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O-Line Battle, WR Nelson Enters With Defined Role

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Organized team activities resume Thursday after the team got a day off Wednesday. There are two more sessions to go this week before mandatory mini camp gets underway next week.

One of the areas to watch this summer will be the offensive line. There's little doubt that Eric Wood and Andy Levitre will return to their starting roles. But the questions come at the tackle spots.

Rookie Cordy Glenn will be in competition with second year man Chris Hairston and veteran Eric Pears, who's recovering from minor surgery. It's a competition that's expected to last well into training camp.

"There are no groupings right now, to be honest with you. We’re putting guys out there and letting them play and seeing who can do what. If somebody has a bad day we’ll put somebody else in there. If somebody else has a great day, we’ll make sure he’ll get more reps tomorrow," said head coach Chan Gailey.

"I think I said it last week when we were talking about Derek Hagan, don’t put any stock into first group, second group or third group right now. We’re just trying to get guys reps and evaluate who can do what."

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For the first time, David Nelson is in OTAs with a defined role on the team.

Nelson is the Bills' incumbent slot receiver, after finishing second on the team with 61 catches, 658 yards, and five touchdowns last season.

The Florida product joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and caught 31 passes in his rookie season before moving into a still-growing role last year.

"This is a great opportunity for me. This is the first year that I'm coming in as a primary slot, getting a chance to come in with OTAs ad mini camp and work with Fitz. Last year with the lockout, not able to get together as much last year. These days are really helping us alot," Nelson said.

"I think that we’ve got a great group of guys. Obviously David (Nelson), Donald (Jones) and Naaman (Roosevelt) played well. I have confidence in my guys no matter what whether we brought in T.J. or we didn’t bring in anyone," said Stevie Johnson.

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