EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FILE: Brad Smith #16 of the New York Jets runs in a touchdown in the second quarter against Frostee Rucker #92 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Giants Stadium on January 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. According to reports on July 28, 2011 the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement with Brad Smith on a four-year deal worth $15 million. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills are set to begin full team 2011 training camp practices on Saturday. The vast majority of the team reported for duty on Friday, however, and went through some conditioning drills. The most newsworthy items coming out of St. John Fisher today, however, are words spoken by head coach Chan Gailey.
Per the Twitter feed of WKBW's Jeff Russo, Gailey has made some key decisions about personnel. First and foremost, he confirmed that free agent signee Brad Smith will be listed as both a quarterback and a wide receiver, meaning that the Bills will be able to list him as a third quarterback on game days to free up a roster spot at another position.
More importantly, Gailey confirmed that third-year interior lineman Eric Wood will be practicing at center.
Gailey was quick to point out that incumbent center Geoff Hangartner will also remain at the position. It appears as if the Bills are not quite ready to make a decision on which player will be the team's starting center, so both Wood and Hangartner will be practicing in the pivot for the time being. As y'all are well aware, how that position plays out will have a trickle effect on how the rest of the right side of the line shapes up.