Buffalo Bills news, 5/29: OTAs are underway

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Your round-up of all the info from Wednesday's first Buffalo Bills OTA session.

Bills Roundup: Watkins Signs, OTA's Begin - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com

"Organized team activities officially got underway at One Bills Drive on Wednesday, as Sammy Watkins hit the field and then signed his contract, and several nice plays were made on the field."

Inside The Bills | Incredible video of Jim Kelly leaving hospital

"As Jim Kelly left the hospital today after his last day of radiation, friends and family lined the sidewalk in recognition of his final cancer treatment. It’s a must-see."

OTAs underway

OTA 1: Watkins settles in - BuffaloBills.com
Tony Moeaki and Corey Graham had good day,s while Cyrus Kouandjio rotated in with the starting unit as the non-contact drills got under way Wednesday.

Inside The Bills | Kiko feeling good after offseason surgery
After hip surgery, Kiko Alonso won't be participating in team drills until training camp.

Inside The Bills | Good news on O-line
"Chris Hairston is participating in practice after spending all of last season on the reserve non-football illness list."

Bills show spring in their step - Sports - The Buffalo News
"With so many starters sitting out team drills, it was hard to draw many conclusions about the depth chart and playing-time rotations," noted Mark Gaughan in his excellent write-up from the first day.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Kouandjio Getting Day 1 Run With First Team
Doug Marrone explains his approach of throwing in young guys right away.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - No Show For Bills' Lawson, Branch During Any Offseason Work
"My expectation is it's voluntary. Any guy that shows up, I'm happy," Marrone said. "If you don't show up? You don't have to. Otherwise it's very difficult for me. So, for me, hey, I'm fine."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Riddled With Plethora Of Procedures To Starters
Joe Buscaglia runs down the walking wounded.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills OTA Observations: Day 1
Jeff Tuel added some muscle and Chris Gragg looks to be clearly behind Tony Moeaki at this stage in the game. More from Joe B inside.

Making sense of the Buffalo Bills' first OTA - ESPN
For some reason, Mike Rodak decided to focus on which players were lining up here in the rotation even after writing that 10 players who started a combined 96 games were sidelined. Check it out if you'd like.

Watkins signs rookie deal with Bills - BuffaloBills.com
Normal platitudes about "moving on to football" and things like that. Because I'm sure you were losing sleep over your slotted contract, right?

Sammy Watkins on Signing His Contract - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills first round draft pick talks about getting his contract signed on Tuesday, how his first OTA went, and his chemistry with EJ Manuel."

Bills notebook: Watkins signs pact, gets $12 million bonus - Sports - The Buffalo News
Watkins signed his rookie contract Wednesday, but on Friday will need to miss OTAs to attend the NFL's rookie premiere. He's not thrilled with it. Also, some good info on Doug Marrone's music playlist that infiltrated OTA stretches.

Team sale

Sources: Golisano interested in Bills, new stadium in Southtowns - City & Region - The Buffalo News
All the latest info on another ownership bid seemingly coming together.

More clicks

Brown: "I've got a great opportunity here" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"RB Bryce Brown joins the John Murphy Show to discuss the trade that brought him to the Bills and how his first few weeks in Buffalo have gone."

Dareus needs to plug the maturity gap - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Sorry, I’m not buying it. Dareus already had his wake-up call, and he missed it. The alarm was ringing on full volume and the Bills’ defensive end tossed the clock out the window, rolled over and went back to sleep." Extended metaphors are the best kind of metaphors, according to this Jerry Sullivan column.

Bills transition phase essentially eliminates them from 'Hard Knocks' consideration - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Enough decision-makers evidently believe it would be inappropriate for the Bills to be featured right after [Ralph Wilson's] death."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - 5 Bills That Could Be In Danger Of Being Cut
None on the list are surprising, though Kraig Urbik's name jumps out a little.

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