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Erik Pears

Erik Pears - #79 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 316 lbs.
Birthday 06/25/1982
Birthplace Salt Lake City, UT
College Colorado State
Years played 8

Bills TE Nelson suspended for first four games

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Shawn Nelson, one of the Bills' most athletic tight ends who was battling for a starting spot, was suspended for the first four games of the season by the league on Friday.

Bills FS Byrd out indefinitely after surgery

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bills suffered another injury to one of their starters as FS Jairus Byrd is out indefinitely after having surgery for the third time in 13 months to repair a groin injury.

Schobel chooses retirement over Texans

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel has decided to retire from the NFL instead of play for the Texans or a number of other suitors.

Bills add two rookies to injury-depleted offense

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The Bills signed two undrafted rookies Monday to try to bolster an offense that has been plagued by injuries this offseason.

Bills lose RBs Jackson, Lynch to injuries

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
The Bills, whose rushing attack is the centerpiece of their offense, lost two of their running backs, Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, Friday night in a preseason-opening 42-17 defeat at the hands of the Redskins.

DeHaven excited about Bills' returners

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
One of the few areas the Bills did not struggle in last season was special teams. Not only did they excel in the kicking game, but they also finished sixth in kickoff-return differential.

Report: Bills, first-round RB Spiller come to terms

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Bills on Friday agreed to terms with 2010 first-round draft pick RB C.J. Spiller on a five-year contract worth $25 million, including $20.8 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.com.

Bills release veteran Schobel

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Bills issued a statement Wednesday announcing that they have released DE-OLB Aaron Schobel, who has been contemplating retirement.

Bills moving on without Schobel

Posted Aug. 02, 2010 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix announced Monday that the team is moving forward with plans that do not include OLB Aaron Schobel.

Bills place Schobel on reserve/did-not-report list

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Thursday that they have placed OLB Aaron Schobel on the reserve/did-not-report list.

Bills sign second-round NT Troup

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
The Bills announced that they have signed second-round draft selection Torell Troup, a nose tackle from Central Florida.

Increased role coming for Bills TE Nelson

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Bills TE Shawn Nelson wasn't exactly a major contributor after being taken in the fourth round last season, catching just 17 passes and one touchdown in 12 games (all starts). But with the team's lack of receiving weapons ...

Bills sign third-round DE Carrington

Posted July 19, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Monday that they have agreed to terms with 2010 third-round draft pick DE Alex Carrington. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted July 19, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
In the first installment in our series of training-camp reports, we look at the AFC East teams, including offensive and defensive overviews, a battle to watch and an injury update for each club.

Bills' LB corps filled with questions

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
For the Bills' defense to transition into the 3-4 scheme successfully, they'll need an improved showing by their linebacking corps, a group riddled with injuries last season. Entering training camp, however, this unit is filled with more questions than ...

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 01, 2012
The Bills placed Pears (hip/groin) on injured reserve.||||||| Pears, who started seven games this year, landed on IR a week after visiting a specialist to evaluate an injury that had not fully healed since he had offseason surgery.
Posted Oct. 26, 2010
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Pears.||||||| Pears, a 6-foot-8, 305-pounder from Colorado State, has started 30 games since entering the league as an undrafted rookie with Denver in 2005. After spending four seasons with the Broncos, Pears signed with Oakland in 2009. He spent the 2010 preseason with the Raiders before being waived in final cuts.
Posted Sept. 08, 2010
The team says it released offensive lineman Pears on Wednesday to make room for Alford.||||||| The move was made to make room for Jay Alford, who was signed. Pears missed most of the 2008 season while recovering from an appendectomy.
Posted Oct. 22, 2008
Pears will miss the entire 2008 season while recovering from an appendectomy.||||||| Pears started 10 of his 16 games as a rookie in 2006 and all 16 games last season. The 6-foot-8, 305-pound tackle should be ready for training camp next year.
Posted Sept. 08, 2006
Pears is probable for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. The Denver Broncos tackle is recovering from a finger injury but hasn't missed practice.||||||| Pears is scheduled to backup Matt Lepsis at left tackle against St. Louis.

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