Buffalo Bills news, 5/31: OTAs wrap up for the first week

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Want to draw conclusions from three days of unpadded practices? You're in luck!

Alonso plays down injuries - Sports - The Buffalo News

"I don’t know, I don’t even like to say I was less than 100 percent," Alonso said after the Bills’ spring practice Friday. "I was 100 percent for December." Alonso, like every one else, was dealing with bumps and bruises in December.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - The Time Is Now For Bills' Duke Williams

"Certainly there's a big void to be filled with Byrd gone. We have guys that can fill in, and you know, we're competing right now. It's a great opportunity for me to establish myself as a starter," Williams said. "I’m ready, I've been through it already. The first year I got my feet wet and now I'm ready to take over."

OTAs

5 things we learned about the Bills offense this week - BuffaloBills.com
"Manuel has been forced to adjust on the fly with the likes of Sammy Watkins, Mike Williams and Tony Moeaki as his top three passing targets." Offensive line depth and Anthony Dixon at running back are just two of the other takeaways.

Top 10 Plays from Week 1 of OTA's - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Check out the top 10 plays from the first week of organized team activities in Orchard Park." A few really nice throws from Manuel down the field.

OTA 3: Team drills take center stage - BuffaloBills.com
'The third day of Bills OTAs saw more team-based drills than the last two days as players become more comfortable with the system."

Bills Roundup: Friday's News and Highlights - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The first week of organized team activities wrapped up in Orchard Park, with Robert Woods and Scott Chandler getting increased work after coming back from injuries, and several good plays made on the field."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills OTA Observations: Day 3
C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson on the field together. That plus EJ Manuel being more relaxed and some struggles from other positions all wrapped into this evaluation.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Dareus Returns To Bills Practice Friday
Joe B breaks down the injury situation including Marcell Dareus' turn in the weight room on Thursday instead of the practice field.

More clicks

Inside The Bills | Bills TEs not worried about respect
Scott Chandler didn't listen to the hype before the draft with Eric Ebron.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 5-30
Chris Brown talks Chris Hairston, Dustin Hopkins' chance of making the roster, the tight end depth chart, T.J. Graham's future, and the future of the defensive end position.

Would Buffalo Bills fans pay for PSLs? - ESPN
"The ownerships that are building stadiums now, they're pushing those costs back onto the fans," Poloncarz said. "A lot of people will say, that's not a bad idea because rather than have the general public pay for [the new stadium], the users of the stadium who are attending the games are paying for it.

C.J. Spiller: My ankle feels wonderful | ProFootballTalk
"Even with the ankle injury, Spiller averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season so a return to health and a better passing game should lead to even better results. Neither of those things can be taken for granted, but the Bills can at least feel good about how Spiller’s feeling at this point in the offseason."

Bills eager to improve popgun offense | Pro32: Head to Head
Eric Wood says there are no excuses on offense. New players and coaches should put to rest that talk.

How will Los Angeles Clippers sale impact Buffalo Bills' value? - NFL Videos
Ian Rappaport thinks you can draw some conclusions with the most significant thing to us being that it likely pushes the purchase price up several hundred million dollars and surely above $1 billion.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere - NFL Videos
"The pressure is on the coaches," says Sammy Watkins about his draft status. I don't know if I love that answer.

Putting Kiffin's talk to the test: Identifying NFL's top RB trios - NFL.com
"Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said he will put his top three running backs against any trio on an NFL roster. Here are five trios that could meet the challenge."

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