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NFL Notes: Bills, Titans, Vikings

Bills

  • Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 mentions that T.J. Yates operated as the Bills’ No. 2 quarterback throughout OTAs and minicamp and he expects it to remain that way for the start of training camp.
  • Capaccio gets the sense that new Bills HC Sean McDermott wants a veteran behind Tyrod Taylor to be able to step in play if something were to happen to him.
  • The most intriguing battle among the Bills’ quarterbacks will likely be the No. 3 job between rookie Nathan Peterman and second-year QB Cardale Jones.
  • Capaccio expects Peterman to open camp as the team’s No. 3 quarterback, but he says the rookie was “as limited in his throws as many thought he was coming out of college” and “looked very comfortable in a huddle, at the line of scrimmage, and when he knew where he wanted to go with his passes.”
  • As for Jones, Capaccio points out that he’s the only quarterback that neither McDermott or GM Brandon Beane had a hand in adding to their roster. Jones finished minicamp as the team’s No. 4 quarterback and Capaccio says that barring a terrible camp from Yates, it’s likely Jones is the “odd man out” this summer.

Titans

  • Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site writes that RB Demarco Murray will continue to be the team’s “workhorse” running back, despite persistent questions about Derrick Henry receiving an increased role.
  • Wyatt mentions seventh-round RB Khalfani Muhammad and RB David Fluellen as a position battle to watch during training camp.
  • Wyatt believes that Muhammad adds speed to the Titans’ backfield that could not be replicated by Murray or Henry.
  • As for Fluellen, Wyatt says that he adds depth to the roster should an injury occur to their top running backs.

Vikings

  • Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer said he would “love” to use second-round RB Dalvin Cook on kickoff returns, but that decision ultimately comes down to HC Mike Zimmer.