July 24, 2014
Searcy strives to start for the Bills
'“I think I showed the coaches I can play pretty much anywhere they put me,” Searcy said after Wednesday’s practice at St. John Fisher College. “I’m very excited, very humble, just want to continue to get better and compete and prove to the coaches I’m well-deserving of a starting position.”'
Watkins stays well-grounded
'“You’re going to hear that type of buzz – first-round, fourth pick,” Watkins said. “My job is to come out here and work every day, to be competitive. That’s what I’ve been doing. It’s funny. You hear all that stuff, but I just have to keep working. I can’t listen to outside factors. What I do on the field is all that matters.”'
A contrite Dareus sees need to earn trust
'During Wednesday’s practice, Dareus worked on conditioning exercises on the side with team trainers. He’s not practicing with his teammates because he wasn’t in good enough shape to pass a conditioning test upon reporting to camp. He will be back on the field once he passes the test. Fellow defensive tackle Alan Branch also needs to pass the conditioning test and was working on the side with Dareus.'
Stock rising on Bills’ QB Jeff Tuel
'“I feel like I’ve progressed tremendously in the mental aspect of the offense and just learning protections and plays and where to go with the ball, and that’s what I need to continue to do,” said Tuel. “I just need to play my best every day and where it takes me, it takes me.”'
Bills' Dareus works on conditioning
'Coach Doug Marrone was asked several questions pertaining to Dareus, but the key one was when does he expect the Pro Bowl defensive tackle back on the field. "When the strength coaches say he's ready," was the response.'