Kelvin Benjamin had an outstanding day at practice on Tuesday hauling in several touchdowns against the first team defense. But, behind number 13, the Bills are still searching for the right combination at wide receiver.
“What a great opportunity to have as a player, to come in here and compete, show your worth,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said at training camp.
The Bills have a hodge-podge of young guys fighting for roster spots and playing time. Some were late round draft picks like Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl while others went undrafted.
Undrafted rookie Cam Phillips has caught passes and people’s attention with a few big plays early in camp.
“I believe in my own preparation, studying the playbook, taking care of my body and coming out here and believing I can do it helps really to try and make a couple plays like I did today and building on top of that for the rest of camp,” undrafted rookie Cam Phillips said.
Jeremy Kerley is on the other end of the spectrum and he brings experience to the table. It’s his 8th year in the league and he embraces mentoring the younger guys but knows he’s battling them for a job
“I‘ve always just put my nest effort out there, let the chips fall where they may, and I just leave it at that,” the veteran receiver said. “I know where I compete and try to get that job.”
Besides Kelvin Benjamin, the Bills wide receiver group is filled with unknowns and underdogs and frankly, head coach Sean McDermott, seems to just fine with that.
“Well that kind of personifies our roster, when you look from the top to the bottom of our roster, there’s not a lot of household names,” McDermott said. “And, I think our guys kind of embrace that.”