It is time for the Bills mandatory minicamp and a time to take note of shuffles made in the roster. Who is in, who is out and who is back at the Buffalo Bills? For four players invited to the Bills rookie camp during 10-12 May, this try-outs showed to be a great opportunity. These rookies joining the NFL ranks at the Bills are Moral Stephens, Abraham Wallace, Quindarius Thagard and Garret McGhin. The Bills also resigned Lee Smith after three seasons at the Oakland Riders. The Bills released running back Keith Ford and tight end Jake Fisher to open up space on the roster.
TE Moral Stephens
Stephens made a mere 15 catches for 261 yards during his time at the Gators, but he did make the most this during his career in Florida. Now being signed for the first time into NFL, his future at the Bills will still have to be revealed. He is added as a tight end to the Bills roster which is now a 90 man roster. Stephens is considered a good blocker in a running game and also as a key special team player. He impressed the Bills during rookie camp.
S Abraham Wallace
The played his final college year at West Alabama after spending a year with Texas Tech and being during 2015-2016 at Louisiana State University. In 2018 he delivered two interceptions, 60 tackles and a forced fumble during his last season at West Alabama. Signed as a safety, he will be up against Jaquan Johnson falling on the depth card behind Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, making his odds relatively tight to earn his place within the Bills’ 53-man roster.
DT Quindarius Thagard
Thagard is up against some serious competition in the Bills camp in his position of a defensive tackle. What is in his advantage is that he now has more time to prove himself to the coaching staff as a valuable player. During his time as a two-year starter at the University of Alabama Birmingham, his best performances are linked with 61 tackles made with four sacks as well as a pass breakup.
OL Garrett McGhin
This three-year starter from East Carolina played at various positions during his college career. Not only filling the ranks of playing guard and tackle but centre too. During the Bills rookie camp, he was in the position of right tackle. Due to the flexibility that he has shown, he might have a better chance in the offensive line, which is already crowded.
Lee Smith is returning to the Bills camp. The Bills offered the tight end a three-year contract. Mostly in the position of blocker, Smith delivered seven touchdowns and 56 catches for 392 yards in 107 games during the past three seasons. With the minicamp underway, all eyes will be watching and judging especially the rookie additions, all keen to impress.