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Bills work out Tyler Bray

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Signing Kevin Kolb hasn’t eliminated the Bills’ desire to add a quarterback that can run the offense for several years, which is why they’ve been taking a close look at several of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft.

You can add Tyler Bray from the University of Tennessee to that list. Chris Brown from the team’s website passes along word that the Bills worked Bray out on Saturday, adding him to a group that already includes West Virginia’s Geno Smith, USC’s Matt Barkley, Florida State’s E.J. Manuel and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones. Ryan Nassib, who played for Bills coach Doug Marrone at Syracuse, is set to work out for the team on Sunday.

Bray is not seen as a prospective first-round choice later this month and is expected to go in the middle rounds to a team impressed by the strong arm he displayed in his collegiate days. He threw the fastest ball among all quarterbacks at the combine in February.

Brown also reports that the team worked out Tennessee tight end Michael Rivera as well as wide receivers Justin Hunter and Zach Rogers. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson did not work out for the Bills, something Brown calls “interesting” since he’s the most highly regarded Vols pass catcher by NFL scouts. There’s no indication of why Buffalo didn’t put him through his paces while checking out his teammates.

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14 Responses to “Bills work out Tyler Bray”
  1. shawon0meter says: Apr 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    It’s T-Jack’s job.

  2. cowboys13for6 says: Apr 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    Best QB in the draft, just has a bad attitude

  3. billsfan1 says: Apr 7, 2013 12:02 PM

    If we screw up this qb pick, it wont be for lack of trying.

    my gut feeling is they wont go QB 1st, and they want to get a feel for all the guys who should be around for pick 2….

  4. EJ says: Apr 7, 2013 12:14 PM

    Bray has a huge arm, but his attitude is less than ideal. He reminds me of Trent Edwards when he came into the league. Confident, but thought he was better than everyone else.

  5. larryboodry says: Apr 7, 2013 12:48 PM

    Cade McNown had that attitude, too.

  6. Corey Jeppesen says: Apr 7, 2013 1:07 PM

    Seeing a that there is not one QB in this draft that stands above the rest, my plan is to fully support any QB the Bills draft 100% with no disappointment. Because at the end of the day, I am just a fan and did 0% of the work the Bills have done on these guys. It’s obvious they’ve done all their homework on QB’s this year and that’s saying a lot vs previous years. This years Bills rookie QB will reflect strongly at their ability to scout. Go Bills.

  7. jimr10 says: Apr 7, 2013 1:27 PM

    Draft sleeper… will fool a lot of people…

  8. billsfan1 says: Apr 7, 2013 2:14 PM

    possibly the biggest boom or bust qb this year

  9. realfootballfan says: Apr 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    If they did draft Bray and expect him to be their QB, I hope everyone in the front office has their resume updated.

  10. parkerfly says: Apr 7, 2013 4:01 PM

    Coming from a Tennessee guy who watched every game Bray played, he has a ton of talent and could be great. However he was better known for a horrible work ethic and equally bad decisions off the field. If he can get his head screwed on straight he may go places.

  11. bbillsfan01 says: Apr 7, 2013 4:29 PM

    Let Kolb and TJax fight over the #1. Either of the top 4 prospects that is available in Rd 2 can hold the clipboard for a couple years. No better to teach them than Marone and Hackett.
    Worry about getting quality OL, LBs and a WR

  12. whatjusthapped says: Apr 7, 2013 4:48 PM

    If any of the QB’s failed to beat out T Jack for the #2 spot, let’s face facts, they were terrible to begin with.

  13. EJ says: Apr 10, 2013 11:20 AM

    Tennessee’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Receivers from last season which are all available in the 2013 draft, Patterson, Hunter and Rogers will all be chosen between rounds 1-4. It is one of the best receiving tandems of 3 that I’ve seen coming out of college at the same time.

  14. larryboodry says: Apr 10, 2013 12:19 PM

    Even with his attitude, Bray might have the raw talent to be a top-tier QB in the NFL…If the Bears were to draft him, I would not be disappointed.

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