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Gailey wraps up minicamp

The Bills ended their three-day minicamp for rookies and young players today.

Coach Chan Gailey on the minicamp: "I felt like we learned a lot. I thought the guys picked it up fairly well. There was a ton of energy on the field, which was great. That was exciting for us to see as coaches. We had a lot of guys giving great effort. We have some mistakes that have to be corrected but it's early. This is their first exposure. ... What you try to do is build on each day. If you have to go back and start over at ground zero every day then the guy pretty much is going to have a hard time playing. I thought on the whole they were able to pick up and retain what they learned in one practice and take it to the next practice."

The rookies come back in a week for conditioning workouts.

Receiver James Hardy was not in attendance. He has been in town since offseason conditioning started in March. Gailey said Hardy had a personal commitment. Second-year linebacker Nic Harris was at the facility but not participating. He ended last season on the injured reserve with an injury (I think a knee) and wasn't quite ready to practice. "He's getting there," Gailey said.

Gailey on veteran participation in offseason workouts: "Excellent. Our guys have worked very hard. On the whole they have done a great job. Obviously guys have things they have to take care of in the offseason and I certainly understand that. So you just deal with those misses and let them make them up when they can. We feel like we're getting a lot out of these guys this year."

---Mark Gaughan


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