Buffalo Bills training camp officially reached its conclusion on Thursday with the final camp practice of the 2011 season. Just how busy have these past three weeks been? Take a look at the big stories emerging from camp this season.
Player Personnel Moves
Chan Gailey: Eric Wood To Center, Brad Smith At Quarterback
At the outset of training camp, Chan Gailey announced that Eric Wood would be his first-team center, and that free agent signee Brad Smith would be working as a quarterback during camp...
Chan Gailey, Bills To Practice Arthur Moats At ILB
... then he confirmed GM Buddy Nix's statement that second-year pass rusher Arthur Moats would be moving to the inside linebacker position.
Bills Training Camp: Alex Carrington Gets Reps At OLB
The most surprising personnel decision the team made during camp was to give 304-pound defensive end Alex Carrington work as an outside linebacker. Even more surprising: the experiment may actually be working.
Free Agent Signings
Bills Agree To Three-Year Deal With LB Nick Barnett
Nick Barnett was signed to a three-year, $12 million deal after the start of training camp - but before the first day he could practice (August 4).
Bills Sign WR Buster Davis, Waive DB Domonic Cook
As a precursor to a trade that was very clearly in the works at that point, the Bills signed free agent receiver Buster Davis, a former first-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers.
More Player Personnel Notes
Report: Bills, NT Kyle Williams Talking Contract Extension
This NFL.com report - later confirmed by Williams himself - states that the Bills are currently working to sign their Pro Bowl defensive tackle to a lucrative, long-term contract extension.
Bills Trade WR Lee Evans To Ravens
Preempted by the signing of Davis, the Bills' biggest personnel move of the summer was to trade the seven-year veteran Evans to Baltimore for a meager fourth-round pick.
Buffalo Bills Waive DE/OLB Aaron Maybin
After two tumultuous and unproductive seasons, the Bills cut ties with 2009 No. 11 overall pick Aaron Maybin. He's since landed with the New York Jets.
The Big News From Practices And Games
Bills Training Camp: Chan Gailey Sees Lack Of Depth At OT
Bigger than any personnel story, however, has been Gailey's open and varied dissatisfaction not just with his offense and his team's depth performances, but with his offensive line. He's been openly critical of his line depth multiple times, and is now tinkering with the starting unit. This, Bills fan, should be your chief on-field concern for the time being.