As many as 40 Buffalo Bills players will reportedly be working out together this week. The workouts, organized by Bills veterans such as Fred Jackson, Lee Evans and George Wilson (per WGRZ), will take place away from the coaching staff and team facilities thanks to the NFL lockout.
Just don't expect full team work in those sessions, in which the offense matches up against the defense. Wilson, the Bills' union representative, has been against that type of work during the lockout from the start.
"I'm not in favor of guys getting together having seven-on-seven sessions or one-on-one drills or things like that because we're paying for our own insurance," Wilson told The Buffalo News in April. "If guys get hurt, they're left to fend for themselves. The team wouldn't be involved in any way. I'm not encouraging guys to try to have seven-on-seven practices when we don't have any trainers or doctors out there and we're liable for any injuries that occur and left footing the bill."
WGRZ caught up with Chris Kelsay in the airport on the way to these workouts, and the veteran linebacker confirmed that full-team work was not expected. Instead, the focus will be on lifting, running and position-specific drills.