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Buffalo Bills end mandatory minicamp a day early

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 were allowed to hold a three-day mandatory minicamp. With near-100% attendance and vocal pushback this offseason from the NFL Players Association on voluntary workouts, Bills coach Sean McDermott announced today that there will be no practice on Thursday and folks are free to leave following just two days of practice.

This begins the long stretch of the team’s offseason. They won’t be back in town until training camp in late July. If players are going to be involved in offseason hijinks, this is typically the time we see it.

From mid-April to mid-May, teams were allowed to conduct organized workouts and weightlifting. From mid-May to early June was Organized Team Activities (known commonly as OTAs). Those all concluded with mandatory minicamp. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills is permitted.

Rookies are still allowed to stay in the rookie development program through the end of the month.