Running back Marshawn Lynch was among a handful of players who were not in attendance at the Bills' voluntary conditioning workout on Tuesday. There were about 48 players - most of the current roster - seen by reporters. Aaron Schobel, as expected, was not in attendance. Nevertheless, given the fact Lynch lost his starting job to Fred Jackson last season and has gone through a couple rough seasons off the field in Buffalo, his absence was noteworthy.
Asked about Lynch, Bills coach Chan Gailey said, "Our general manager, Buddy Nix, has talked to him but I have not talked to him." Did Gailey know if Lynch was planning to come in? "I don’t know anything about that," he said.
“You want everybody in the boat," Gailey said. "That’s the bottom line in this business. If you get everybody together and headed in the same direction you give yourself a much better chance to win. Are there extenuating circumstances with a lot of people and a lot of situations out there? Sure there are. But if you get everybody together and headed in the same direction, you give yourself a much better chance to win.”