Buffalo Bills news and notes: Milano return update, Coleman's first, & Claypool impressive

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We're inching closer toward the quiet part of the NFL offseason—that period after OTAs and the beginning of training camp in late July. But for now, we have OTAs to watch and digest all the videos of the players running around the field. OTAs are great for the players to start getting acclimated to new faces, but any true insight into how the new-look roster performs will have to wait until training camp and the preseason, which is still a couple of months away. So, with that let's jump into today's news and notes.

Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano is on schedule.

Some were speculating that the Deion Jones free agent signing was more about a concern that Matt Milano won't be ready to start the season, and some even conjecturing he may not be the same when he does. Coach McDermott announced at a press conference yesterday that Matt Milano's rehab is progressing well. He's expected to be back on the field more by training camp. That will be a massive addition to the Bills defensive lineup, and fans are excited to see a full season of Milano and Terrel Bernard in tandem.

Bills rookie Keon Coleman catching passes from Josh Allen for the first time.

Fans finally got to see Keon Coleman on the football field in a practice setting, catching the first passes of his career from Josh Allen. Word from the streets is he had a solid practice, including going up for a 50/50 ball and pulling it down, according to Matt Parrino. The scouting reports on Coleman said he was a terrific jump ball receiver. I was thinking about this the other day too. How many of Allen's interceptions last season were deep down the field jump balls on a third and hail mary? I think Coleman at the very least will prevent some of those picks.

Bills free agent wide receiver Chase Claypool saying all the right things.

Twitter was buzzing today with all the Claypool quotes, along with a few plays during OTAs. I know a lot of fans are already out on Claypool, but this former second-round pick seems to want to prove something. He talked at length with reporters and had a lot to say about his career, "I've learned from all the mistakes. If you learn from them, you grow from them.", said Claypool according to the video by Alex Brasky with Batavia Daily. He added, "It is tough believing in the player you are or can be and falling short of those expectations." Don't be shocked when the Bills announce their 53-man roster when he is listed with the receivers.


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