Bills either. He is expected to back up Travis Henry after spending last season as a second-stringer behind Clinton Portis.

Prospect Profile: Andre Woolfolk - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
April 21, 2003 - Growing up, former University of Oklahoma cornerback Andre Woolfolk didn't want to play in the defensive backfield. Like almost every child who takes up the game at a young age with a yearning to make it to the NFL, he wanted to play quarterback.

Adams' Two Touchdowns Ignite Fire to Victory - DenverBroncos.com
April 21, 2003 - Charlie Adams caught two touchdown passes of 1 and 11 yards in helping the Rhein Fire beat the Scottish Claymores 34-17 for the team's second-straight win in NFL Europe play. In front of a season-high 43,985 at Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Nick Rolovich also contributed to the win by completing seven of 11 passes for 105 yards and a scoring pass.


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