Coach Rex Ryan does not expect Watkins, who underwent a hip procedure following the 2014 season, to do much football-related work until August, but the coach expects him to be fully ready for training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Ryan, “My understanding is Sammy is doing really well. We’re not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp.”
Manuel is expected to compete with three other quarterbacks in what the team is calling an open quarterback competition, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coordinator Greg Roman on Monday, "I think all four are doing a very nice job in our meetings and in communicating ... everyone will have a chance to work with the first team and everybody's going to have ample opportunity to put their best foot forward. When we start evaluating then we'll start to play around with things a little bit, who's with the first team the one day, and the next day, and so forth. We'll have a good feel for it as we go."
Despite reaching a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped, Dareus may receive punishment from the NFL for a June 2014 incident in which he was originally accused of racing teammate Jerry Hughes, ESPN.com reports.
Jackson has not yet been cleared for participation in the Bills' voluntary offseason conditioning program because he is among the team's players who is bouncing back from an unspecified offseason procedure, the team's official site reports.
New coach Rex Ryan failed to mention Brown's name when discussing the Bills' running back situation at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix this week until prompted, ESPN.com reports. Said Ryan, "With us, when we made the LeSean McCoy trade, with Fred Jackson and Boobie Dixon and, uh, the fast dude. Brown is it? I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football."