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Buffalo Bills wide receiver rotation on opening day of training camp

The Bills did what we expected on Day 1, at least at WR.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills added a bunch of new faces at wide receiver over the offseason and, as the team arrived at training camp, one of the biggest questions was how the pecking order would shake out.

Now that the first snaps of training camp are complete, the picture is beginning to come into focus. Taking the first snaps of training camp were John Brown, Zay Jones, and Cole Beasley according to Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic. That trio continued to receive first-team reps in red zone work and throughout the day’s practice, with Brown and Beasley playing ahead of Jones. Several reporters mentioned how Brown stood out during today’s work, as well.

While Robert Foster played more than 90% of the snaps coming down the stretch, he’s not with the starters to open training camp. He ran as the fourth receiver on Thursday. The Bills receiving corps was bad last year, and Foster went from being an undrafted free agent, to barely making the roster after a strong finish to his preseason, to cut and the practice squad, and back to the active roster. Expecting a huge jump to number one receiver was always a little far-fetched.