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Buffalo Bills welcome back all 81 players to One Bills Drive today

The Bills are back!

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

It took a whole lot longer than we expected, but the Buffalo Bills are all back at One Bills Drive today. In all, 81 players are taking part in the workouts today as they begin ramping up to the 2020 NFL season. It’s part training camp and part OTAs and part conditioning, but the Bills are back on the field.

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As you can see, the players are masked while they are working out and other measures have been taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. Players have all been through extensive testing just to get on the field. One negative test upon arrival then another two days later allowed them to take a physical and then daily testing has continued.

The Bills’ roster sits at 81 (one more than the normal 80 thanks to Christian Wade’s exemption) so they are allowed to have full-team practices at this point in the offseason. Five players remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list including safety Siran Neal (who should be back in the next couple days after repeatedly testing negative after a potentially false positive). The rest of the COVID-19 list is DT Vincent Taylor, CB Dane Jackson, WR Duke Williams, and CB Isaiah Brown. Also not on the active roster are WR Cole Beasley (back injury) and TE Tommy Sweeney (ankle) but both should return in the next week or so based on early reports.

Here is the list of players on the active roster. Rookies are denoted with an asterisk. Free-agent and trade additions are noted with a plus sign.

Quarterback (4)

Josh Allen
Matt Barkley
Jake Fromm*
Davis Webb

Running back (8)

Patrick DiMarco
Reggie Gilliam*
Taiwan Jones+
Zack Moss*
Devin Singletary
Christian Wade
Antonio Williams*
T.J. Yeldon

Tight end (5)

Nate Becker
Jason Croom
Dawson Knox
Tyler Kroft
Lee Smith
PUP-ACTIVE list: Tommy Sweeney

Wide receiver (8)

John Brown
Gabriel Davis*
Stefon Diggs+
Nick Easley
Robert Foster
Isaiah Hodgins*
Isaiah McKenzie
Andre Roberts
COVID list: Duke Williams
NF-I list: Cole Beasley

Interior O-line (8)

Evan Boehm+
Ike Boettger
Jon Feliciano
Marquell Harell*
Spencer Long
Mitch Morse
Quinton Spain
Daryl Williams+

Offensive tackle (7)

Trey Adams*
Ryan Bates
Dion Dawkins
Cody Ford
Ty Nsekhe
Victor Salako
Brandon Walton*

Defensive line (13)

Mario Addison+
Vernon Butler+
Bryan Cox, Jr.+
A.J. Epenesa*
Jerry Hughes
Quinton Jefferson
Daryl Johnson, Jr.
Mike Love
Trent Murphy
Ed Oliver
Harrison Phillips
Niles Scott+
Jonathan Woodard*
Opt out list: Star Lotulelei
COVID-19 list: Vincent Taylor

Linebacker (9)

Mike Bell+
Tyrel Dodson
Tremaine Edmunds
Vosean Joseph
A.J. Klein+
Tyler Matakevich+
Matt Milano
Del’Shawn Phillips+
Corey Thompson

Cornerback (6)

Taron Johnson
Akeem King+
Cam Lewis
Josh Norman+
Levi Wallace
Tre’Davious White
COVID-19 list: Dane Jackson*, Ike Brown*
Opt out list: E.J. Gaines+

Safety (6)

Micah Hyde
Jaquan Johnson
Dean Marlowe
Jordan Poyer
Garret Taylor*
Josh Thomas*
COVID-19 list: Siran Neal

Specialists (5)

Tyler Bass (kicker)*
Corey Bojorquez (punter)
Stephen Hauschka (kicker)
Reid Ferguson (long snapper)
Kaare Vedvik (punter/kicker)+