Peterman, McCarron splitting first team quarterback reps at Bills' OTAs

Notes, observations, and video from Thursday

Sal Capaccio
May 24, 2018 - 2:29 pm

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Here are some notes and observations from Thursday’s Bills’ OTA session:

  • Running back LeSean McCoy missed most of the practice with an illness, according to the team. However, he showed up later in the session and participated in 11-on-11 drills. Cornerback Vontae Davis and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei were the only regulars not seen on the field for the entire session, other than wide receiver Zay Jones, who head coach Sean McDermott announced had knee surgery and will miss some time.


  • McDermott said before practice that quarterbacks A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman have been splitting reps with the starting offense, while Josh Allen has been taking snaps with the third team. That’s exactly how it played out Thursday with Peterman getting work with the first team, McCarron the second, then Allen getting third team reps.
  • The starting offensive line was LT Dion Dawkins, LG Vld Ducasse, C Russell Bodine, RG John Miller, RT Jordan Mills. Ryan Groy was the second team center and rookie Wyatt Teller was the second team right guard. Marshall Newhouse was the second team left tackle.
  • With McCoy and Jones out, Chris Ivory got first-team reps at running back while Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes and Jeremy Kerley (slot) made up the starting wide receivers.
  • The offense was already working on situational football. After only one 11-on-11 play, McDermott blew the whistle and yelled for field goal team to rush on the field to kick one, as in an end-of-game situation.


  • With Lotulelei and Vontae Davis out, here were the starters:
    • DT: Kyle Williams, Harrison Phillips
    • DE: Jerry Hughes, Shaw Lawson
    • LB: WLB Matt Milano, MLB Tremaine Edmunds, SLB Lorenzo Alexander
    • CB: Tre’Davious White, Phillip Gaines, Taron Johnson (slot). 
    • S: Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer


  • Kaelin Clay, Austin Proehl, Jeremy Kerley, and Quan Bray rotated as punt returners. Ray-Ray McCloud was surprisingly not one of those returners, but while that was gong on he was on the sidelines taking with coaches and watching. He then went in and worked as a gunner on the punt team.




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