Top 3 things to know from Day 3 of Bills Camp – Buffalo Bills News

Top 3 things to know from Day 3 of Bills Camp – Buffalo Bills News

Hodges versatility on display
It’s still very early, but there looks to be a plan in place to see just how much LB Gerald Hodges can do in Buffalo’s defense. Through the first three days of camp, Hodges has lined up at both outside linebacker spots and middle linebacker in the nickel package. It’s clear that the defensive staff is pushing Hodges versatility to the limit.

“He’s done a nice job,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “He came in in the back third of the offseason and did a nice job acclimating himself to our system and really put the team first which to me is important. He’s played multiple positions both outside and inside. He’s got more history inside in the 3-4 there in San Fran. He’s a physical football player. We do need that attitude on the defense and we’re looking for that from him and other players on the defense and this football team.”

Hodges has been working with Reggie Ragland in the second team nickel package. He’s also been playing on the weak side in the second team base defense and he and rookie Matt Milano have been rotating in and out. Hodges has fared well in coverage assignments as he’s shown an ability to mirror tight ends.

“I’m a linebacker so it doesn’t matter if I’m outside or inside,” Hodges said. “I’ve played them all before. It’s all about getting the defense down and getting the concepts and I’ve got that down so I feel really comfortable whether I’m outside or inside.”

Hodges also has a familiar face here on the Bills staff as defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was his head coach in Minnesota in his rookie year. He began his NFL…

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