The Buffalo Bills had a bit more than 30 players show up today for a players-only workout at Sahlen's Sports Park in Elma.
The session was organized by Jon Corto, Fred Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andra Davis and George Wilson, and the players will be working out together through Thursday. The session lasted about two hours. The players did some conditioning drills on the field and some footwork drills. The they broke up into two groups - big guys and little guys. One group hit the weight room while the other did more on-field conditioning. Then the two groups reversed roles. Most of the players did some walk-through-type plays at the end of the session.
The unofficial list of Bills in attendance included: quarterbacks Fitzpatrick, Levi Brown and Brian Brohm; running backs Jackson and Corey McIntyre; receivers Lee Evans, David Nelson, Naaman Roosevelt, Paul Hubbard and Felton Huggins; offensive linemen Geoff Hangartner, Andy Levitre, Demetrius Bell, Cordaro Howard, Kraig Urbik; defensive linemen Dwan Edwards, Torell Troup and Alex Carrington; linebackers Chris Kelsay, Reggie Torbor, Aaron Maybin, rookie Kelvin Sheppard, Arthur Moats, Antonio Coleman and Danny Batten; defensive backs Leodis McKelvin, Jairus Byrd, Wilson, Jon Corto, Bryan Scott, rookie Da'Norris Searcy; and long-snapper Garrison Sanborn. That's 32 Bills. A handful of undrafted rookies were there too. They included West Seneca natives and Maine products Jeremy Kelly and Desmond Randall and Sacred Heart linebacker Bill O'Brien.
"I’m definitely excited just to see all the guys that came in today," Wilson said. "It’s very encouraging. You see how hungry guys are and eager to get back to work. Guys spend their own money to get here. Some guys who don’t have their own places are staying with other guys or are paying their own hotel bills. So that shows the willingness and want-to to get back into the groove of things. We’re now almost two months into what our normal offseason would be."