The number two receiver role has been a well-documented competition for training camp, but Wednesday was the first day there was some movement in terms of who was getting reps. Up until Wednesday’s minicamp practice
“I know it’s an uphill battle for me going into my third year, especially with everything I had to deal with the past two years,” Easley told Buffalobills.com. “It’s a confidence booster day in and day out, I come in and make plays. I try to learn from my mistakes and just take it one day at a time.”
Easley had more plays than mistakes on Wednesday, including a pair of touchdown receptions during red zone from two different quarterbacks. The first came on a well-run slant with Easley beating coverage and snaring a well-thrown pass from
On the next series Easley pulled in another bullet pass from
Easley has the ideal physical skill set for the outside receiver position opposite
“Everyone knows that Stevie is the guy and it’s pretty much an open competition from there,” Easley said. “Based on the reps that the guys have been getting since OTAs, stuff is starting to fall into place. I’m just trying to boost my stock going into training camp and finish this minicamp strong.”
Two new spectators
The coaches are still trying to find a bona fide answer at middle linebacker behind Sheppard as the team heads to training camp.
Williams leads secondary play
“I’m feeling real comfortable,” said Williams. “Second year back here with the playbook and having trust with the safeties and George (Wilson) and Jairus (Byrd) are really helping me out and covering my back.”
Williams has spent the majority of his time at left cornerback, a position where he’ll start with a good training camp. Standing six-foot himself, he’s faced most of the taller wideouts in the practice setting like Derek Hagan and Easley. The former second-round pick knows facing those bigger receivers will only help him come the regular season.
“Last year I was mostly on the shorter guys like Wes (Welker) and Santonio Holmes and other guys like that,” said Williams. “This year being around David (Nelson) and Marcus (Easley) they help me out because there are two different styles with taller receivers and shorter receivers so coming out here and competing we’re just grinding together.”
Credited with a pair of pass breakups on the day was undrafted rookie
For all the highlights from Wednesday’s action just go to the Media Center at Buffalobills.com.
The Bills close out their minicamp practices with a final workout on Thursday at 1:45 pm.