PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Now that Arthur Moats has settled into practicing just one position in the Buffalo Bills defense, the jack-of-all-trades player has performed so well at outside linebacker that he's challenging for a starting job.
That was defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt's view on Tuesday, when assessing his linebacker rotation in preparation for Buffalo's preseason opener against the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
Moats is not only competing with Kirk Morrison for the strong-side position, he just might have the edge on the eighth-year veteran, Wannstedt said.
Not bad for a player who split time at both outside and inside linebacker spots, and defensive end last season. Selected in the sixth round of the 2010 draft out of James Madison, Moats noted he's never had any experience at the strong-side spot until this offseason.