The Buffalo Bills kicked off Organized Team Activities (OTAs) last week in Orchard Park. Even though they are voluntary, attendance is still noted by the coaching staff, media, and fans. Only 70 to 75 players were in attendance in the first week, and a couple more players arrived for this week.
On the offensive side of the ball, running back Devin Singletary and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders saw their first action in Bills helmets for the season. Sanders is brand new to the roster, replacing John Brown in the lineup, so his attendance is even more important. Singletary wants to rebound from a sophomore slump.
Meanwhile, Star Lotulelei was not in attendance in Western New York for the second straight week. Head coach Sean McDermott called that “unfortunate” last week, but following those comments, Lotulelei was seen on video over the weekend looking nimble and in football shape.
1st Rd pick & Buffalo Bills starting DT Star Lotulelei working fluid hips. Lateral quickness as he pushes off his outside foot, to sell an inside move he takes a jab step and finishing with a club with his outside hand to win the edge. To finish to the QB, he drives his inside pic.twitter.com/Cj7BPEImuC— Coach Lei Talamaivao (@leitalamaivao) May 29, 2021
Here is our best guess at the players who have yet to arrive for OTAs, which are voluntary at this point in time:
- Stefon Diggs
- Star Lotulelei
- Daryl Williams
- Vernon Butler
- Taiwan Jones
- Mario Addison
- Jerry Hughes
- Mitch Morse