The Buffalo Bills held their first mandatory minicamp practice on Tuesday and because it was open to the media, there was a lot of coverage. It began with Sean McDermott’s press conference where he heaped praise on Josh Allen and Tre’Davious White before the team even took the field.
Here are the rest of the big storylines from day 1
Nathan Peterman “dropping dimes”
If anyone thought Peterman wouldn’t get a fair shot at winning the starting job, they were wrong. He’s been consistently rotating in with the first-team offense and had a great practice today with the starters. Multiple reporters noted his accuracy today. He threw a beautiful touchdown pass to Cam Phillips for his biggest highlight.
Josh Allen works with ones
Also receiving some first-team reps was the rookie, who saw action with the starters for the first time (at least in a practice open to the media). McDermott said before practice that the rookie had earned the work with the starters.
Josh Allen took four reps with first team in 11-on-11, going 3-of-4. Hit Jeremy Kerley, Kaelin Clay and Andre Holmes on shorter stuff. Also missed wide on a Charles Clay curl. Then Allen took two reps of 9-on-8 with second team OL. Hit Benjamin then was INT by Edmunds on Hyde tip— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) June 12, 2018
Josh Allen said he approached Micah Hyde after practice about what he saw on Tremaine Edmunds interception where Hyde jumped route and tipped it. Hyde told Allen he read his eyes.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) June 12, 2018
The Bills can’t seem to find a pecking order at wide receiver. Undrafted WR Robert Foster began the day opposite Kelvin Benjamin but Brandon Reilly, Jeremy Kerley, and Andre Holmes each took reps with the starters. Zay Jones’s status up in the air, it’s anyone’s guess where it will end up.
We knew about WR Zay Jones and TE Logan Thomas having knee surgery. Also off the field Tuesday was DT Tenny Palepoi (illness), WR Malachi Dupre (hamstring), and LB Matt Milano (hamstring). Defensive end Trent Murphy continues to be limited while returning from his ACL reconstruction.
One more thing...
Following a drill Sean McDermott ran around collecting cones and helping the equipment staff... small things matter— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) June 12, 2018