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Bills Today | High praise for the wide receiver room in Buffalo


1. High praise for the wide receiver room in Buffalo

John Brown is used to being on a team with other talented receivers around him. When he was with the Cardinals from 2014 -2017, he played with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Ted Ginn Jr, Jaron Brown, and J.J. Nelson. When he played for the Ravens in 2018, he was alongside Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead.  This year is no different, with the talent that the Bills have brought in, it is no surprise that Brown thinks this is the most stacked wide receiver group he has been a part of. He also knows that because there are many talented guys at the position that you can't be selfish and need to focus on making plays when your number is called.  

"We have a lot of ballplayers," Brown explained. "and I think we're pretty stacked at the receiver position. It's more than I've ever been with on any team, and just to be around those guys it's exciting and it's fun every day."

"I've been through this before," Brown stated. "When I was with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. We had three of the best receivers and we made plays when they came to us. We were close to having three receivers with over 1,000 yards so anytime the ball came our way, we took advantage of those opportunities. That's what it's going to be like here, if you want to win you need to stop being selfish, and really focus on winning and making plays when they come to you."

2. Who will man the right corner?

Since the beginning of training camp, one of the biggest position battles was at cornerback opposite TreDavious White. Levi Wallace and Josh Norman have been battling for that spot throughout training camp but that has been put on hold as both players are dealing with hamstring injuries. Norman returned to practice on a limited basis after being out for two weeks. Wallace missed practice yesterday and it is unknown when he will return, but the Bills are taking a day-to-day approach on evaluating his injury. With the start of the season only 10 days away it is uncertain who will start in week one. Sean McDermott said that they have to be smart with their approach when it comes to injuries and that the team has a best man up mentality for every position.  

"We've got to be smart and sharp with our approach there," McDermott said. "Josh [Norman] is a guy that I've been around so I know what he can do. That said, I also know that there's work to be done yet. And it's important that he continues to maximize those treatment opportunities and gets back as soon as he can."

"It's important that all these guys get back," McDermott explained. "They don't want to miss time and it's hard to add value when you're not available. It's unfortunate whenever we find an injury or have an injury pop up. These guys do a great job in the offseason of getting themselves ready to go. But the fact remains a next man up has to be ready to step in and do his job at a high level and until these guys can come back and hopefully, we can get them back sooner than later."

3. Familiar names to call Bills games for Week 1 + 2.

CBS Sports announced its broadcast teams for the 2020 NFL season. They also released which crews would call the CBS games for weeks 1 and 2. The number one CBS crew will again be made up of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, and Tracy Wolfson and their first game of the season will be calling the Patriots-Dolphins game in week 1. The Bills will get familiar voices to call their first two games this season. In week 1, Andrew Catalon and James Lofton will call the Bills home opener versus the New York Jets. For Buffalo's week 2 matchup in Miami, Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta will call the game. CBS will announce the rest of their broadcast team's locations weekly during the season. The Bills will have games shown on CBS, FOX, NFL Network, NBC, and ESPN at some point throughout the 2020 season.

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