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OTAs - Day 2 - QB rotation change -
"Roscoe Parrish was the primary slot receiver. With Josh Reed no longer in front of him on the depth chart there’s a very big opportunity sitting in front of him.... Much like last season Paul Posluszny is lining up as the nickel linebacker.... Tight end Michael Matthews has been getting a lot of time as a second tight end opposite starter Shawn Nelson."

Bills Roundup: OTA Day 2 Highlights (3:07) -
Hear from Chris Kelsay and Kawika Mitchell in the roundup of Day 2 of OTAs.

Fitz is 1st man through – Inside The Bills
"On Wednesday, Ryan Fitzpatrick was the first quarterback through in the rotation during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. During 7-on-7 Trent Edwards was the quarterback that followed Fitzpatrick in the rotation. During 11-on-11 Brian Brohm followed Fitzpatrick with Edwards after him. Rookie Levi Brown was fourth in both rotations."

OTA Roundups
Organized Team Activity - Photo Gallery -

A collection of photographs from day 1 of OTAs.

BillBoard: Lynch still a no-show
"Running back Marshawn Lynch did not attend the second day of organized team activities on Tuesday. He has yet to appear at any offseason workouts, though he said in a story that he planned to participate this week."

Crowded field at Bills RB |
"Spiller told News 4 Sports he felt much better about his practice Wednesday, than he did on the first day, Tuesday, this week. The Bills first round draft pick says he got sloppy carrying the ball and wound up fumbling a few times in Tuesday’s workout. And he says he’s impressed by the speed of the game already in the workouts."

Gailey’s expertise noticed early – Inside The Bills
"You’re sitting there talking to him and he understands certain formations, said Trent Edwards. "Ee run are a lot of the same plays and some coordinators get pretty basic and pretty predictable. And I feel like Chan isn’t going to be that predictable. You’re kind of keeping the defense off balance and that’s nice as a quarterback to have."

Player Profiles

No timetable for Mitchell return – Inside The Bills
"Bills LB Kawika Mitchell is participating on a limited basis in the team’s OTA practices. He was hopeful for a May return when spoke to him back in February, but at this point he says there’s no specific timetable, and this early in the offseason there’s no reason to rush things."

ASU’s Carrington Named SBC Student-Athlete of the Year -
"This past year alone, he was named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference, ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District VI, Preseason SBC Defensive Player of the Year and the Little Rock Touchdown Club ASU Player of the Year. Additionally, he competed in the Senior Bowl and was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, Lott Trophy Watch List, Lombardi Trophy Watch List and Ted Hendricks Award Watch List."

Carrington Honored By The Sun Belt Conf. OTA's Continue - WGR 550 SportsRadio
The DE said, "It's indescribable, There's thousands of athletes in the Sun Belt and to be the one, I just don't know what to say. I was speechless when I first heard." He also says that Marcus Stroud has taken him under the elder's proverbial wing this offseason.

Bills Rookie Carrington Honored by Sun Belt Conference |
Video of Alex Carrington's reaction to being honored as the Sun Belt Conference male athlete of the year.

Slimmed-down Stroud fills new role for Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"I went into the weight room a little more and worked on my conditioning as well," said Stroud, who tips the scales at 300 pounds. "I wanted to lose the weight so I could be a little quicker and get everything healthy so I could go out here and put on a good performance."

Posluszny, Dansby won't give them a break - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny and new Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby tied for sixth among the most efficient tacklers at their position, getting their tackles broken a mere 3.3 percent of the time last year." As for the Bills as a team, "the Bills were tied for 24th at 6.7 percent."

Bell under pressure to prove Bills right - AFC East Blog - ESPN
" broke down film to analyze the best pass blockers last year, and Demetrius Bell ranked dead last among all offensive lineman. charged Bell with five sacks, seven QB hits and 18 pressures on only 248 pass-blocking snaps." Tim Graham profiles the green LT who says it's his job to lose.

California Trent Fires Back at Buffalo Kelly | | Blogs
"Appearing on a radio station in San Diego, Trent Edwards fired back at some comments made by Jim Kelly. I’m glad to see it. I have a lot more respect for Trent because he did not back down, even if Kelly is a God in WNY."

Any takers for T.O.? Bills QB says there should be - NFL - Football
Clark Judge talked to Ryan Fitzpatrick about Terrell Owens and why he thinks the wide receiver is still unsigned.

Other Bills Links

Player radio appearances – Inside The Bills
"More Bills on the radio airwaves for Thursday. Here’s the rundown." Ryan Fitzpatrick, C.J. Spiller, and Aaron Myabin will all be on locally at 8AM. Fred Jackson will be on Sirius later in the evening. Check the link for listings.

Sports Weekly Top 5: There is life after the NFL -
JP Losman is among five QBs you can cast your vote for in this poll asking who took the biggest step down after their NFL expereince. George Blanda going to the AFL, Brian Sipe's time in the USFL, Tony Graziani's stint in NFL Europe and the Arena League, and Quincy Carter's stops virtually everywhere are his competition.

Buffalo Bills All-Time Positional Rankings: The Top Five Running Backs | Bleacher Report
Travis Henry, Cookie Gilchrist, Joe Cribbs, OJ Simpson and Thurman Thomas make the list.

Bills should say no thanks to Schobel | Bleacher Report
"Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Aaron Schobel is still yet undecided on whether to retire or not. However, it is to the point that if Schobel decides to comeback for another year they should just say no thanks to the long time Bill."

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Kelly gets away
On May 26th, 1983, Jim Kelly turned down the Buffalo Bills contract offer.