1. GM Brandon Beane expresses his admiration for UB football
While nothing is official yet, University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson and cornerback Cameron Lewis have announced they are joining the Bills as undrafted free agents.
General manager Brandon Beane says the Bills have an agreement in place with Jackson and still need to go through a physical with him but they are excited if all works out.
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“It’s exciting for Sean and I,” Beane said. “We really love the UB program and what they’re doing. It’s cool even though we didn’t draft one to be able to bring him here.”
Beane added on with his comments about Lewis.
“I’ll just say that we think he has some nickel ability so if we’re fortunate enough to add them to our team then, it will be good to have another UB guy,” Beane said. “We told you earlier we love the UB program and if we can find some fits here, we think that’s a cool little stepping ground for them and for us.”
The last UB player to join the Bills either as an undrafted free agent or as a rookie minicamp invitee was Jordan Johnson in 2017.
2. NBC Sports analyst raves about Bills draft pick Vosean Joseph
NBC Sports football analyst Chris Simms is sold on Bills fifth-round draft selection Vosean Joseph.
“Mack Wilson from Alabama is a good player and so is the guy from Clemson or Germaine Pratt, I like those guys but after the two Devins this I thought was the third-most impressive linebacker I watched,” Simms said. “I saw this kid and I just went he’s a lot like Darius Leonard who won rookie of the year last season. In every game I watch, he’s all over the ball. And for not a big guy, he plays really well in the trash and is a true ball-hawking linebacker.”
Joseph put together his best season in 2018. He led the Florida Gators with 93 tackles, with nine for a loss and 4.0 sacks. Joseph boasts excellent athleticism and an outstanding burst when closing on ballcarriers.
Joseph can also be an asset in pass coverage for the Bills.
3. How LeSean McCoy made the internet explode this weekend
*warning spoilers ahead*
Bills running back LeSean McCoy broke the cardinal rule of movie watching. He spoiled it.
With the conclusion of Day 1 of the NFL draft, McCoy and his son (aka lil shady) took to the theatres the next afternoon to watch the newest Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Endgame.
Unfortunately, McCoy couldn’t keep his disappointment with the ending to himself. And at 2:19 p.m. he released it to his more than 730,000 Twitter followers.
With still five hours to the NFL draft, NFL fans and just fans of Avengers in general took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the running back - notably the Cleveland Indians twitter account and his teammate Matt Barkley were quick to comment on the situation.
The movie released at midnight on Thursday with minimal people being able to see the movie before McCoy’s tweet.
Next time a big movie comes out, don’t look at McCoy’s twitter.
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