The rookies selected by the Buffalo Bills in last month’s NFL Draft had their first chance to don the Bills jersey and make an impression on general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott during rookie minicamp, which kicked off Friday.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off with notes and observations from rookie minicamp, including how first-round draft pick Kaiir Elam is turning heads with his work ethic and his footwork.
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Bills rookie minicamp begins
Among Buffalo’s rookies, Elam enjoyed a solid day shutting down the wide receivers, Khalil Shakir showed a penchant for getting open and making plays, James Cook’s speed burst was on full display, and cornerback Christian Benford had a solid debut in pass coverage.
- Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp 2022 observations: Kaiir Elam in lock down mode in first practice - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills observations from rookie minicamp: Kaiir Elam, James Cook, Khalil Shakir and more - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Kaiir Elam an eager student on Bills’ first day of rookie minicamp - Buffalo News
- Bills rookies hit the field for the first time - WGR 550
- Bills Notebook: Rookie minicamp has a ‘first day of school’ feel - Buffalo News
- Matt Araiza hype train still rolling as Bills start rookie minicamp - Democrat & Chronicle
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Buffalo comes to terms with its eight-man NFL Draft class
That was easy. Before this weekend’s minicamp began, general manager Brandon Beane and the Bills agreed with all eight of their draft picks on their rookie contracts, meaning Buffalo’s complete draft class will be on the field for rookie minicamp. Plus, get to know Buffalo’s crop of undrafted rookie free agents.
- Bills sign 2022 draft class and nine undrafted free agents ahead of rookie minicamp - Buffalo News
- Bills announce signings of 2022 draft class, undrafted FAs - WGR 550
- Bills announce all eight of their draft picks have signed their rookie contracts - BuffaloBills.com
- Get to know these 9 Bills undrafted free agents - BuffaloBills.com
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