by Matt Soltysiak
Buffalo finished last season the same way it finished the previous two, at 7-9. This off-season the Bills moved offensive lineman Jason Peters, who may be missed. They also let back up quarterback J.P. Losman leave. Of course, the biggest news this spring is the arrival of Terrell Owens.
Buffalo was busy early in the draft with four picks in the first two rounds. The Bills hope defensive end Aaron Maybin can give a pass rush to a team that managed only 24 sacks last year (only three teams did worse). With their second first round pick Buffalo added center Eric Wood to help sure up the offensive line. The second round was more of the same, another offensive lineman and a defensive back. Other than Maybin you can’t say they went with flashy picks, but hoping for some solid finds to contribute immediately.
What to watch for in training camp
The running back situation shouldn’t be something to watch, but it is because Marshawn Lynch is going to miss time. Last month the NFL suspended him for three games due to personal conduct. Fred Jackson did well during Lynch’s absence last year, but the team also signed Dominic Rhodes. The winner of this competition probably starts the first three games of the season. The addition of Terrell Owens should help Trent Edwards get better as he only threw for 11 touchdowns last year. Lee Evans could find more open room downfield as well. Keep an eye on Edwards; he needs to develop a report with both receivers.
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