Edwards Gets Most Work: Trent Edwards got the first chance to run the offense in the OTAs followed by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Both of these players got more reps than Brian Brohm and Levi Brown. Chan Gailey said that was by design because the other two got all the reps in the rookie camp. He said it will even out and all the reps are scheduled very carefully. Edwards performed well hitting bombs to Lee Evans and Marcus Easley.
Great Attendance: The workout is voluntary but besides Aaron Schobel and Marshawn Lynch every player was in attendance. Some could not practice or were limited because of previous injuries but Chan Gailey was encouraged by the attendance saying everyone is committed to winning.
Lineup: It doesn't mean much since it was the first OTA but the lineup on offense consisted of Fred Jackson, Trent Edwards, Lee Evans, James Hardy, and Jonathan Stupar at the skill positions. The offensive line consisted of Jamon Meredith, Andy Levitre, Geoff Hangartner, Kirk Chambers, and Cornell Green. On defense Dwan Edwards, Kyle Williams, and Marcus Stroud were on the line. The linebackers were Chris Kelsay, Aaron Maybin, Paul Posluszny, and Andra Davis. The secondary had Terrence McGee, Drayton Florence, Donte Whitner, and Jairus Byrd.
Camp Dates Set: The Bills announced today that training camp will begin on Thursday July 29th and end on Tuesday Aug. 24th. This is a bit longer than previous years under Dick Jauron in which they finished camp back at One Bills Drive. There will be eight night practices during the camp.
Bills Hit The Practice Field: The Bills hit the practice field for an early afternoon workout that lasted 90 minutes. Demetrius Bell, Eric Wood, Nic Harris, and Derek Schouman did not participate in the workout. Geoff Hangartner, Roscoe Parrish, Marcus Stroud, Jairus Byrd, Kawika Mitchell, and Terrence McGee were limited. Aaron Schobel and Marshawn Lynch were not in attendance.
Edwards Confident: Trent Edwards spoke to a San Diego radio station and said his confidence level going into this season is very high. He noted the new coaching staff and the fact that a quarterback was not drafted in the first round of the draft as the reasons for optimism. Edwards also addressed comments by Jim Kelly for the first time. He shot back at the legend who said the team needed to find a quarterback who was not from California. Edwards disputed that claim saying many greats have come from California. The team starts their organized team activities today. The workouts are voluntary this week.
Monday May 24, 2010
Lynch Looking To Change: More from Marshawn Lynch's first interview this offseason with Yahoo sports. He said he is looking to change but does feel he has been unfairly targeted in Buffalo including being pulled over for loud music after a game last year. He also feels he was targeted for his dogs at his condo complex that he was forced to get rid of. Lynch says he mostly stays home to not get in trouble. He did say the negative stuff is behind him and he looks forward to proving that. The Bills were reportedly offered a third round pick for him from Houston and Seattle but didn't take it. Lynch says he's happy to be staying and is glad they drafted C.J. Spiller because he can help them reach the playoffs.
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