Jun 18, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone talks to rookie offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson (66) during the Bills Minicamp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
This is the time of year that I can’t wait to get here. The offseason is officially over and training camp begins. The best part of training camp is the position battles the ensue throughout camp and sometimes they go all the way to the first game. Whatever your vice is during this time, the main this is, football is back.
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The Bills will have a lot of position battles to watch, some more competitive than others but they will still be there.
At running back, you will have Anthony Dixon, Ronny Wingo, and Bryce Brown competing for a spot and we may even see Brown in the capacity to taking on Fred Jackson for the number 2 spot.
The Wide Receiver position will tote to being one of the more interesting position battles to watch. The Bills are carrying a lot of receivers and past the top 5; Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Mike Williams, Marquise Goodwin, and T.J. Graham there will be a fight for the remaining 1 or 2 spots.
The tight end position will offer another battle to watch. Incumbent Scott Chandler fending off Tony Moeaki challenging him for the number 1 TE spot. You also have Chris Gragg and Lee Smith in this group vying fora spot.
The offensive line is probably going to be my favorite position battle to watch. There are a lot of unknowns here and a lot of guys with some talent. We already looked at this position battle earlier in the week, but it should be one of the best. Also, with Cordy Glenn out, Seantrel Henderson will be starting at left tackle.
On the defensive side of the ball, the biggest question mark, I think, is still that safety position and the shoes left open by Jairus Byrd that still need to be filled. Da’Norris Searcy, is the front runner and had decent numbers last year playing behind both Byrd and Aaron Williams, but I like the idea of having two hybrid safeties back there Duke Williams and Aaron.
The linebacking crew will have a position battle as well as to who will take over that weakside linebacker spot. Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown are the front runners right now, but the Bills just brought in Stevenson Sylvester, who could make a run at it as well.
The defensive line might have a battle, but that would only be for the Marcell Dareus position, depending on what happens with his miscues, this off-season. I think that they have their crew set and ready to go even without Dareus at this point.
Which training camp battle are looking forward the most to keep an eye on? Leave your comments below.