Defense gets a reenforcement, plus camp notes

Another day, another signing. This time it was the Bills' second second-round pick, defensive end Ryan Denney, agreeing to a contract. The team didn't disclose terms, but it is believed to be a four-year deal.

Meanwhile, Denney's competition to start at left defensive end, veterans Kendrick Office and Erik Flowers, struggled some. In one-on-one pass-rushing drills, Office and Flowers had difficulty getting past offensive tackle Kris Farris, who's on the bubble to make the team. At times, Flowers tried to get a jump on Farris but went offside …

Bills defensive line coach John Levra said the team will probably not bring in any more defensive line help. Levra said, "I haven't been in Gregg's or Mr. Donahoe's office telling them that we need a left end or under tackle. We're gonna go with the guys we have. These are the guys who've been in our program and these are the guys we can win with." He added, "Who we gonna get? Sam Adams? We probably can't afford him." …

In a nine-on-seven drill in the red zone, undrafted free-agent running back Joe Burns took a pitchout into the end zone after running around Flowers and outside linebacker Fred Jones …

The day's best hit was by seventh-round draft pick Dominique Stevenson, who broke through into the backfield and popped Curtis Alexander . . . Tight end Brady McDonnell connected with a block downfield against undrafted free-agent cornerback Ahmad Brooks . . . Tony Driver moved in to take a pass away from Josh Reed for an interception in the end zone . . . Tight end Dan O'Leary failed to hang on to make a one-handed catch at the goal line on a pass from quarterback Travis Brown …

Though rain fell early in the workout, the team stayed outdoors. By the end of the session, the sun was out . . .  

Afterward, Jerry Ostroski and Jay Riemersma ran through some agility drills as part of their injury rehab . . .  

Impression from a trip through the merchandise test: It seems more open this year. Is that because there is more space? Or perhaps fewer vendors? There wasn't a big crowd today, so we'll have to check back on a busy day. 


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