Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills staying active in their hunt

The Buffalo Bills yesterday entertained Matt Barkley, USC.  He worked out for the Bills in their continuous move to find the right QB to draft this year.  Barkley is 1 of 4 other QBs that have been individually worked out by the Bills.  Geno Smith, Landry Smith, and E.J. Manuel are the others that have come to Buffalo to show their skills.

Barkley was a four year starter for USC and racked up and holds 20 career, season, and single game records for the Trojans.

I think that Barkley or Nassib would be the best fit in Buffalo.  Nassib knows the coaching staff and the offense that will be implemented.  He is going to be an easy fit to step in and work.


Today is the first day that the Bills coaching staff will get to work and interact with the players.  Today begins the off-season workouts. The off-season workouts is conducted as follows:

First Day: April 2
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, May 28-31
Voluntary Minicamp: April 16-18
Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13
Event Calendar

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis.  No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permissible.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the off-season program.  Head coaches hired after the end of the 2012 season are also entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2013 may begin on May 13. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft.


Workout information taken from BuffaloBills.com

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