While seven players were still absent from Wednesday's session of organized team activities in Orchard Park, three notable players were back on the field for the Buffalo Bills after not being present for last week's media-available session.
Wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Emmanuel Sanders, as well as running back Devin Singletary, all joined their teammates on the turf at Highmark Stadium for the second of three OTA sessions this week, and fifth of 10 sessions overall.
Seven players were still not seen on the field on Wednesday:
- C - Mitch Morse
- RT - Daryl Williams
- RB - Taiwan Jones
- DE - Jerry Hughes
- DT - Vernon Butler
- DE - Mario Addison
- DT - Star Lotulelei
In addition to the normal quarterbacks and specialists, four players wore red non-contact jerseys:
- RB - Zack Moss
- WR - Isaiah Hodgins
- OL - Cody Ford
- S - Josh Thomas
All attendance is unofficial since the team does not release a participation report during these sessions, and all workouts are voluntary. Players cannot be disciplined or fined for not attending.
From my observations, Wednesday's session resembled more of a training camp practice. There was no contact, of course, since it's not allowed this time of year, but the team ran lot of 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills. The offense and defense were both getting in and out of their huddles quickly and ready to go, a sign of an experienced group that already knows their playbooks well and can hit the ground running.
In addition, both offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier wore headsets on the sidelines to communicate to their players on the field, and artificial crowd noice was played over the loudspeakers, echoing throughout the stadium.
While it may have been Diggs' first week back this offseason, he and quarterback Josh Allen looked like they had just came off the field to continue their record-setting 2020 season. There appeared to be no rust at all between the two.
Speaking of quarterbacks, I thought Mitchell Trubisky threw the ball well at the session. He wasn't perfect by any means, and there's obviously no pass rush, but he looked decisive and fit some balls into tight windows.
It was the first time the media was able to watch second-year kicker Tyler Bass attempt field goals inside the stadium since coming off his record-setting rookie season. He was perfect on the day, hitting from 27, 33, 37, 40, and 47 yards out.
Here are some other observations and video, via tweets:
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