Bills set with roster???

Bills coach Gregg Williams said today that he's comfortable with the players on his roster and doesn't anticipate Buffalo adding more personnel from free agency unless a good football player jumps out at them.

 

"You're never going to turn away a good football player," Williams said.

Despite that admission, Buffalo is very questionable at left end and under tackle. Leif Larsen remains the starter at under tackle. But he is still a liability. And even with the possibility of Shawn Price re-signing and starting there, Price is coming off a knee injury and doesn't have a whole lot left in his knees. Tyrone Robinson has yet to distinguish himself and Justin Bannan is simply not ready…

At left end, Kendrick Office still plays with the first team, ahead of Erik Flowers. Gregg Williams was quick to point out that the Bills have all kinds of packages of defense that allow their defensive linemen to rotate in equally, but the fact remains that he did not highly praise Flowers' play on the field – which coaches often do when they really like a player. Instead, Williams only said, "We've asked him to get a little more anchor to him. It looks like he's had a real good off-season … It looks like he's done a very good job this off-season." …

To make the situation worse for Flowers, look what Williams said about Kendrick Office when he was asked to give his assessment: "Kendrick's had a very good off-season. He really has. Some of the areas where he had to improve physically, he has done a very good job on his flexion, his pad-level, getting lower, and getting stronger – a year here with Rusty Jones in his department has been great for him … I'm anxious to see him jump out there with the real pads on and see how much improvement he's made. He's a hustle guy. I like those hustle guys who want to play as hard as he wants to play."

I'm not saying that Office will be the definite starter at left end, but Williams' extensive comment on Office at least indicates to me that Buffalo likes him the best of all the left ends …

Alex Van Pelt and Larry Centers were the lone Bills veterans missing Tuesday morning inside the Bills Fieldhouse. Tight end Jay Riemersma (hamstring) and wide receiver Jeremy McDaniel (groin) were present but not participating in the first of eight no-pad voluntary workouts.

Van Pelt was excused because of a death in the family. Centers was excused because of a charity event that he's involved in. Both are expected to be around tomorrow …

As expected, Trey Teague played first-team left tackle, with Jonas Jennings at center. Gregg Williams said Jennings will get a chance at left tackle next week, with Teague manning center. But until it happens – and we know that Teague is not wild about the idea – we'll take a wait and see attitude …

Another interesting development: Marques Sullivan was playing second-team right guard. I think Sullivan is a better fit inside because he doesn't have to rely on foot quickness, which seems to be – speaking of feet, and pardon the pun – his Achilles' heel …

Nose tackle Pat Williams saw limited participation because he's still healing from off-season surgery on both heels. Ron Edwards took Williams' place on the first line.


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