Since fans were in the stands, the media were allowed to report which players were working with the first units.
In the offseason there was a lot of talk about an intense fight for the starter at the cornerback against White. However, Levi Wallace took all the snaps with the first team’s defense while Dane Jackson worked with the second team. Wallace has started all 35 games he has played for the Bills in the last three seasons.
After both offensive tackles failed, the rookies got a lot of first-class practice snapshots. The initial offensive to open practice was Left Tackle Spencer Brown, Left Guard Feliciano, Center Mitch Morse, Right Guard Cody Ford, and Right Tackle Bobby Hart. Brown is the 6-8 third-round pick of the Bills. Tommy Doyle, the 6-8 pick in the fifth round, took Hart’s place in the starters for much of the practice. Guard Ike Boettger took some snapshots with the starters. The second team’s offensive line at times included, from left to right, Jordan Devey, Boettger, Ryan Bates, Jamil Douglas and Hart. As always at training camp, there was considerable shuffling along the line as the coaches have to make the linesmen comfortable in several positions.
With two starters on the defensive (Hughes and Lotulelei) there was considerable mixing on this unit as well. The first first team consisted of Greg Rousseau, Ed Oliver, Butler and AJ Epenesa. But Efe Obada, Mario Addison, Harrison Phillips, and Justin Zimmer all saw some snaps with the first unit.