Appearing on the John Murphy Show Friday night, Bills Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel Doug Whaley says the team remains on the lookout for new talent, but he likes what he sees after one week of training camp.
“From my standpoint, we’re always looking to upgrade and get better,” Whaley said. “But at this time, we’re very much settled with the competition that we brought in, and the level of play. But again we will always be looking out there. Anywhere we think we can improve, we will be on it.”
The Bills brought in veteran safety Jim Leonhard Thursday for a visit to a camp. He is an unsigned free agent who was released by the New York Jets last January, one month after undergoing surgery on a torn patella tendon.
“It was just a preliminary look-see,” Whaley said in his radio appearance. “If you look at it, we have three tremendous safeties, and some young guys. We’re just doing our due diligence. Something happens to one of the vet guys, y’know, ‘who’s out there---let’s take a look at this guy if we need him, where is he health-wise? ’”
Leonhard left Bills Camp Friday without being offered a contract.
The Bills scouting staff has arrived at training camp this weekend, to spend a few days looking over the roster and get preliminary evaluations on the 2012 draft picks.
Whaley already has positive reviews for first round selection
“Not only on the field, but off the field, he’s a special person. This guy is focused and all he wants to do is play football, and be the best that he can be. And he is as advertised.”
“I think he’s ahead of where I thought he would be,” Whaley said. “I was talking to
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