Buffalo Bills training camp started on Saturday and some players are already standing out. Some of the players you'll see listed below are already locks for the roster, but others are fighting for a roster spot. After two days at Bills camp, here are some players who have made an early impact.
McCoy shared with the media on Saturday that he's down to 210 pounds. The running back said that he has a lot to prove in his second season in Buffalo. Last year, the back went over 1,000 total yards but he battled injuries throughout the season. Early on in training camp, it's clear to see McCoy still has his explosiveness. In a video clip shared by Joe Buscaglia of WKBW-TV, McCoy runs by linebacker Kevin Riddick with relative ease and catches a deep ball in stride.
McCoy is still one of the league's most elusive backs and if he's at 100 percent, Buffalo's offense could be even better in 2016.
After OTAs, Dezmin Lewis looked as though he'd be a strong contender for the team's No. 3 wide receiver job. Lewis has continued his impressive play two days into training camp. At both practices, Lewis was running with the first team offense and he's already made a few plays at camp.
Lewis not only looks like he'll earn a roster spot in his second season, but he may also end up receiving plenty of playing time in the regular season.
The Bills added quite a few wide receivers to their roster this offseason and Little was one of the more interesting names. In his first two seasons (2011-12) with the Cleveland Browns, Little caught 114 passes for 1,356 yards and six touchdowns. Although Little was putting up decent stats, he was plagued by drops. In the last three seasons Little's production has dropped significantly during his time with the Browns and Bengals. He has caught 47 passes for 534 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't register any stats last year and Buffalo may be his last chance to stick in the league.
So far, so good. After two days, Little has caught the attention of the media and Bills fans by making some acrobatic receptions and showing some chemistry with Tyrod Taylor.
Little's spot is far from safe after two days of camp but he's standing out early. Working out with Taylor this offseason is already paying dividends for the receiver.
Gilmore is currently in the middle of contract negotiations with the Bills. Talks haven't been going well as the two sides aren't seeing eye to eye on how much the cornerback should earn in his next deal, but Gilmore still reported to camp. This alone could earn Gilmore a spot on the standout list for doing what was right for himself and the team. That said, Gilmore's play also has earned him a spot on this list. At the start of camp, Gilmore has played well and he recorded the first interception of camp. Gilmore is arguably coming off of the best season of his career and he's picking up where he left off.
Williams will be fighting for Buffalo's fourth safety spot and early on in camp he may have the edge. The safety has been working with the second team unit alongside Robert Blanton early at camp. It's still far too early to say that Williams' roster spot is safe, but so far he has the edge over the likes of Jonathan Meeks and Colt Anderson.
Hughes is Buffalo's top pass rusher and he's looked the part at camp. He's been disruptive through two days and has found himself in Buffalo's backfield a few times. On Sunday, Hughes went against Jim Dray, Buffalo's blocking tight end. Needless to say it was quite the mismatch.
Don't be surprised if Hughes has a huge season in 2016 with the Bills.null