Jones Signs: The Bills have now signed second round draft pick Zay Jones leaving just two draft picks unsigned. The top two picks, Tre'Davious White and Jones both signed today leaving just Dion Dawkins and Nate Peterman unsigned.
Bills Hire National Scouts: The Bills continue to fill out their scouting staff by hiring Marvin Allen and Brian Adams as national scouts. Allen comes from Kansas City where he was the director of college scouting. He was with Atlanta and New England before that. Adams was a Midwest regional college scout last season for the Cowboys. He was with Carolina from 2001 to 2010 before going to New Orleans.
White Signs: The Bills have signed top draft pick Tre'Davious White. Half of the draft class is now signed. Left unsigned are second round pick Zay Jones, third rounder Dion Dawkins, and 5th rounder Nate Peterman.
Bills Add Another To Front Office: The Bills announced they have hired Lake Dawson as the Assistant Director of College Scouting. He has 22 years experience in the league and has interviewed for GM jobs in the past. He rose to the position of VP of Player Personnel during his nine years in Tennessee. He was with the Browns last year. Front Office Page.
OTAs Update: Today the media was allowed to talk to the coordinators and watch practice. OC Rick Dennison said that Tyrod Taylor is a natural for their offense while DC Leslie Frazier said the depth chart is fluid at this time and that there is a chance that both Reggie Ragland and Preston Brown end up in the starting lineup. He also said he is working Kevon Seymour inside and outside at corner. Ragland was sitting out practice as he is still limited in getting back from his torn ACL last summer. The team is without Zay Jones who suffered a sprained knee on Tuesday during OTAs and is week to week. Charles Clay was sitting with a maintenance day as they continue to take it easy with him because of his chronic knee issues. Also sitting out while rehabbing injuries were Sammy Watkins, Kolby Listenbee, Cordy Glenn, Eric Wood, Blake Annen, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Jordan Johnson. Nathan Peterman was not in attendance as he is in Los Angeles attending the NFL Rookie Premiere. Mike Tolbert was also sidelined.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Another Front Office Hire: Brandon Beane continues to fill out the top spots in his front office by hiring Malik Boyd as the Director of Pro Personnel. Beane called him his number one choice for the position and he comes over from Arizona where he won the Fritz Pollard Scout of the Year award in 2014. He has 14 years of scouting experience including 12 with the Cardinals. The last three years he served as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. Front Office Page.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
OTAs Begin: Today begins the first of 10 sessions of Organized Team Activities today at One Bills Drive. This is phase three of the offseason program. After the three weeks of OTAs the team will hold the only mandatory minicamp of the offseason from June 13th thru 15th. No contact is allowed during drills in the OTAs. This week the team will be on the field today, tomorrow, and Thursday.