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Here’s the Bills news of note for June 15th.

1 – McDermott on developing QBs this offseason
At least for now, the quarterback competition will be put on hold, with players getting to relax for a few weeks before coming back at the end of July for training camp.

For head coach Sean McDermott, he – alongside his offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and the rest of his offensive staff – will have to come to a decision at some point on which one of the Bills three quarterbacks will win the starting job come September.

When he jo Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ined One Bills Live, he praised the effort and work ethic he’s seen from his QBs so far.

“All three young men have worked extremely hard,” said McDermott. “They’re active learners and they’re really excited to grow, and they love to take coaching, they’re leaders in their own respective ways. As I’ve said before, Nate and A.J. are working with the ones and twos, and Josh is working with the threes. Josh did work some with the ones throughout this week. We will continue to do that periodically through training camp, and we’re just going to stick with the plan and adjust it when and where need be. I’ve been pleased with the work they’ve put in to this point.”

Beyond picking which QB becomes the starter, the second-year head coach has another question that many fans are patiently awaiting the answer to. If Allen does not start the season, how long will the Bills wait before putting him on the field?

McDermott reminded that he focuses on the philosophy of trusting the process.

“I mean you pick a player, regardless of position, and you expect – and fans expect – for that player to play at some point,” said McDermott. “And that’s the case. Josh is going to play at some point, whether that’s this year or next year remains to be seen. It’s all about putting players in a position to be successful. When they’re ready, they’ll go in the lineup… The important thing right now is establishing a good foundation of fundamentals, habits on and off the field, and that he is comfortable with each step in the process.”

2 – Bills TEs feel confident in the new offense
People may be forgetting that tight ends can catch the ball too. With all the talk about the receiving corps this offseason, one shouldn’t forget that players like Charles Clay are still around and trying to excel in a new offensive system.

For Clay, McDermott’s preaching of building continuity is helping the eighth-year tight end feel comfortable while focusing on coach Daboll’s new playbook.

“We’ve got some new faces in here but they fit well,” said Clay. “Within our organization there are guys who work hard and that’s kind of the makeup of our team. I’m excited, man. New offense, I feel great. The same tight end room, so there’s some continuity knowing those guys and still be Jimmy Graham Jersey ing able to learn from them is still a big deal.”

Learning was the key word for second-year player, and another member of the TE room, Jason Croom. A UDFA last season, Croom is trying to work his way onto the Bills roster.

“There’s been a lot of learning, and everybody came in here to learn a new offense and everybody’s handling it well,” said Croom. “We’ve got a good support system with each other, we look to each other for help. We try to figure out how other people learn stuff, and we can take their techniques and use it.”

Without giving away the playbook and plans for the new offense, Clay said that he feels like this can be a successful season for the Bills offense.

“A lot of it is matchup driven,” said Clay. “I don’t really want to give too much away… just in the way that the coordinator thinks, he thinks matchups first. We still have to see how it is game-planning wise but as far as installing the offense now it’s a lot of moving around and things like that… I think it will be a lot of fun.”

3 – Eric Wood is forever a fan of the Buffalo Bills
He admits that it stinks, and he misses the game, but Eric Wood still loves the Buffalo Bills.

After suffering a career-ending neck injury, Wood is now looking towards the future of the field. But in an interview with Sport Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Wood say he stays in tou Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ch with all things Buffalo Bills.

“It’s kinda funny, I’m a glorified fan. I’m a fan of the team, an alum of the team—it’s a way different perspective,” Wood says. “With minicamp starting, I’m wondering how Josh Allen is doing, and how Nate [Peterman] and AJ [McCarron] are doing. I’ve resorted to fandom. I want to know how the new quarterbacks look, how the draft picks look. So I follow it on social media and ask some of the guys, to stay informed.”

Wood also mentioned how there are no hard feelings and that he stays in touch with McDermott and Brandon Beane as well.

He also had another thing he wants everyone to know.

“If they won a Super Bowl,” he says, “I’d be at the parade.”

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Bills Life: McCloud making Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey more than plays

In this week’s column find out Bills rookie Ray-Ray McCloud’s hidden talent, how safety Micah Hyde is making a difference in Western New York and more.

1. McCloud making more than plays

Bills rookie wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud III was Buffalo’s sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft because of his accomplishments on the field. Little did the Bills organization know, McCloud has a secret talent – making music. McCloud is a member of a hip hop group known as Legend Tribe that is putting out a new song this week produce Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey d by I.D. Labs, a Pittsburgh-based music production and engineering team who have worked with artists like Big Sean, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Turns out this rookie has more than one set of skills.

2. Hyde hosts event supporting IMagINe for Youth Foundation

IMagINe for Youth Foundation is an organization that started as a class project for safety Micah Hyde while studying at the University of Iowa. Micah and his group saw a need to provide sporting equipment for underserved youth, which resulted in a plan to gather new and used equipment from local stores and donations, to benefit local Boys and Girls Clubs. Four years after the foundation’s creation, this organization is still making a difference and just recently hosted an event at a local restaurant. The event allowed those in attendance to get some autographs signed and even partake in a live auction. Hyde was very excited to bring t Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap he event to Western New York and to help make a difference in his community. All of this took place during wedding planning, as Hyde plans to Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  marry his fiancé next month. 

3. Andre Reed shows us what inspires him

This past Monday, June 11, several Pro FootballHall of Fame members, including Buffalo Bills alumnus Andre Reed, joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for the eighth annual NFL Hall of Fame Golf Classic and Heroes of the House Dinner. The event included a day of golf and fun with guests who were given the opportunity to mingle with Hall of Fame Members and enjoy some fine food at stations se HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey t up around the course. One special guest in attendance was 18-year-old leukemia patient Kaitlin Solomon, who not only got some quality one on one time with Reed, but also got a photo with him which he featured on his Instagram later that day calling Kaitlin his inspiration. The RMHC even responded to the post explaining how significant the encounter was for Kaitlin. 

“Thank you for supporting our girl, Kaitlin! She’s currently in the hospital getting her Methotrexate and is still smiling from meeting you this weekend,” RMHC told Reed.

The event was filled with many smiles and full hearts while proving very successful in raising money and awareness for cancer research.

4. Rookie quarterback and professional “photo-bomber”

Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen is fully embracing his new home in Western New York. This past Saturday at New Era Field, Allen noticed a wedding party taking Bills-themed photos outside the stadium and decided to join in with defensive tackle Harrison Phillips. The duo had a blast taking photos and the wedding party did not seem to upset about the photo interference. Allen even got a chance to take a one on one shot with the bride and groom. This was definitely one wedding photoshoot to remember!

 

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Which players made themselves noticeable during spring OTAs and minicamp? Buffalobills.com put together a rundown of those who helped their cause heading into training camp.

The spring schedule for the Bills is now in the books. The team’s three-day minicamp wrapped up on Thursday, bringi Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap ng an end to two months of work installing a new offense and blending new pieces in for all three phases of the team.

So which players or coaches stood out during this time?

Buffalobills.com takes a closer look.

1. Best first impression – Tremaine Edmunds
If the rookie linebacker isn’t impressive enough just walking out of the locker room onto the practice field at 6-5 and a chiseled 250 pounds, witnessing his approach to the game and realizing he’s just 20-years old makes him seem like the total package.

Edmunds did nothing this spring to dampen the excitement for what he could be as the starting middle linebacker in Buffalo’s defense in 2018.

2. Best body change – John Miller
Although it was Taiwan Jones who won the team’s biggest body composition change this spring and Shaq Lawson has re-shaped his body, you’ve got to give a lot of credit to the big man who worked his tail off to get in the best shape of his career.

Miller is at the low end of body fat percentage for offe Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale nsive linemen already at 23 percent. It’s helped him win back a starting role at right guard. He plans to work out the next six weeks at the Pete Bommarito training complex in Miami until he reports for training camp.

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3. Most important newcomer – Vontae Davis
Davis was a key piece to Buffalo’s offseason puzzle as he upgrades what was already a talented secondary. The veteran corner gives the Bills a proven cover corner, who can still match up with an opponent’s top receiver.

4. Best sense of humor – Tre’Davious White
If he’s not messing with teammates on offense during team work, he’s ribbing assistant coaches on the sidelines. Even when players are the butt of his jokes, it’s hard for them not to laugh along with White with his million dollar smile.

5. Best community activist – Lorenzo Alexander
You’d be hard pressed to find a Bills player doing more in the local community than the veteran linebacker of late. His recent bowling event benefited in Buffalo benefited the South Park HS football team and the Belle Center on Buffalo’s West Side.

His ACES Foundation actually encourages young men and women to take pride in their own communities and serve in the same way he does to continue what he calls “the positive cycle.”

6. Best comeback story – Rod Streater
An injury that most thought would cost him half the season at most, wiped out all of 2018 for the receiver. Now re-signed with Buffalo, Streater began to show in minicamp what made him a virtual lock for a roster spot before his dislocated toe in the preseason game at Philadelphia.

7. Most com Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey petitive position – Wide receiver
After Kelvin Benjamin and Jeremy Kerley, much of Buffalo’s wide receiving corps is unproven. All that has done is create a virtual dead heat battle between the 11 other receivers on the roster.

RELATED: How wide receivers are fighting to make a name for themselves

8. Top under the radar performer – Robert Foster
The undrafted receiver was pretty consistent getting behind the defense and turning in big plays through the OTA practices and minicamp. If he can carry that consistency into training camp and the preseason, he stands a good chance of making the 53-man roster.

RELATED:  Why undrafted WR Robert Foster is eager to run with his opportunity

9. Most consistent quarterback – Nathan Peterman
The Bills second-year QB was the signal caller who performed most consistently day in and day out through the course of the spring. He wasn’t the one providing the most eye-popping plays, but he was connecting the most with his receiving targets from series to series and effectively moving the sticks during two-minute drill segments.

10. Most improved – Shaq Lawson
With a new attitude and body to match, Lawson looks much faster off the line. His improved core strength is also helping him win battles on the edge as he was a disruptive force during team segments when it came to collapsing the pocket. If he stays on track, he could have a breakout season.

11. Sleeper to root for – Owa Odighizuwa
He’s got an uphill battle to earn a roster spot, but it’s hard not to root for the former third-round pick of the Giants (2015). Still young in football, Odighizuwa flashed at times during the spring, but he’ll have to do more to climb the depth chart.

12. Most impressive spring performer – Tre’Davious White
The second-year cornerback was a frequent playmaker on defense throughout the spring. The talented corner looks poised to have a Pro Bowl type season.

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Check out Murph’s break down of the most interesting Bills and NFL-related news and notes from this week’s episodes of ‘One Bills Live’.

Minicamp is over. The spring time workouts are in the rear-view mirror. The Bills offseason has been chronicled weekly on ‘One Bills Live’ for months now. This past week, there were plenty of observations about the offseason, the rookies, team history, and the Dolphins.

‘One Bills Live’ with John Murphy and Steve Tasker airs weekdays from 12 noon to 3 pm on WGR 550 and MSG.

Here are six things you may have missed on the show:

1. MCDERMOTT SAYS TEAM LEADERS DRIVE STRONG ATTENDANCE

Until the last three days of workouts, the mandatory minicamp, the Bills offseason workouts were voluntary—attendance not required.  Yet the team seemed to have a full or nearly full roster on hand every day since the workouts began nine weeks ago.

The reason?  Head coach Sean McDermott told ‘One Bills Live’ his team leaders set the standard for high participation in the workouts.

“We had what I thought was pretty good attendance last season at this time of the year,” McDermott said. “This year, the needle moved in a positive direction.  We had even better attendance this year.”

“Credit to the players,” he continued. “Also, credit to the player-driven leadership, in fact, by holding people accountable and players wanting to be here–the culture that we’ve been able to build to this point.”

2. A ROOKIE IN CHARGE

His teammates have been talking for weeks about how impressive first round draft pick Tremaine Edmunds has been in the offseason. He’s been plopped into the starting unit as the middle linebacker, and Edmunds has been charged with relaying the play call to his teammates on the field and getting them lined up each down.

When he appeared on the show this week, I asked Edmunds if he’s had any trepidation about assuming a leadership role on defense, with several battle-tested veterans around him in the defensive huddle and on the field.

“No sir,” Edmunds answered forcefully. “In this game you’ve got to be firm with what you say and once you make a decision you’ve just got to go with it. That’s what I’m doing out there. I rely on those guys for help and advice while I’m out there. They’ve done a good job with that and I can’t thank them enough.”

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Bills rookies have been around the team for about five weeks now, going through rookie minicamp, the OTAs, and the mandatory minicamp. Even now, with the practices over until training camp, rookies still participate in a development program at One Bills Drive for a week to help them adjust to life in the NFL.

First round draft pick Josh Allen says bring it on. Even after an extensive workload of All-Star games, combine prep and the combine, throwing instruction from Jordan Palmer, the draft and then time with the Bills, Allen says he’s not overloaded and he loves the work.

We asked Allen if he feels like he needs some down time.

“No. This is what I’ve wanted to do my entire life, and now that I’m here it just reiterated the fact that this is what I love to do,” he answered. “It’s football 24/7, the facilities are open for us. I get to throw the ball every day. I get to come in and be a professional football player and in my mind, that’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

4. VISION INTACT FOR MIAMI

We spent some time talking about the minicamps for the Jets and the Dolphins this week on the show, two of Buffalo’s AFC East rivals. And in Miami, they’re feeling good about their progress this offseason.

The Dolphins dropped from 10-6 in 2016 to 6-10 last year with two demoralizing losses to Buffalo in the final three weeks. They’ve overhauled their roster and jettisoned some big name, highly-paid players to change the culture.

Going into his third year, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase gets a chance to reboot his team. And Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero, who’s been around the team for more than 25 years, says Gase still has the confidence of team ownership, and still has a vision for the type of Dolphins team he wants on the field.

“He knows what his football team must look like,” Salguero told “One Bills Live.” “So, he has a vision in his head of what he wants to put on the field and how he wants them to play. He thinks that is going to work. It’s yet to be seen, whether he’s able to put that thing together t Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap o where on a Sunday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium you see his vision manifesting, but at least he has a clue and a vision of what he wants.”

5. BISCUIT SAYS TALLEY WAS THE KEY

This year’s Top 10 series launched this week on MSG with the “Top 10 Trades in Bills History.” Buffalo’s top trade was the 1987 Halloween deal that brought Cornelius Bennett to the team.

Bennett told us on “One Bills Live” he owes former teammate Darryl Talley a lot for his success with the Bills.

“Darryl was smarter than any coach I ever played for,” Bennett said. “Darryl knows football and it’s a shame that he never got a chance to coach. And I think coaches were afraid to hire Darryl because he was so opinionated and knew what the hell he was talking about.”

“Darryl is the smartest football brain I’ve ever been around and I was so grateful to have him as a brother then and as a brother now.”

6. PHILLY GUY REMEMBERS ANOTHER PHILLY GUY

There have only been Jimmy Graham Jersey  three radio play-by-play voices in Bills history. One of them passed away this week, longtime Philadelphia sportscaster Al Meltzer.  He called Bills football on the radio from 1972-77, but was on the air in Philadelphia, radio and TV, for decades.

That means young Sean McDermott grew up watching and listening to Meltzer cover sports in Philadelphia. The Bills coach told our show Meltzer was an icon in Philly.

“He was one of the faces and names in Philadelphia sports,” McDermott said. “You listen, we all can relate to a familiar voice, even if you don’t see the face, you hear the voice. You grow up around those voices.  He’s one of the ones I grew up around in Philadelphia.”

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Josh Allen turned in some good-looking plays, how Taiwan Jones won the spring and plans in the works for offensive players to meet during the break.

1 – Allen making plays
He’s had his share of plays in the passing game through the course of the spring, but most of Josh Allen’s more eye-opening passes have been surfacing every so often. On Thursday, Allen delivered quality plays on a more consistent basis.

Part of it was due to the fact that he saw the most reps at quarterback with the second and third team units seeing the bulk of the 11-on-11 and 9-on-9 team work in practice. But you can’t fault Allen for taking advantage of the additional reps.

In a red zone series, Allen made three consecutive completions to TE Jason Croom.

Following an overthrow to Cam Phillips in the end zone toward the tail end of the series, Allen came right back and hit Ray-Ray McCloud for a score.

Later in practice Allen stacked scoring plays together. One three consecutive snaps, Allen hit Austin Proehl, Croom and Nick O’Leary for touchdowns.

“It goes back to taking advantage of every rep that I get,” said Allen. “I’m just here to try and get better every day and try to be the best teammate possible. Getting better every day is learning behind Nate (Peterman) and AJ (McCarron).”

Allen then closed out the final practice of the spring with a rope to Proehl on a post pattern for a 70-yard touchdown.

“They were in cover four and the safety came down so I took it over the top and Josh saw it right from the snap and we were on the same page and made it happen,” Proehl said.

Allen and the rest of the offense went running 70 yards to the end zone to bounce with Proehl as the horn blew marking the end of the session.

“It’s always awesome to have that energy when you have a group of guys who believe in you and want to celebrate with you when you make a big play,” said Proehl. “All of us contribute from the O-line to the quarterbacks to the receivers. So it felt good.”

Although Allen has made progress through the course of the spring, it’s clear that a true three-way quarterback competition will begin with the rookie still taking third team reps when training camp opens.

“We’ll keep (the rotation) like it’s been,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “Josh will be with the threes and the other two will be with the ones and twos for the most part. Periodically it’ll change a little bit, but for the foreseeable future that’s the way we anticipate starting training camp.”

As encouraging as Allen’s final day of minicamp practice was it’s evident that McDermott is going to need to see the rookie QB stack day after day of consistent play if he is going to move up the depth chart.

“There have been moments along the way through Josh’s time as a Bill to this point where you think he’s a little bit further along in some areas,” said McDermott. “That said he still has a lot of work to do.”

2 – Working to make Gaines
Free agent signee Phillip Gaines chose Buffalo because the defensive scheme appealed to him a great deal. Coming from what was largely a man scheme in Kansas City, Gaines is happy to be in Buffalo’s scheme for 2018.

“This one is a lot more eyes on the ball, so there are more opportunities out there,” Gaines told Buffalobills.com. “Instead of the pass breakup, you can get an interception. With their defensive philosophy, I think any DB would like to have eyes on the ball and be in this type of system.”

Gaines was seen by the defensive staff as a player who could factor into their open competition for the nickel corner role in the slot. It’s largely been a two-horse race with Gaines and rookie fourth-round pick Taron Johnson.

The veteran Gaines has seen more time with the starting unit to this point than Johnson. Coach McDermott outlined what made Gaines an attractive target on the free agent market.

“When you look back at his history he’s played nickel before,” said McDermott. He’s played outside as well. So he offers some position flexibility. He’s long at six feet. He’s a smart player that I’ve been impressed with at this point and we’ll see how that position unfolds at camp.”

3 – More time for the twos and threes
The final day of minicamp saw a light day of work for the starters. After individual position drill work, very few projected starters participated in the team segments of practice. All three quarterbacks saw some time, but Allen had the lion’s share of the work.

The decision by the coaching staff took away the risk of injury to their more important players while also giving them the opportunity to take a longer look at the second and third team players for evaluation.

Players like TE Jason Croom were appreciative of the extra time on the field.

“Another opportunity,” he said. “You need to be prepared for that stuff, like I said it’s just another opportunity to show everybody what we can do, leave on a good note and get ready for July.”

4 – Taiwan Jones wins the spring
The offseason conditioning program began in mid-April and strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano is known for not only having cutting edge training techniques, but also a program that gets the competitive juices in the players to flow all spring long.

Evidence of that is in their Iron Man and Body Composition competitions.

The Iron Man competition largely deals with work in the weight room and on the field with all different types of events that not only build the players’ bodies up for the long haul of the regular season, but also fosters great competition between the players.

The body composition is more of a player competing against his former self. How much better can he shape his body for football from the time he walks in the door in mid-April to out the door in mid-June?

Surprisingly, one player won both of those competitions as Taiwan Jones took home the Iron Man and Most Improved Body Comp awards.

“That was surprising that I had the biggest improvement,” said Jones of the body composition award. “I wasn’t sure if I could win that one, but I was working hard to get whatever award I could get. I just like competing, so every category they were looking at I was trying to excel.”

Jones admitted he may have had a bit of an advantage. Coming off his broken arm last November, Jones was lim Jimmy Graham Jersey ited in terms of weight lifting and such and his body fat percentage was probably a bit higher than normal due to his restrictions in rehab.

But he fully earned the Iron Man award.

“Each week we have a different competition and I placed in the top five in each one,” he said. “One week you might be bar hanging, the next week an obstacle course and the next week you’re throwing a giant tire.”

Jones feels the biggest benefit of winning both awards is knowing that the important people at One Bills Drive are aware of his efforts.

“The biggest thing that I’ve taken away from it was that the coaches and the staff noticed my work ethic,” he said. “My confidence never wavered. I knew when I got hurt that I needed to come back strong. I was focused on that in the training room and I started to lift as soon as I could. Just knowing that the staff knows my work ethic and has seen my improvement is validation for me.”

5 – QBs planning meet up with offensive players
AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman have been working to formulate plans for throwing sessions with the receivers, running backs and tight ends at some point during the six-week layoff between minicamp and training camp.

“I think the work that we have done to improve our chemistry, improve our timing has been great and I think it’s somethi Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ng that we can build on even more here,” said Peterman. “In this off time, we’re all going to get together. We’ve still got to set some things up, but that’s the plan right now.”

Most players who would be involved sound like they’re on board. One player who is going to even take it a step further is Kelvin Benjamin, who plans to set up one-on-one throwing sessions with each of the quarterbacks.

“We’re all meeting up at once, eventually some time before we come back,” Benjamin said. “But me individually, I just want to try to single them out and have me and the quarterbacks work one-on-one, all three.”

What you need to know about the 2018 Connors Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey and Ferris Training Camp schedule

On Wednesday the Buffalo Bills announced practice dates and times, as well as six newly added theme days, for the 2018 Connors and Ferris Training Camp held at St. John Fisher College.

The Buffalo Bills will begin the team’s 18th training camp at St. John Fish Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap er College, in Pittsford (Rochester), New York, when players participate in their first practice on Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. Bills Training Camp will once again be proudly presented by Connors and Ferris.

“After last year’s breakthrough season the attorneys and staff at Connors and Ferris are ecstatic for the start of the 2018 Bills season,” said Greg Connors of Connors an Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey d Ferris. “Given the excitement of the offseason, and all of WNY feeling the future is now, we’ve been anticipating and looking forward to the start of training camp since January. The attorneys and staff at Jimmy Graham Jersey  Connors and Ferris believe in and trust the process of disciplined focused hard work to achieve the desired objective, to win, just as Coach McDermott and Brandon Beane have brought back to our beloved Buffalo Bills.”

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In addition to the same great hospitality and family-friendly activities offered at training camp year after year, the Bills will be hosting six theme days to further enhance the fan experience at Fisher. Bills fans are encouraged to come dressed the part and to participate in the fun associated with each theme, such as free printed photo opportunities with custom backgrounds. A limited number of giveaway items will also be available for guests on each theme day. With each $50 purchase at The Bills Store, during the themed practices, fans will receive a themed koozie while supplies last. On Sunday, Aug. 5, for Military Appreciation Day, discounts at concession stands will be given for active military members and veterans. More information on theme days will be shared when it becomes available.

Dates, practice times and theme days for Bills Training Camp presented by Connors and Ferris:

Thursday, July 26- 5:30 p.m.*

Friday, July 27- 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 28- 8:45 a.m.*

Sunday, July 29-  8:45 a.m. –  Christmas in July*

Wednesday, August 1- 8:45 a.m. – Princess & Super Hero Day

Thursday, August 2- 8:45 a.m. – Wild West Day

Friday, August 3- 6:15 p.m. – Night practice at New Era Field*

Sunday, August 5- 2:15 p.m. – Military Appreciation Day*

Tuesday, August 7- 8:45 a.m. –  One Buffalo Day

Sunday, August 12- 2:15 p.m.*

Tuesday, August 14- 8:45 a.m. – Pirate Day

Wednesday, August 15- 8:45 a.m.

*Ticket required

Further details on ticketing information at St. John Fisher College as well as the open practice at New Era Field will be announced on a later date. Information will be available and updated throughout training camp on the Bills social media channels and Buffalobills.com. Additionally, for answers to frequently asked questions, visit here.

Please note that all practice times are subject to change. Facilities open one hour before practice begins.

Bills Today: Na Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey tional attention shines on Tre’Davious White

Here’s the Bills news of note for June 14th.

1 – National attention shines on White
He danced his way into the minds and hearts of Bills fans last season using his athleticism and energy to become one of the hottest young cornerbacks in the NFL. Now, entering his sophomore season, Tre’Davious White continues to pick up a lot of mainstream attention. This time, Bleacher Report has the 23-year-old on two of their lists for players to keep an eye on.

First, looking at the most prominent building block, Bleacher Report chose White after he stole the show alongside Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer in the Bills defensive backfield.

Along with free-agent safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, White helped completely revamp the Bills’ secondary in 2017. Buffalo’s defense had a defensive passing efficiency of  Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey 78.8, the fifth-best mark in the league.

 HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey Per Bleacher Report’s NFL 1000 rankings, White was the 13th-best cornerback in the NFL last season, slotted between former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman and Atlanta Falcon Desmond Trufant.

The other list Bleacher Report feature White on had to do with players who deserve more hype. White has battled a lack of hype since last season, being given no recognition at multiple honors including as a Pro Bowler, or as recently as being left off the list of the top-10 second year players put together by Nate Burleson.

Marshon Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints was the NFL’s most talked-about rookie cornerback in 2017, with good reason—the Ohio State alum picked off five passes and played at a lockdown level nearly all year. However, there’s an argument to be made that the Buffalo Bills’ Tre’Davious White, taken in the first round out of LSU, had an even better season. Certainly, White has as much potential as any cornerback who’s come into the league in recent years…

Whether he’s playing deep coverage to the boundary or matching up with a bigger receiver in the red zone, White has the raw speed and movement skills, as well as the schematic versatility, to be one of the game’s best pass defenders over the next few years.

2 – Edmunds adjusting to a new playbook at a new level
When the Bills traded from pick 22 to pick 16 in the 2018 NFL Draft, it was for the hulking linebacker out of Virginia Tech that fell farther down the board the Brandon Beane ever thought possible. The Bills are about to finish up their first week of minicamp, and Tremaine Edmunds is already meshing well on the defensive roster while taking first team reps.

When Edmunds joined One Bills Live, he mentioned that although the transition from college to the NFL isn’t easy, he’s been taking it in stride.

“It’s a big step for everybody that’s out there,” said Edmunds. “Just that transition from college to the NFL, I mean you’re going to make mistakes out there. I think one thing is just admitting that you’re not going to be perfect out there, and you’ve got to learn from each mistake and move forward from there.”

Part of the reason Edmunds has been doing as well as he has in transitioning into the new system has been the film sessions and studying he has done. Whether it’s the coaches or the vets, Edmunds said rookies get to hear from the guys with experience before hitting the field.

“I think it helps out a lot because some of the veteran guys, they’r Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale e doing a whole lot of communication in there and talking about what they see out there on the field,” said Edmunds. “It’s good for us young guys to hear that, so we can hear it before we actually display out there on the field, we can already have a feel for it. And just asking all our questions in there, and getting it corrected so we could take it to the field.”

For the 6-5, rookie LB, the most important thing is making sure he handles his business, so he can make an impact come the start of the season.

“I’m just trying every day to just study my material, and just control the things that I can,” said Edmunds. “That’s just me locking in that playbook, and making sure I’m doing my assignment.”

3 – Groy believes in the chemistry growing among offensive linemen
Three prominent members of last season’s offensive line are no longer members of the Buffalo Bills roster, which gives players like Ryan Groy the opportunity to step in bigger role in the team’s offense. When asked about if it’s difficult not having those players around anymore, Groy had this to say.

“I wouldn’t say it’s hard,” said Groy. “Yeah, we lost three guys, but we also only brought in two more as far as free agents. So, we’ve got a lot of guys in the room that are familiar with each other, and a lot of continuity, and we’ve spent a lot of the time on that side of the football.”

With the opportunity to jump into the starting lineup open to multiple offensive lineman on the Bills 90-man roster, it makes it difficult to build chemistry with only a few specific players. According to Groy, players need to be able to be flexible while on the field for OTAs.

“It’s something you kind of get used to,” said Groy. “You know, my first couple of years I wasn’t starting so, you’re play left guard, right guard, right tackle, center. Kind of bouncing all over. You know the twos and threes are playing with different people ever day so it’s kind of how it is.”

Groy has been taking snaps exclusively at center all spring and has split first team reps with Russell Bodine.

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The two-minute drill made for some last second drama on Wednesday, Josh Allen’s arm delivers a couple of wow plays and Buffalo’s pass rush is rounding into form.

1 – Two-minute game winners
There was some high drama at the end of practice Wednesday as the final team segment ran three series of two-minute drill.

AJ McCarron got to run the first unit and had 1:25 to work with on the clock from his own 30. He started hot with completions to Nick O’Leary and Jeremy Kerley on back-to-back plays to move into the defense’s territory.

After a spike to stop the clock at 42 seconds, there was an incomplete pass, a completion to O’Leary and another spike at the defense’s 28-yard line to leave 19 seconds in the “game.”

Following a sack and a false start on back-to-back plays, things looked bleak for the offense as they faced a 3rd-and-15 at the 33 with three seconds on the clock.

McCarron dropped back, rolled to his left a few steps to avoid the rush and threw it to the vacant left side of the end zone, putting a lot o Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey f air under the ball.

Rod Streater was the first to get a bead on the ball and headed to that half of the end zone with a gaggle of defensive backs. Streater alertly jumped first to get good position to make a play on the ball and came down with it as time expired for the “game-winning” touchdown.

“That was one of our plays and it kind of caught the defense off guard,” said Streater. “I ran to one side and then cut over and AJ put the ball on the money. It was a great throw and made it easy for me to come down with it.”

Just two plays earlier when the offense’s drive looked dead, CB Vontae D HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey avis was chirping at the offense, ‘Game over! Game over!’

But Streater and the offense had the last laugh.

“We’ve got to tell Vontae we’ve got to finish,” said Streater. “Coach talks about it all the time. We’ve got to finish the drive, finish the play and I came down with the touchdown. We’ve got to finish.”

Nathan Peterman ran the second two-minute drill and put together a series of short completions to move down the field. Facing a 2nd-and-7 from the defense’s 20-yard line and one second on the clock, Peterman found TE Jason Croom in the middle of the end zone and hit him in the hands, but Croom could not pull it in for the touchdown.

Finally, Josh Allen led the third unit. He had just a minute on the clock with a drive start at his own 10, needing a field goal to win. After a 15-yard play to Ray-Ray McCloud and a five-yard completion to TE Keith Towbridge, he had a pair of incompletions.

Facing a 4th-and-5 at the offense’s own 35-yard line, things didn’t look good, but he somehow gained five yards on a quarterback sneak. This may have been a bit of a gift for the offense as coach McDermott likely wanted the drive to continue.

After a drop on first down, the offense had a 2nd-and-5 from their own 45 with seven seconds on the clock. Allen made a seven-yard completion to the defense’s 47-yard line and the offense called timeout with three seconds left.

Undrafted rookie kicker Tyler Davis stepped onto the field for a game-winning 65-yard field goal attempt. With a good wind of 10-15 miles per hour at his back, Davis crushed the ball as it easily cleared the cross bar for a game winner.

The Buffalo offensive players spilled onto the field to mob Davis after the kick, which ended practice.

“I was just kind of trying to play with the wind down on that side, I was just trying to keep my confidence up,” Davis said. “I was confident going into the kick.”

Davis said he had never hit a 65-yarder in a game for a win before.

“That was a good feeling,” he said.

2 – Allen airing it out
For the second straight day, rookie Josh Allen was rotated in with the ones for a series or two here and there through the course of practice. His first opportunity came in the very first team segment in the red zone.

On the third play from scrimmage, Allen looked to his right and then pivoted with his feet to throw a dart from the right hash to the back-left corner of the end zone where he hit Jeremy Kerley in stride as he was running across the back of the end zone for a touchdown.

On the next play he tried a back-shoulder throw to Charles Clay in the left side of the end zone, but him arm strength betrayed him. The ball got on Clay too fast as he turned his head around and couldn’t make the catch.

In another team segment, Allen rolled out to his right and saw Streater late streaking down the far side of the field on a deep post. The rookie QB put it 50 yards on a line to Streater who made the play for a big gain.

What was rare about the play was the throw was not only into a stiff breeze, but the ball wobbled the whole way. Somehow it still got to its intended target.

“It’s still got there,” said Streater. “All we ask for is the opportunity to make a play. He put it there, I came down with the catch and it goes down in the stat book.”

There are a lot of other NFL quarterback who probably don’t even try to make that throw under those conditions, but Streater knows why Allen did.

“He’s got an arm man,” Streater said. “He’s got an arm.”

3 – Pass rush getting home
The defense has had the opportunity to run some blitz periods during team work the last couple of days and they’ve made their share of plays.

The group as a whole is doing a good job of collapsing the pocket at times and not giving the quarterbacks an escape route, at which point the plays are blown dead and a would-be sack is awarded. DT Marquavius Lewis got the first sack of the day during red zone on what looked like a designed run of all things.

Later in practice Shaq Lawson flashed for a second straight day. He had a sack, a batted pass and a tackle for loss on LeSean McCoy, who the defense bottled up in the backfield.

Fellow DE Jerry Hughes and LB Lorenzo Alexander were also getting good consistent push and safeties coming on the blitz posed frequent problems as well.

Hughes has seen a big difference in Lawson’s play this spring in comparison to his first two seasons. He believes he is much faster coming off the edge.

“Yes, I think he did a fantastic job of taking care of his body this offseason just by eating the right foods and getting with our nutritionist and really understanding what his body needs so he can go out there and perform on the field,” Hughes said. “I think he’s been doing a fantastic job.”

Hughes isn’t ready to put his stamp of approval on the pass rush yet. Coming off a down year last year in the sack category as a team, Buffalo’s veteran pass rusher wants to make sure they master one particular area that will be critical to their success.

“We’ve looked pretty good, but for us I feel like we’ve still got quite a ways to go,” he said. “Our communication can be a lot better. Through these OTAs and minicamp the focus from the coaches has been for us to communicate more up front and know our job when we’re facing a team that goes into a hurry-up mode,” said Hughes. “It’s really just about us getting in sync with a couple of new guys in the room.”

4 – Adjusting to new kickoff rules
The new kickoff rules that were adopted by the league for the 2018 NFL season have put a lot on the plate of special teams coordinators like Buffalo’s Danny Crossman. He and 31 other NFL special teams coaches are in charge of devising new schemes that effectively adapt to the new rules on kickoff plays and give their unit the best chance for return or coverage success.

Pat DiMarco, who is on the kick return unit, said coach Crossman has been on top of it all.

“Danny kind of tackled this head on,” DiMarco told Buffalobills.com. “The day after they enacted the rule changes, we were doing kickoff and kickoff return. The NFL supplied us with the rules and gave us a detailed presentation. But there are going to be a lot of different aspects of that play now.”

For kickoff return, more players who can thrive in space will be needed on the back end where only three players can line up and no two-man wedge blocks are permitted. The other eight players must be in the setup zone to block, which is between their own 40-yard line and midfield. Meanwhile the kickoff team players covering the kick can no longer make a running start up to the kickoff line to cover.

“There are five or six different rules. It’s going be almost a completely different play,” DiMarco said. “We’re kind of getting a feel for what we like and what we think is going to work. We’ve been trying to replicate game speed so we can see where the depths are and different angles of the kicks. It’ll be an adjustment and something preseason-wise we’ll really figure out what teams want to do because it’ll be our first time doing it.”

5 – Opportunity update
It looks like Russell Bodine and Ryan Groy will be rotating every day with the starting offense. Groy worked with the ones on Tuesday, and Bodine was with the ones on Wednesday.

“It’s been good,” said Groy of the competition. “It’s gone well. We’re both grinding out, and it’s going to be tough, it’s going to be a dogfight for sure. You know, he’s a great player.”

Bodine has 64 career starts at center from his time in Cincinnati.

LB Deon Lacey saw a few reps with the first unit on the strong side in place of Ramon Humber, but Humber got the majority of the work Wednesday. Matt Milano is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.

In an effort to reduce the reps for veterans Kyle Williams and Star Lotulelei, Adolphus Washington and Harrison Phillips have been getting first team reps on defense on the interior. Jerry Hughes reps were also reduced giving Eddie Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  Yarbrough first team reps at right defensive end.

Phillip Gaines continues to run as the first team nickel corner while rookie Taron Johnson has seen reps with the second unit in the slot.

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With only one established starter returning, the Bills wide receivers are looking at ways to separate themselves as the team prepares for the 2018 season.

The Buffalo Bills wide receiver group is determined to prove they can make a significant impact for the Bills offense in 2018.

A majority of the team’s wide receivers are new to the roster and the entire offense is learning a whole new playbook under new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. With that, the competition to earn a job in Buffalo is wide open.

“It’s good competition,” said veteran free agent signee Jeremy Kerley. “Whether it’s slot or outside, wherever it is, this is our opportunity in this offense to do something. Being that they were a playoff team last year they’re trying to get somewhere. To hopefully be part of that would be cool.”

Here’s  Custom Mariners Jersey a breakdown of the wide receiver competition heading into this week’s mandatory minicamp:

THE ESTABLISHED VETERAN

Last October, the Bills traded with the Carolina Panthers for one of Cam Newton’s biggest and favorite targets – Kelvin Benjamin.  After producing 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie campaign in 2014, Benjamin has battled injuries (torn ACL in 2015) and adjusted to a new team (trade with Buffalo).  But heading into 2018, he believes he’s finally healthy and ready to make noise in Buffalo.

“I’m feeling great now,” said Benjamin. “My ACL, that [was tough] for me. I mean I came back, and I thought I’d be ok in 2016, but it never felt the same. Most doctors told me it really takes two, two-and-a-half years for an ACL to really feel back like it’s supposed to, and now I don’t have any problems with it. I feel great. I’m out there bending, I’m out there running, I’m coming out with the ball. I mean I’m doing things I definitely couldn’t do last year.”

Averaging 14.4 yards per receptions with 19 career touchdowns, Benjamin is the team’s most dangerous outside threat and now being called upon as a leader in the wide receiver room – which is a new role for him.

“It’s different. It is different,” said Benjamin. “Even at Carolina I was the number one, but I never really felt like I had to be a leader because I feel like Cam had his own offense, so I kind of just let him lead. But now, McDermott has asked me to lead and wants to see me become more of a leader so, that’s definitely a challenge for me because I have to do almost everything right. At the same time, it’s a challenge I think I can handle, and I’m taking it.”

VETERANS READY FOR A CAREER RENAISSANCE

Joining Benjamin as the other elder statesmen in the wide receiver room include Andre Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Rod Streater, Kaelin Clay and Quan Bray.

Streater and Kerley are both receivers who have recorded 800-yard seasons in the past, and are looking for a career renaissance in Buffalo.

Streater is entering his second season with the Bills, but an injury to his big toe last preseason kept him off the field all year. It was a tough blow for the veteran after many thought he had earned a spot with stellar play last preseason. Now, he feels ready to regain his 2017 preseason form and make plays for the Bills offense.

“Everything’s healed up,” said Streater. “I’m just trying to get this new offense down, and get back to my old form. Once I get comfortable, I’ll be able to just go out there and make plays. The toe is all good, nothing’s been hurting so, I’m just ready to go.”

Holmes, who is also known for his significant contributions on special teams, was a valuable presence in the red zone last season producing three touchdowns.

Meanwhile Clay is hoping to use his speed to establish himself as a wideout in addition to producing in the return game. Clay averages 9.4 yards per punt return and has two return touchdowns in his career.

Bray is entering his fourth season in the NFL.  After spending his first three seasons in Indianapolis primarily as a returner, Bray is looking to take advantage of this opportunity to establish himself as a playmaker at receiver.

YOUTH BRINGS OPTIMISM AND COMPETITION

The Bills have seven first or second-year players in the team’s wide receiver room.

Zay Jones, Brandon Reilly and Malachi Dupre are all entering their second seasons in the league while the Bills added rookies Austin Proehl, Ray-Ray McCloud, Cam Phillips and Robert Foster this spring.

Jones, who is recovering from shoulder and knee injuries this offseason, has the potential to rebound with a breakout campaign according to NFL reporter Dann Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey y Kelly, from The Ringer.  “Jones did flash at times last season,” said Kelly. “Before he got hurt later in the year, he showed that he had some playmaking ability that made him that second-round pick.”

Earlier this spring, head coach  Houston Astros Custom Jersey Sean McDermott said he does not expect Jones’ injuries to cause him to put his 2018 season in jeopardy.

Last season, Reilly made a name for himself with some big catches in the preseason.  He maintained a spot in the Bills organization on the practice squad in 2017.  Coming into his second year, Reilly sees an opportunity for himself and all the other younger players.

“We don’t have a lot of big name guys besides Kelvin Benjamin – he’s a big name.  But we all feel confident out there,” said Reilly on One Bills Live. “We feel everyone has a role they can contribute to this team. In training camp it’s going to come down to the wire on who makes it. I wish all those guys luck, but I hope I’m one of those last guys standing.”

Fresh competition is an important part of the game according to Benjamin, and he said it keeps the veterans on the top of their game.

“It’s a business,” said Benjamin. “And they’re always bringing young guys in, and the young guys keep you pushing. You just got to keep pushing keep working and hope the team wants to feature you.”

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Here’s the Bills news of note for June 12th.

1 – Shady makes the NFL’s Top-100… again
His playmaking ability has lit up the league for nine seasons. Now, as LeSean McCoy looks to kic Houston Astros Custom Jersey k off his 10th year in the NFL, first he gets to celebrate another recognition.

For the seventh time in his career, McCoy has made the NFL Network’s top-100 list ranked as the 30th player. A list voted on by his peers, McCoy becomes the second Bills player to make the list this offseason with Micah Hyde earning the 62nd spot.

Last season, McCoy hit the 10,000-yard milestone for his career, recording 1,138 yards last season. That was the sixth time he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in his career, and the fourth time he put up over 1,300. Shady also added six rushing touchdowns, and 59 receptions for 448 yards and 2 touchdowns.

2 – Allen on the Spring OTAs and his fellow QBS
It’s been a milestone few weeks for the Bills first pick in this year’s draft. The Bills rookie just closed on his first house in the area, he jumped into some wedding photos this past weekend and he’s still putting in work for the NFL team that traded up for him a little over a month ago. Josh Allen recently hit another milestone when he joined One Bills Live in studio for the first time.

When he sat down with Steve Tasker and John Murphy, Allen broke down what it’s been like to compete in the QB competition with Nathan Peterman and A.J. McCarron.

“They’ve been here for a while. Nate’s been here for a full year and A.J. just got here, but they’ve had a little jumpstart with Daboll,” said Allen. “You know it hasn’t been too much of a jumpstart, though. I’ve kind of caught up in the system, but obviously they know a little more than I do at this time and moment. So, I’m just trying to catch up, trying to learn from both those guys in front of me, just trying to operate this offense at a high level.”

And in the offseason, OTAs might be a time of limited contact and no padding, but to Allen, its importance cannot be overlooked.

“It allows our vets to kind of get back into football shape before training camp, which is kind of necessary in my opinion,” said Allen. “For the rookies, it’s definitely a time where things aren’t moving too fast. We can kind of develop and learn the offense, and guys on the defensive side learn the defense and get game-like reps. Guys are still moving out there, you know.”

With this being the last week of OTAs for the entire 90-man roster, rookies will be around for a few more weeks. For Allen, he is looking to take advantage of that time in the Bills facilities.

“Just [continuing] to improve,” said Allen. “Take a better command of the offense, mak Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey e sure I’m paying attention to every detail, making sure I’m knowing exactly what I’m doing before I go out there and I do it. So, you know Daboll, he’s going to do me right, and I’ll learn behind Nate and A.J.”

3 – Three Bills make Pete Prisco’s top 100 list
Who are the NFL’s best players?

Who is the best quarterb Custom Astros Jersey ack? Top pass rusher? Receiver?

The debate is settled with my 2018 list of Top 100 NFL players, a list that looks back at the 2017 season, but also ahead to 2018.

Well, at least in Pete Prisco’s opinion, his list settles this debate, and the Buffalo Bills have three players on the list.

At the 91st spot on the list, Bills safety Micah Hyde makes his appearance on the top-100. In a season with career highs in tackles, passes defended and interceptions, Hyde made in impact in the 716.

In his first season with the Bills, he showed why they made the move to sign him as a free agent. He was all over the field and had five picks.

At the 49th spot on the list is the Bills sophomore CB Tre’Davious White. With five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown, White lit up the league in his rookie season, and Prisco thinks he can do it again.

As a rookie, he was impressive in coverage. He didn’t back down from any challenge thrown his way. He was one of the true bright spots on the Bills defense.

And at 44th, McCoy makes it onto another top-100 list. The Bills running back has put up number his entire career that make him a strong candidate for Canton when he retires.

He was the main reason why the Bills somehow snuck into the playoff last season. Imagine if he had more help around him Custom Mariners Jersey ?

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