The Buffalo Bills' voluntary offseason workout program began early on Monday morning, and a healthy percentage of the team's current 71-man roster was in attendance.
Of the 71 players on the roster, I counted 66 on the field. Jerry Hughes and Stephon Gilmore were not there. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) April 6, 2015
There were two notable exceptions, however, and both are key members of what is expected to be one of the NFL's best defenses in 2015: pass rusher Jerry Hughes and cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Hughes, freshly signed to a five-year, $45 million contract extension last month, is in his native Texas this week, where he's preparing for his wedding this coming weekend. That per WGR 550's Sal Capaccio.
Jerry Hughes not at Bills conditioning. He is getting married this coming weekend in Houston, TX.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) April 6, 2015
As for Gilmore, he's taking some additional time away from Orchard Park this offseason because he recently became a father.