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Wednesday OTA

Lee Evans was the best looking player on the field in Wednesday's organized team activity session in the Bills' Fieldhouse. Evans caught six passes from quarterback Trent Edwards during 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills. His first grab was the best, an intermediate crossing route thrown in perfect stride by Edwards. Terrell Owens had three catches overall - all in 11-on-11 drills - and there were two other throws for Owens that went incomplete. Owens is impressive running after the catch on crossing routes. Maybe it's becuase of his size. It seems like he kicks in an extra gear and cuts a swath through the secondary the instant after he makes the grab. He broke free of cornerback Reggie Corner after one crossing route, but Corner popped the ball out of Owens hands from behind. Owens fell on the ball to make the recovery. Owens also made a nifty leaping catch on a quick slant. reaching behind him for the ball. Overall, Edwards looked pretty good throwing it. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin came up quickly to break up an out-pattern throw for Owens.

Cornerback Drayton Florence, filling the second nickel corner spot, intercepted a Gibran Hamdan pass down the right sideline intended for Roscoe Parrish. Keith Ellison was all over a short bootleg pass fro Derek Schouman. Rookie tight end Shawn Nelson showed good concentration making a catch in traffic from Hamdan, who fit it into a tight window. Safety Bryan Scott made the catch of the day, a one-handed, leaping interception along the sideline on a throw from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Scott was covering Nelson and picked the ball out of the air with his left hand. Donte Whitner got an easy interception off a throw that bounced off the hands of Nelson.

Running with the third-team defense was Gerald Washington, Ventrell Jenkins, John Faletoese and Jermaine McGhee on the line (with David Lindquist filling in at tackle); Blake Costanzo, Marcus Buggs and Alvin Bowen at linebacker (strong, middle and weak), with Jon Corto filling in on the weak side; and Lydell Sargeant, Ellis Lankster, John Wendling and Dustin Fox in the secondary.

Running with the third-team offense was Chris Denman, Marvin Philip, Brandon Rodd, Nick Hennessy and Joel Bell on the line, Fitzpatrick at QB, Jonathan Stupar at tight end, Mike Jefferson and Felton Huggins at reciever and Bruce Hall at running back. There were others thrown into the mix.

The Bills are off until Tuesday.

---Mark Gaughan


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