So far everything is showing the Buffalo Bills and the new coaching staff is looking forward. The draft was a success on many levels, as well as the changes that have come before the draft to the field house and the signings in free agency. Trading Sheppard for Hughes is only another step.
Now that the draft is over, the Bills can continue to look forward and the month of May only brings more development. I like to look at this as the third stage to the off-season. Free Agency is number 1 with the draft number 2. OTAs and mini-camps are number 3 and then we have training camp in Rochester as number 4 and then the Preseason as number 5.
We are now at stage 3. The month of May brings on OTAs and this is no different. In the middle of April we had voluntary practices, which have obviously passed. As for the OTAs and the mandatory mini-camps, the rookie Mini-camp is to begin on May 10-12. OTAs follow on the 13-15, 20-21, 23, and 28-31 of May. Mandatory Mini-camp will begin on June 11-13. Below is the schedule again and if your interested in how the Buffalo BIlls fall in line with the rest of the league and their OTAs check out the rest of the leagues schedules here.
First day: April 2.
OTAs: May 13-15, May 20-21, May 23, May 28-31.
Voluntary minicamp: April 16-18.
Mandatory minicamp: June 11-13.
Rookie minicamp: May 10-12.