The Bills have a number of candidates for their starting left guard spot. The first is free agent addition Spencer Long, who also has the advantage of being able to back up the center position.
“Of course, that’s where I originally started,” Long said via Nate Mendelson of the official team website. “When I was in Washington we had a need for center. I started doing both in practice. Once our center went down, I took it from there and never looked back. I definitely feel I can do all three interior positions. I’m willing to do whatever the coaches feel is my role on this team. We’ll see how it shakes out.”
Long is expected to open training camp starting at left guard, but will receive competition from fellow free-agent addition Quinton Spain. Before a thumb injury, Spain was alternating snaps at right and left guard with both the first and second team during OTA’s.
“It’s going to be a great competition and I just want it like brotherhood,” Spain said. “I hope we can get on and I hope I can bring everyone together like I did in Tennessee and have that bond. If you have that bond then you know you can count on that guy beside you.”
- The Dolphins are open to playing OL Jesse Davis at right tackle, but would prefer for Jordan Mills or Zach Sterup to step up and let them keep Davis at guard. (Barry Jackson)
- 2018 UDFA CB Jalen Davis is aware of HC Brian Flores and the Patriots’ history with undrafted defensive backs as Davis looked good as a slot corner during the spring: “They just go on the fact that if you can play, you can play. If you can play, you’re going to be out there. I’d say we have a lot of talent over here in the cornerback room. We’re just trying to showcase it.”
- According to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, Jets DL Henry Anderson is set to play an important role in the rotation on the interior of the Jets defensive line with Leonard Williams and Quinnen Williams.
- The Athletic’s Connor Hughes lists WR Greg Dortch, RB De’Angelo Henderson, QB Davis Webb, CB Derrick Jones and DL Bronson Kaufusi as under-the-radar candidates to make the final roster.
- According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Jets OLBs coach Joe Vitt “raved” about OLB Jordan Jenkins and said he’s a “serious, hard-working player” who coaches like.
- Costello mentions that Jenkins is entering a “critical season,” as he’s in the final year of his contract and will need to prove to Jets’ new HC Adam Gase and GM Joe Douglas that he deserves a long-term deal.