The Bills have one month before they open up training camp on July 20th, but players are still posturing themselves to win starting jobs this summer, write Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 SportsRadio. According to Buscaglia, the team will be having open competition at strong safety, right tackle, right guard, and fullback. The team also will be giving long looks to their tight ends, despite bringing back Scott Chandler, who led the team in receiving in 2013.
Here are some other notes from the AFC East:
- As reports have been coming out of Jets‘ camp that Michael Vick is falling behind second-year quarterback Geno Smith, Vick is remaining supportive of his teammate, writes Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. Vick voiced his belief that Smith could lead the Jets to a Super Bowl. “I think it can happen this year,” said Vick. “I think Geno can take us to where we need to go.”
- Another second-year player is poised to make his impact on the division is Dolphins‘ left guard Dallas Thomas, who spoke with James Walker of ESPN.com about the upcoming season. Thomas said his biggest keys to improving this offseason were mastering the playbook, finding a consistent position as left guard, and coming into the season lighter than he did as a rookie.
- The Patriots got better as the season went on last season, and Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com highlighted a group of players that finished the season with some momentum earlier today. He also put together a list of players who need to find their momentum this offseason, so the team can begin the season with a head of steam.