The Buffalo Bills concluded voluntary off-season OTAs last week, and they'll finish up all of their pre-training camp team activities this week with a three-day mandatory mini-camp that starts tomorrow and ends Thursday. (We're only 38 days away from the start of training camp, folks!)
Since this first round of off-season work is nearly up, I fielded several requests over the weekend to update our unofficial team depth chart. The Bills have a depth chart up themselves, but ours is laid out a bit differently, particularly on offense. Keep in mind that it's June (and that Chan Gailey hasn't set one himself), and you should find both depth charts useful.
Our latest version is now live for your perusal. Take a look and leave any questions in the comment section; three of the more prominent changes are briefly covered after the jump.
- Yes, I've moved Cordy Glenn up to first-team left tackle. He's spent the entire summer playing there, with Chris Hairston the first-team right tackle in place of the recuperating Erik Pears. I don't think it's likely that the team will take Glenn's first-team reps away and give them to Hairston when Pears returns in training camp; I just think you're likely to see Hairston taking second-team reps. Also: yes, that means I now consider the left tackle job Glenn's to lose.
- The fullback position is basically non-existent in Gailey's offense, so I've listed Corey McIntyre with the running backs all along, and I've got Dorin Dickerson moving up the tight end depth chart in this latest iteration.
- Finally, Derek Hagan is listed as a slot receiver. He is not practicing there; he's practicing outside, with Donald Jones getting reps in the slot. However, with Jones the current front-runner for a starting job, we're listing Jones outside and Hagan in the slot to better represent the receiving pecking order. Jones, Hagan and David Nelson are all in play for the top four spots, with T.J. Graham and Marcus Easley fighting tooth and nail for inclusion.