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Nick O'Leary needs a 'strong camp to stick' with the Buffalo Bills

O'Leary didn't see much time on the field at minicamp.

Nick O'Leary has a chance to make the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster, but according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, he'll need a strong training camp to stick. The Bills writer was asked about the tight end on his Fan Friday article and stated the following:

"O’Leary is a tight end who didn’t see quite as much action in the spring practices as other tight ends battling for the No. 2 job behind Charles Clay. Blake Annen, who we profiled on Buffalobills.com recently and Chris Gragg got the most work after Clay during the team periods of practice. Both run well and offer more size and athleticism than O’Leary. What O’Leary needs to do is highlight his versatility as much as possible when put in a move tight end role or H-back set."

He added, "With true fullbacks on the roster though that task may prove difficult. It’s clear the offensive staff was giving Annen and Gragg most of the reps after Clay. Jim Dray is the clear blocking tight end for this offense. So O’Leary has to have a strong camp to outperform one of the other tight ends and stick."

It seems safe to assume that Charles Clay and Jim Dray are locks to make the roster at tight end, so O'Leary will need to outperform both Annen and Gragg at training camp to win a roster spot. Anything can happen, but O'Leary seems to be facing long odds when it comes to playing for the Bills in 2016.


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