Buffalo Bills Circling The Wagons: LeSean McCoy, Marcell Dareus


The Buffalo Bills are just about set on finishing their first week of OTAs.  Chris Williams has not shown up, Bryce Brown has shown up in person, LeSean McCoy has a minor neck injury and is sitting out at the moment, Marcell Dareus and contract talks, Corey Graham is going to be testing out the safety position.  There is a lot to talk about and we haven’t even got to the position battles yet.

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Buffalo Bills: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2015

"The Buffalo Bills made a number of significant roster moves earlier this offseason,most of them meant to revamp the look of the team’s offense.  There are a couple of reasons for Buffalo’s offensive overhaul. For starters, the departure of former head coach Doug Marrone and the hiring of Rex Ryan brings a change in philosophy and scheme to the team."

Buffalo Bills: LeSean McCoy Limited by Minor Neck Injury in OTAs

"The Buffalo Bills had a chance to take a better look at their backup running backs on Wednesday because starter LeSean McCoy was limited in organized team activities with a neck injury. Although McCoy was held out of most drills during practice, head coach Rex Ryan said after practice that the injury wasn’t something they are worried about."

Buffalo Bills, Marcell Dareus talking contract extension

"Bills general manager Doug Whaley says re-signing Marcell Dareus is his team’s top priority, and he’s already had preliminary contract talks in a bid to lock up the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle before the start of training camp next month. ”We’ll try our best, yeah. Now will it happen? Who knows,” Whaley told The Associated Press following the team’s voluntary minicamp practice Wednesday. ”We’ve got to see where they’re coming from and what they’re thinking and everything. Typical negotiation process.”"

Ryan to give Graham a shot at safety

"Once defensive end Jerry Hughes was re-signed before he hit the free agent market, there was only one hole to fill in the Bills’ defensive unit. If all goes according to the plan revealed by coach Rex Ryan Wednesday, veteran Corey Graham will be the defensive back plugging the vacancy created by the free agent departure of strong safety Da’Norris Searcy."

7 OTA observations

"Wednesday’s OTA practice was the first that was open for viewing. Here are the top seven observations from the session. The quarterbacks are rotating on a daily basis between the first and second units. On Wednesday EJ Manuel” href=”http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/ej-manuel/b82e36fa-61ba-42fc-835b-f86cfd2a31fb/” rel=”/cda-web/person-card-module.htm?mode=data&id=b82e36fa-61ba-42fc-835b-f86cfd2a31fb” rev=”player”>EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor” href=”http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/tyrod-taylor/50822efc-81dc-4baa-8b40-65ac68a1ee00/” rel=”/cda-web/person-card-module.htm?mode=data&id=50822efc-81dc-4baa-8b40-65ac68a1ee00″ rev=”player”>Tyrod Taylor were the two signal callers working with the first unit, while Matt Cassel” href=”http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/matt-cassel/1ad86c18-3598-426f-aad3-09a9a3ac1090/” rel=”/cda-web/person-card-module.htm?mode=data&id=1ad86c18-3598-426f-aad3-09a9a3ac1090″ rev=”player”>Matt Cassel and Jeff Tuel” href=”http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/jeff-tuel/af1684a3-93d4-48ee-a0b6-952a114860a1/” rel=”/cda-web/person-card-module.htm?mode=data&id=af1684a3-93d4-48ee-a0b6-952a114860a1″ rev=”player”>Jeff Tuel ran with the second and third units"

Buffalo Bills Birthdays Today:

Percy Harvin – Wide Receiver

Previous May Birthdays:

Matt Cassel – 5/17/2015

Marcus Thigpen – 5/15/2015

Bryce Brown – 5/14/2015

Jimmy Gaines – 5/11/2015

Karlos Williams – 5/4/2015

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