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Nelson shows hands on OTA-2

Rookie tight end Shawn Nelson, the BIlls' fourth-round draft choice, displayed good hands on the second day of organized team activity workouts. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder, made back-to-back good grabs on pass routes down the right seam of the field. Both throws came from Gibran Hamdan and both were caught in traffic. Nelson is working with the second-teamers. Derek Fine and Derek Schouman are running with the first-teamers at tight end.

Running back Dominic Rhodes was practicing Tuesday. He missed Monday's session. Receiver Roscoe Parrish and safety Donte Whitner were absent. Whitner had a court date in Cleveland regarding his disorderly conduct arrest. Defensive tackle Marcus Stroud was participating on a limited basis.

The Bills worked for 90 minutes again in the fieldhouse. Terrence McGee made one of the best defensive plays of the day, intercepting a deep pass down the right sideline intended for Terrell Owens. The ball from Trent Edwards was a tad underthrown, and McGee made a good leaping grab for it. Edwards was not particularly sharp on the day. Josh Reed made a couple of nice catches. Edwards hit Owens on a nice pattern across the middle for at least a 20-yard gain. Reggie Corner wasn't able to stay with Owens all the way across the field. Owens also had a 20-yard sideline catch from Edwards. But Chris Kelsay got around right tackle Brad Butler quicckly on the play, and it would have been a sack. Kelsay also had a bat-down at the line. Ryan Fitzpatrick took some of the snaps as the No. 2 quarterback on Day Two of the OTAs. Leodis McKelvin had a good break up of a short sideline pass for Owens. McKelvin closes quickly on the ball.

---Mark Gaughan


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