Bills newcomer Mike Williams sat out portions of minicamp to rest his troubled hamstring, but the veteran wideout has no worries heading into training camp.
“I’m fully ready to go,” Williams told Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kinda had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again.
“At the start of camp, just did the conditioning test and I feel real good. I feel great. I feel I got an A-plus, if there was a grade for it. I feel I’m ready to go.”
Williams finished 2013 with 22 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns – all career lows. The Buccaneers traded the wideout to the Bills in early April for a sixth-round pick.
Let’s look at some more notes from the AFC East…
- Mike Rodak of ESPN.com gives Bills wideout Marcus Easley an 80 percent chance of making the team, especially considering the 26-year-old’s contributions on special teams. Easley could potentially be squeezed out by receivers Chris Hogan and T.J. Graham or fullback Evan Rodriguez.
- Graham, tight end Chris Gragg and punter Brian Moorman are notable omissions from Rodak’s projected Bills roster. In his scenario, offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio would beat veteran Erik Pears for a starting gig, resulting in the 32-year-old’s release.
- The Dolphins would like somebody to challenge running back Daniel Thomas for a roster spot, and ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks that player could be undrafted rookie Damien Williams.
- If Jets running back Chris Johnson proves that his surgically repaired knee is not 100 percent, ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini says it may be in the team’s best interest to carry a fifth running back. The competition for that final spot would likely include Daryl Richardson and Alex Green.
- If there were to be a surprise cut on the Patriots defense, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss thinks it could be defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. The 33-year-old is coming off an ACL injury and recently restructured his contract, leading the writer to say that Kelly is “anything but a sure-fire lock to stick.”
- Safety Patrick Chung and offensive guard Dan Connolly were notable snubs on Reiss’s projected Patriots roster.