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    Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Per source, the #Bills will be working out WRs Marcell Ateman and Preston Williams tomorrow. Both are large targets at 6’4”.


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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Williams is all too familiar with the Bills from his time in the AFC East with the Miami Dolphins. In 2019, he even had six catches for 82 yards against Buffalo in a 31-21 Bills win.

    As for Ateman, he was a seventh-round pick by the then-Oakland Raiders in 2018. He played in 19 games across four seasons with the team, catching 20 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown during that span. He played in the XFL with the St. Louis Battlehawks this past season.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Why? They already have camp bodies.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Novacane View Post
    Why? They already have camp bodies.
    Is it surprising or is it being overly thorough?

    For me it's actually both.

    Makes you wonder if there's any interest for Hop or if there ever was.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Williams had a great performance in a pre-season game a few seasons back. Looked like an all-pro.

    Check it out here:

    https://247sports.com/college/tennes...019-134312336/

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Special teams? In any event it’s hard to go wrong with a last name that literally means Bills.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
    Williams had a great performance in a pre-season game a few seasons back. Looked like an all-pro.

    Check it out here:

    https://247sports.com/college/tennes...019-134312336/
    He really high points the ball well.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Buffalo has some receivers who are short to average in height. Deonte Harty is 5'6." Diggs is 6.' Khalil Shakir is 6.' Trent Sherfield is 6' 1." There is another scrub or two in that size range. However, it seems like the Bills are making a concerted effort to find a receiver or receivers to fill a depth role that have lots of size. These guys are now on the roster: Dezmon Patton is 6'4" and weighs 225. Terrell Shavers is 6'4" and weighs 211 (though some sources have reported he's 6'6"). Justin Shorter is 6'4" and weighs 223. That's four receivers who measure 6'4." Of course, Buffalo also drafted Dalton Kincaid as a TE. Because he was drafted in round one, it's reasonable to assume he's going to be on the field a lot, and when he is, it won't be as a blocker, at least not very often. Kincaid's presence means Quintin Morris's role on the offense is going to almost disappear. Morris is a couple inches shorter. I don't know that the Bills have ever had as many big receivers on the roster in training camp. I tells me they want to be able at times to put receivers on the field with size and physicality in a way that they have not been able to do in the past. Couple that with a couple of running backs with size and power (Damien Harris and Latavious Murray) and I see a concerted effort by the Bills to be able, when circumstances or conditions call for it, to be a whole lot more physical on offense. Of course, they still have the capacity strike fast and deep. Specifically, I think it is all part of the Bills' strategy to be able to penetrate deeper into the playoffs when they face tougher teams and more difficult weather.
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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post

    As for Ateman, he was a seventh-round pick by the then-Oakland Raiders in 2018. He played in 19 games across four seasons with the team, catching 20 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown during that span. He played in the XFL with the St. Louis Battlehawks this past season.
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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Did they sign “Preston Bills”?

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Did they sign “Preston Bills”?
    Preston Ridlehuber

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    Preston Ridlehuber
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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Novacane View Post
    Why? They already have camp bodies.
    We’re short on Williams

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Bomber View Post
    We’re short on Williams
    You mean “Bills”. (Short for Williams)

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Novacane View Post
    Why? They already have camp bodies.
    13 WRs on the roster right now. It sure looks like they are holing an open competition for practice squad players.

    The six opening day roster spots are almost cast in stone....

    Diggs
    Davis
    Shakir
    Harty
    Sherfield
    Shorter

    The remaining seven may be vying for 3 or maybe 4 PS slots. Last season the Bills starting day roster had 3 WR's on the PS.

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    Re: Bills will work out a pair of WRs

    Quote Originally Posted by notacon View Post
    13 WR’s on the roster right now. It sure looks like they are holing an open competition for practice squad players.

    The six opening day roster spots are almost cast in stone....

    Diggs
    Davis
    Shakir
    Harty
    Sherfield
    Shorter

    The remaining seven may be vying for 3 or maybe 4 PS slots. Last season the Bills starting day roster had 3 WR's on the PS.


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