Defense Owns The Day at OTA's

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.-The Buffalo Bills defense stole the spotlight to begin the team's final week of organized team activities.

Jim Schwartz's defense batted down nine pass attempts by Bills quarterbacks and turned three of them into interceptions by Ty Powell, Michael Carter and Preston Brown.

Brown has seen more and more time with the starters the past few weeks. Today, he played alongside Kiko Alonso in the team's nickel defense.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes has been calling the plays. Spikes, a free agent acquisition, sees good things from the Bills defense.

"You know, it's like being the quarterback of the defense," Spikes said. "If we have a blown coverage, we're not on the same page and it's my fault. And I embrace that role. I'm just out here letting guys know I'm here, I'm ready to get better and I'm all in. I think we're going to shock the world this year and I'm anxious and I think the defense is anxious too so we're ready to open some eyes.

On offense, coach Doug Marrone continues to tinker with the offensive line. Chris Hairston and Kriag Urbik split time at right guard with the first unit. Recently, Hairston and Cordy Glenn have been rotating time between the left tackle and left guard spots.

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson left the field with injuries. Goodwin hurt his knee diving for a catch and Johnson was carted off the field with a left leg injury.

Goodwin's injury doesn't appear to be serious.

The only players absent were defensive end Manny Lawson, and defensive tackles Alan Branch and Marcell Dareus.

OTAs resume Tuesday morning at 10:30. ‚Äč


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