These are some of the top Buffalo Bills news stories from the past week, with additional insight as training camp is expected to open this week.
Amidst nerves surrounding the opening of training camp as the start day fast approaches, the NFL has announced that they will be sticking to the dates set for the Buffalo Bills and the rest of the league.
“At (Friday’s )league meeting, the membership was advised that under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the reporting dates for training camp this year are as follows:
July 21: Rookies
July 23: Quarterbacks and injured players
July 28: All other players”
This announcement has raised concerns for players across the NFL landscape with many high-profile players, including some Bills players, voicing their concerns on Twitter.
These comments are largely in part due to the many questions that have yet to be answered by the NFL when it comes to player safety as Watt mentions. Though there have been alterations made to the NFL’s preseason schedule, there is growing speculation that there may not be a preseason at all.
If this is the case, many rookies, including all of the 2020 Buffalo Bills’ draft selections will be entering their NFL careers with very minimal preparation. This would be a devastating blow to the Bills organization in particular due to the fact that there are so many “fringe” players who have yet to solidly their role with the team. Players like Vosean Joseph, who is coming off a 2019 season-ending injury, Josh Norman, who is battling Levi Wallace for a staring corner position and many more will be stricken of the chance to compete if those speculations are to come to fruition.