Buffalo Bills OTAs: Doug Marrone rotating quarterbacks for now

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

The beginning of Buffalo Bills OTAs didn't provide any hints on the team's pending quarterback competition.

Amidst the hubbub surrounding Buddy Nix and the now-vacant Buffalo Bills GM post on Monday came the fact that Doug Marrone held his first full-team OTA practice of the year. BuffaloBills.com provided coverage of the practice, with the most noteworthy item being Marrone's handling of the quarterback rotation.

Marrone will be rotating his quarterbacks - Kevin Kolb, Tarvaris Jackson and rookie EJ Manuel - with the first-team offense "until one signal caller began to take hold of the job," according to Chris Brown. Jackson worked with the first-team offense on Monday, and for the foreseeable future, we're going to see a lot of movement at the position, with each signal caller working at the top (and the bottom) of the depth chart.

The real question is how soon Marrone will begin to interpret what he sees in the rotation as one or more of his quarterbacks separating themselves from the pack. Buffalo will be participating in OTAs for three days a week for the remainder of this month, then will have a mandatory minicamp in mid-June. Unless one of these players really takes off in Nathaniel Hackett's offense, we're likely to see more of this rotation when training camp starts in late July.

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