Buffalo Bills new and notes: Keon Coleman, Joe Andreessen, and John Murphy

The Buffalo Bills wrapped up rookie minicamp and fans got their first look of Keon Coleman, but there was another rookie that stood out. The team also said goodbye to long-time announcer.
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Rookie minicamp for the Bills is over, and early signs point to a promising start for Keon Coleman. There were videos on social media with him making plays, but he admitted before taking the field he had jitters, adding “Once I grabbed the helmet and put it on, it kind of shook me back to real life, like this is reality now.”

The fans will continue to try to keep our expectations in check for what Coleman will bring to the Bills offense in 2024, but it hasn't been easy. Coleman has been a breath of fresh air with this demeanor and energy. He's also received a package from Nike with several new coats, stemming from one of his first press conferences If you haven't seen the video yet, you can click here.

Buffalo Bills sign University of Buffalo standout linebacker Joe Andreessen.

Andreessen went undrafted in the 2024 NFL Draft but received an invite to rookie camp from the Bills. He performed well enough that Buffalo signed him to a one-year deal. Adreessen is from Depew, New York, and spent the 2023 season with the UB Bulls. He is 6'1" and weighs 232 pounds. In 2023, he recorded 90 tackles, including 12 for a loss.

Long-time Bills announcer John Murphy is hanging up the mic.

The team announced earlier in the week that Murphy would be stepping down; however, he could still be involved on gamedays. Murphy began his career with the Bills 35 years ago and he was the voice of One Bills Live for years. Unfotrunately, in January of 2023, he suffered a stroke, and he is still recovering from the effects. Steve Tasker, former Bills great, said "Having a voice like Murph who you recognize so readily both on camera in his television work and also on the radio, there's just a level of comfort there that gives people a real sense of belonging,"


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