After two days in the books at St. John Fisher, the Buffalo Bills have some very good problems on their hands. The Bills had several major competitions heading into camp with the second cornerback spot and multiple positions on the offensive line up for grabs being at the top. Those battles are rounding into form.
Even with incumbent Levi Wallace still on the team, Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane brought in former first rounder Kevin Johnson from Houston, and E.J. Gaines who started 11 games for Buffalo in 2017.
On the offensive side the Bills acquired Quinton Spain (Titans), John Feliciano (Raiders), Ty Nsekhe (Redskins), Cody Ford (second round draft pick), and Spencer Long (Jets) to bolster their offensive line.
Although there won’t be much to consider until the team puts on the pads, fans caught a glimpse of what the competition will look like so far. Wallace, Johnson, and Gaines all took first team reps on Friday after Wallace received most of the first team reps Thursday. Tre White spoke to reporters after practice Friday and when asked about the cornerback room White had this to say:
“This is probably the best group of corners we have had since I’ve been here. We have four capable starters,” noted White.
Regardless of how the competition shapes out, Buffalo will have a competent core of young talent to fall back on in a next-man-up situation.
On the offensive side, Spencer Long took first-team reps at right guard on Friday. Long started 13 games for the Jets in 2017 and looks like hell be a constant fixture in the revolving door of lineman fans are likely to see taking first team reps in camp. Like the CB2 spot, there won’t be a lot to work with as far as tape until the team starts hitting. Jon Feliciano took first-team reps on Thursday with Spain seeing first-team snaps on both days.
We’re a long way from the finish line, and the Bills are throwing a lot of stuff against the wall in the first two days of training camp.