It’s finally here! It’s been a long offseason since the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round. On Wednesday, the Bills kicked off their training camp at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off by hearing from talented wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who broke his silence concerning his absence from a mandatory minicamp practice.
WR Stefon Diggs speaks out on Day 1 of training camp
Diggs’ absence garnered plenty of attention, with head coach Sean McDermott saying he was “very concerned” by Diggs missing that one day of mandatory minicamp. But as the team opened up camp at Fisher, Diggs spoke to the media, describing the issues and the conversations that caused him to miss practice as a “family matter” and that it was was all “water under the bridge.”
- Ryan O’Halloran: Stefon Diggs’ insight made Day 1 of Bills camp a no-doubt success - Buffalo News
- Stefon Diggs clears the air on issues with Bills after day 1 of training camp - newyorkupstate.com
- Capaccio: Case closed on drama between Bills, Diggs - WGR 550
- Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs: ‘It’s all water under the bridge. We talked it out as men’ - Buffalo News
- Bills’ Stefon Diggs clears the air - ‘Only focus is winning’ - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills blog
- Stefon Diggs paints rosy picture at Buffalo Bills camp. ‘It’s all water under the bridge’ - Democrat & Chronicle
- ‘I’m in a great space’ | WR Stefon Diggs says all is well with the Bills after offseason conversations - BuffaloBills.com
- On first day of training camp, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs breaks his silence - Buffalo News
- Beane takes no issue with Diggs wanting to win - WGR 550
- Coach Sean McDermott - Bills ‘in good spot’ with Stefon Diggs - ESPN Buffalo Bills blog
- Stefon Diggs ‘100%’ wants to retire a member of Bills - WGR 550
- Sean McDermott gives updates on Diggs, Hamlin as Bills start training camp - BuffaloBills.com
Other training camp observations
One of the biggest positional battles to watch during training camp is at middle linebacker, where the Bills are seeking a replacement for Tremaine Edmunds. On the opening day at camp, Tyrel Dodson was the guy manning the middle of Buffalo’s defense.
Among the other observations: rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid made a great impression, cornerback Christian Benford is making his case to start at CB2, Josh Allen and the offense needed some time to shake off the offseason rust, and safety Damar Hamlin made an emotional return to the practice field.
- Bills Observations: Unheralded Tyrel Dodson mans the middle on Day One - Buffalo News
- Who will replace Tremaine Edmunds at MLB? Day 1 of Buffalo Bills training camp offers a clue - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills rookie impresses, CB stock on rise on Day 1 of training camp (Observations) - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills observations: Josh Allen, offense shake off rust as training camp opens - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Hamlin’s return, Benford’s pick headline Bills camp - WGR 550
- Top 10 things we learned at the start of Bills training camp | 2023 - BuffaloBills.com
- Highlights from Sean McDermott’s opening news conference at Bills training camp - Buffalo News
- McDermott excited to build closer relationships with players - WGR 550
Edge rusher Von Miller to start on active/PUP list
Before training camp began, the Bills announced that future Pro Football Hall of Famer Von Miller will start camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list, along with defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and linebacker Tyler Matakevich. Buffalo also agreed on one-year deals with running back Darrynton Evans and tight end Jace Sternberger.
- Von Miller, Jordan Phillips to start Bills training camp on active/physically-unable-to-perform list - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills made these transactions ahead of Training Camp - BuffaloBills.com
- Who is Darrynton Evans? Buffalo Bills add former top-100 pick (6 things to know) - newyorkupstate.com
- Reports: Bills expected to sign tight end Jace Sternberger after workout - Buffalo News
- Bills expected to sign running back Darrynton Evans, according to report - Buffalo News
Even more Bills news and notes
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- Former Syracuse standout among 3 Buffalo Bills sleepers to watch on defense at training camp - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills training camp preview: Is 2023 final run for Micah Hyde-Jordan Poyer tandem? - The Athletic (subscription required)
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- Bills’ Damar Hamlin extends support to Bronny James after cardiac arrest at USC practice - Buffalo News
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