The adrenaline apparently had been building for quite a while as Bills top pick
“I’ve been doing a lot of work with my trainer back home and then out here we’ve got Joe Kim back with us working out,” said Maybin. “So I feel good about where I’m at. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I’m still trying to catch up as far as the playbook goes, but for where I’m at right now I feel like I’m making pretty good progress.”
Maybin planned to sit down with the defensive staff later in the day to review his practice tape as they assess just where he’s at and what he’ll be comfortable executing as soon as Saturday night when the Bills play their fourth preseason game at Pittsburgh.
The Bills top pick lined up with the second unit at left defensive end for most of the practice much like he did in the spring practices, but he was also dropped into coverage a couple of times.
On one particular play he had solid coverage on fellow rookie
“They had me dropping a few times,” said Maybin. “Shawn was able to still haul that pass in. I’m sure he’s going to be talking about that for the rest of the day. I think I’m really excited about some of the things they’re trying to do with me. I think it’s going to be a really good opportunity for me.”
No word yet on just how much action he’ll see in Saturday’s preseason game.
Bell injures back
Bills offensive tackle
But Bell was carted off the practice field Monday after straining his back.
“Demetrius twinged his back a little bit so we took him in to do some tests,” said head coach Dick Jauron. “Hopefully it’s not bad.”
Owens still on the shelf
Still no sign of
Now the approach is for Owens to be free of any discomfort before putting him through the paces of practice again.
“Terrell is doing good,” said Jauron. “He says he feels a lot better. We won’t bring him back on the field until we feel like it’s all the way back to where it was. It doesn’t make any sense for us to do that. Though it is critical that he does get back as soon as he can to get the timing, get his reps in and get his work done.”
Offensively, Derek Schouman made a difficult catch in the back corner of the end zone reaching high for a pass from Edwards for a touchdown.
Shawn Nelson made a couple of nice plays in the passing game as he gained separation from fellow rookies
Roscoe Parrish had a shoe top reception on a comeback route from Edwards, and also had a nice fake out move near the sideline as he got outside his defender for extra yardage.
And Trent Edwards beat the blitz with a well-executed screen pass to
Lining up opposite Maybin at right defensive end was
Stepping in for Demetrius Bell with the second unit at left tackle once Bell was injured was undrafted rookie
The Bills have an 11:35 practice scheduled for Tuesday.