The 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere is being held this weekend in Los Angeles, and it's probably going to cost one Buffalo Bills rookie the opportunity to participate in an OTA session.
Karlos Williams, a running back out of Florida State and the Bills' fifth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, is among 41 players invited to the annual league marketing event, which this year runs from May 28-31. The Bills began organized team activities on Tuesday, and their third session is scheduled for Friday, May 29, when Williams is likely to be in Los Angeles.
Every year, the NFLPA invites notable draft picks - which are almost exclusively quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, with the occasional defender mixed in (Leonard Williams is the only non-offensive skill player invited this year) - out to LA on the premise of "learning the business of football". What it usually amounts to, from the fan's perspective, is coaches publicly wishing their rookies didn't have to do the event, a few softball interviews about nothing of particular importance, and pictures of the rookies donning their official NFL team uniforms for the first time.
For now, it's looking like Williams will only miss one practice session, however; he'll be back in time for three more OTA sessions scheduled for next week.