Former Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, one of 23 prospects who accepted the NFL’s invitation to attend the draft in two weeks, is visiting the Bills on Thursday, the club said.
Patterson’s college teammate, quarterback Tyler Bray, is also visiting Buffalo on Thursday. Bray also worked out for the Bills over the weekend.
According to the Bills’ pre-draft visits log, Bray is the eighth quarterback to officially meet with the club at its facilities in Orchard Park, New York. The other passers to visit the team were E.J. Manuel (Florida State), Mike Glennon (N.C. State), Geno Smith (West Virginia), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Jeff Tuel (Washington State), Matt Scott (Arizona) and Matt Barkley (Southern California).
The Bills released Ryan Fitzpatrick, their starter for most of the last three seasons, in March. To help replace Fitzpatrick, Buffalo added Kevin Kolb, formerly of Arizona.
Other prospects visiting the Bills Thursday were Rice tight end Vance McDonald and Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas.
The Bills hold the No. 8 overall pick in April’s draft as well as one selection in each of the next five rounds.