Ok, training camp starts in two days and only three of our draft picks are signed? Not ideal. Granted this shit usually just ends minutes before camp starts, but the Bills having two first rounders and two second rounders to sign there is some pause for concern.
I'm not ready to jump out the window but after reading this article in the News today its something worth discussing..
The Bills typically have not set the market in recent years by signing players earlier than the other players taken around them. In 2006, Donte Whitner missed the first eight days of camp. In 2007, Marshawn Lynch signed the night before camp opened. Last year, Leodis McKelvin signed on the second day of camp, although he was one of the last first-rounders to finalize his deal. All of those camp openings, of course, came a week later on the NFL calendar than this year's camp.
Beside Maybin, the other unsigned Bills rookies are first-rounder Eric Wood, second-rounders Jairus Byrd and Andy Levitre and fourth-rounder Shawn Nelson.
The agent for Maybin is Joel Segal. Last year he had two No. 1 picks — Kansas City's Glenn Dorsey and Tennessee's Chris Johnson — and both of their deals got done at the "league-wide wire" — by the first day of their team's camps.
The challenge for the Bills this year is the league-wide wire is six or seven days into their training camp.
As mentioned there are only two first round picks signed and they are both quarterbacks. Odds are good there will be a flurry of signings in the next 48 hours. But if raw Maybin isn't there by Monday I'm gonna be pissed. If they really are discussing moving Maybin around in a 4-3 and 3-4 hybrid this dude needs as much time in camp as possible.
The need for AM to get as many reps as possible is elevated because of the lack of talent at the defensive end position on the Bills. Schobel might be shot, I have no idea why Kelsay is still on the team and Denney sucks. I barely even know who Chris Ellis. Mostly because he was such a nonfactor last year but there is still some hope he can step his game up and hopefully push Kennalsey not only out of the lineup but out of Buffalo.