Three up, three down following the Bills’ first week of training camp – Buffalo Bills News

Three up, three down following the Bills’ first week of training camp – Buffalo Bills News

Four practices are in the books for the Buffalo Bills during training camp.

In other words, there is still a long way to go between now and the Sept. 10 season opener against the New York Jets.

“I think it’s too early to talk about roles right now, coach Sean McDermott said. “Roles will be defined as we get closer and closer to the season. Guys kind of naturally settle into some roles, in particular when we get to the 53. That’ll work itself out.”

Keeping in mind that no definitive conclusions can be made just yet, here’s a look at who is off to a good start at camp, and who had a tough first week:

Three up

LeSean McCoy — The running back looks like he’s playing a different game than everybody else. At 29 years old, McCoy doesn’t look like he’s lost any speed at all. He’s easily the offensive MVP through the first four practices.

Shaq Lawson — The 2016 first-round draft pick is showing why he was picked so high. Lawson is back at home at defensive end in a 4-3 scheme, which is what he played at Clemson, and put significant work into improving his physical conditioning in the offseason. The result has been a slimmed-down terror off the edge. Along with Jerry Hughes on the other side, Lawson has been in the offensive backfield consistently.

Ryan Groy — He established himself as a quality spot starter last season in place of injured center Eric Wood, and Groy has continued that momentum in training camp. Playing as the backup center, he’s been dominating opponents in the two padded practices. It’s somewhat surprising that the Bills haven’t given him at least a look at right guard –…

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