By Tim Graham
We had a busy afternoon in Orchard Park, where the Buffalo Bills held their first of this week's three minicamp sessions before closing down operations until training camp.
Reporters just started getting back to the media center. Buffalo News beat writers Mark Gaughan and Jay Skurski will be posting on the blog in a little bit.
For now, here's what Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had to say about rookie cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Gilmore, the 10th overall selection in this year's draft, has been lining up with the first-team defense. He's giving receivers -- and Fitzpatrick -- trouble. Gilmore defends his man tightly and aggressively.
"He's really talented. He's done a great job," Fitzpatrick said. "We haven't been in pads, but it looks like he's going to be a pretty physical corner. He's got good size to him, runs well."
Fitzpatrick noted two elements of Gilmore's game have especially stuck out in practices.
"He's got great instincts," Fitzpatrick said. "You can tell that right away.
"And the second thing is he wants to be out there and learn the game. He wants to be out there, and he's mad if somebody makes a catch on him. He's got that competitiveness that you need at that position. That's been impressive."