It was another competitive practice at One Bills Drive on Tuesday, as the offense took it to the defense time and again. Led by top receiver Stefon Diggs, starting runner Devin Singletary, and good push from the offensive line, the offense won one-on-one reps and scored a touchdown and field goal during their full-field sessions.
Stefon Diggs powers a red-hot passing day
Josh Allen had a strong day, going 15-for-19 passing with one batted pass and one throwaway. With John Brown sitting out the practice, Stefon Diggs was the primary target, and he simply dominated practice. At one point, Diggs caught three straight passes in 11-on-11. Shortly thereafter, he caught four straight in another series.
Bass battles back
Best of luck to Heath Farwell and the others trying to pick a Bills kicker. It was rookie Tyler Bass’s turn for simulated kicks, and he nailed all seven (all of them at or under 50 yards of distance). Stephen Hauschka’s perfect day yesterday suggested that the competition might be coming to a close, but Bass isn’t going down without a fight.
Corey Thompson (sore knee) missed practice Tuesday. John Brown took a veteran rest day. Robert Foster (concussion) was still in a non-contact jersey.
Everyone else out was the same as the previous day: Tommy Sweeney (foot), Jon Feliciano (pectoral), Christian Wade (quad), Josh Norman (hamstring), Patrick DiMarco (neck), and Taiwan Jones (knee).
- Fighting for a roster spot, former UB cornerback Cam Lewis landed two big plays Tuesday—a pass breakup on Isaiah McKenzie, then a forced fumble after giving up a catch to McKenzie.
- Call him “Gabriel” Davis—the Bills rookie told media that he prefers his full name over the “Gabe” nickname.
- Levi Wallace continued playing starting cornerback in place of Josh Norman, and he’s been as steady as he was last year.
- Bryan Cox Jr. and Victor Salako started a fight after a few competitive reps. The players piled up, but eventually were separated. Even Jon Feliciano, arm in a sling, tried getting in to break up the fight.
- With Patrick DiMarco sidelined for the past week, Reggie Gilliam is getting his best chance to stand out and make the team as an undrafted fullback. He might be the only UDFA rookie to survive the cut—others like Trey Adams haven’t stood out in a positive way.