The second week of Organized Team Activities are complete at One Bills Drive, and the Buffalo Bills concluded practices without a baker’s dozen of players to go through all the drills. Whether it was for various injuries or just absences from the voluntary workout, the Bills didn’t have their full complement of players on the field to end the week.
Six of the 13 players not participating in practice were not in the team’s facilities whatsoever. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive end Manny Lawson, defensive tackle Alan Branch, guard Chris Williams, guard/center Doug Legursky and tight end Mike Caussin all were absent from Thursday’s session.
Lawson and Branch are still missing in action throughout the offseason workouts, Dareus is keeping away following his latest run-in with the law, meanwhile the reasons for the absences of Williams, Legursky and Caussin have not been disclosed to the media.
The other seven were all in attendance, but could not do anything more than work to the side with trainers. That group consists of linebacker Kiko Alonso, running back Bryce Brown, wide receiver Marcus Easley, guard J.J. ‘Unga, wide receiver Cordell Roberson, cornerback Darius Robinson and defensive end Bryan Johnson.
The only two new additions to that group are Roberson and Johnson. Brown got back to team drills on Wednesday, but returned to his work with the trainers on Thursday.
The Bills now have the next three days off before they get back to work for the final week of OTAs. The practice schedule extends from Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12.