PITTSFORD, N.Y.-One big question mark surrounding the Bills is which wide receiver is going to step up and take that number two spot behind Stevie Johnson. During their first night practice Sunday players coaches and fans had a look at just how tough the competition is going to be for that spot.
For the first two years of his NFL career MarcusEasley was sidelined by injuries. Sunday night Easley made a couple of acrobatic catches, one on a throw from Ryan Fitzpatrick and another on a throw from Tyler Thigpen. Easley did his damage while being matched up against first round draft choice Stephon Gilmore.
Easley said afterward "I made a couple of plays today but that's just the nature of the position. You learn from the bad plays and if you make good plays you just move on and move forward to the next day." If he can continue making plays the way he did Sunday night that would make Chan Gailey's job that much tougher and that's just the way the Bills head coach likes it.
"Its close a lot of places but we have some guys that are playing well. Every time I look up somebody else is making a play. That's good. It makes the decision tougher but its good to have people making plays.Its better to decide from people making plays than no one making plays", Gailey said after practice Sunday night.
Easley wasn't the only young wide receiver making plays. Third round draft choice T.J. Graham hauled in a 60 yard touchdown pass from Vince Young.