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Battle for #2 Receiver Continues

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Rochester: Battle for #2 Receiver Continues
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — What will it be? We know Stevie Johnson is the go to guy. David Nelson seems entrenched in the slot.

Opposite Johnson, Chan Gailey has his hands full as he watches Donald Jones, Marcus Easley, and rookie TJ Graham take reps.

"You can ask me about the third week in training camp, and I'm going to tell you it's too early. We'll know exactly where we stand," said head coach Chan Gailey. "It all works itself out by the time we get to the first ball game."

Gailey says Donald Jones has the edge right now, and that's expected after he posted 23 catches in seven games last year.

"It's definitely difficult. When you get an opportunity to be a starter in this league, you want to take full advantage, and it was unfortunate that I got hurt, but I'm getting another opportunity and I'll make the best of it," Jones said.

One of the factors that's sure to play a role in this receivers competition is blocking ability in the slot.

"I did a lot of this stuff my first year, a lot of motion into the backfield, leading up through the hole and things like that. So whatever they need me to do," Jones said.

"I feel like we're very capable of getting the job done and performing at a high level whenever we're on the field together. It's just a matter of keeping everybody healthy, keeping everybody in shape, and getting the job done," Nelson said.

Health would go a long way for a Bills passing game that, in the face of injuries, finished 15th in the league.

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