The newest Bills reported to the team facility on Thursday to be fitted for equipment and check in with the athletic training staff - items crossed off a lengthy to-do list before the real work begins.
In total, all eight draft picks, 16 undrafted free agent signees, and nine roster players without a pension-credited season are scheduled to participate in the three-day workout at One Bills Drive.
Under the terms of the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), teams are permitted one post-draft Rookie Minicamp on either the first or second weekend following the NFL Draft.
Although it's the players' first on-field work in a football setting in some time, both full contact - “live” blocking, tackling, pass rushing, bump-and-run coverage - and shoulder pads are prohibited. The use of helmets is permitted.
Players are also limited to a maximum of 10 hours of team activities per day, including team meetings, physical training and practice.