Mitch Morse practicing at Bills minicamp after core muscle surgery

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The Bills’ wait to see center Mitch Morse on the practice field this offseason has come to an end.

Morse has been on the sidelines for the offseason program after having core muscle surgery, but he’s gotten the green light to join his new teammates for this week’s minicamp. Head coach Sean McDermott said on Monday that Morse will be “full go” as the team winds down its offseason work this week.

The Bills made Morse the highest-paid center in the league when they signed him as a free agent in March. It was one of many moves the team made in hopes of improving the offensive line and a strong year from Morse would go a long way toward realizing that goal.

Wide receiver Cole Beasley also had core muscle surgery this offseason and will be limited this week. Wide receivers Robert Foster and Zay Jones will not be practicing, however.

10 responses to “Mitch Morse practicing at Bills minicamp after core muscle surgery

  1. The Bills are going to demonstrate how to go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the best. Week 1 last year they were the worst team in the NFL and probably the 6th best team in Canada. They built slowly but surely and this off season they had added crucial pieces. More importantly you don’t hear word one from them on what they are gonna do like another team I can think of that hasn’t done squat as in ever.

  2. I’d rather they were the worst team in the NFL than be 7-9 or 6-10 again. Nothing worse than sustained mediocrity which the Bills are the poster child. One can only hope that Josh Allen is the answer.

  3. buffalosunshine says:
    June 11, 2019 at 11:45 am
    The Bills are going to demonstrate how to go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the best. Week 1 last year they were the worst team in the NFL and probably the 6th best team in Canada. They built slowly but surely and this off season they had added crucial pieces. More importantly you don’t hear word one from them on what they are gonna do like another team I can think of that hasn’t done squat as in ever.
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    One of the best? I like your optimism but lets be real and go with “improved”. Beasly is an improvement but they still lack a true game breaker at receiver….

  4. One of the best? I like your optimism but lets be real and go with “improved”. Beasly is an improvement but they still lack a true game breaker at receiver….
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    Improved implies that they will be one of the best in this case. The team already sports the #2 defense in the NFL from a season ago with almost the entire cast back and some improved depth at the thin spots. The team was seriously dragged down by offense last season. Realistically, if you think the offense improved at all, the Bills should be seeing a significant increase in win total. By far, the biggest issue last season was offensive line. Josh Allen was running for his life and Lesean Mccoy was stuffed more than I can remember. With the huge investment in offensive line, the run game should balance out and Allen should be able to settle down in the pocket and focus on being a QB instead of a HB. And yes, the Bills are missing superstar level talent, but wernt the Rams and Chiefs as well? Think back to the Rams during their upswing the past few years, who were their offensive players? The Rams had Bills washout Sammy Watkins and Bills #2WR Robert Woods (arguably the Bills worst decision of the last decade. Arguably the best #2 wr in the league) some 3rd round rookie named Cooper Kupp and a decent but not great HB in Todd Gurley coming off a 900 yard season. Im not even sure any of their TEs are still in the league. That offense started to explode because it was well built, well blocked, well led and became greater than the sum of its parts. And now some of those unremarkable players are stars. I personally think the Bills could be in position for a similar jump on offense. They dont have stars aside from Lesean Mccoy, but they have a number of good not great receiving targets in a good combination of roles (last years rookie standout Robert Foster as the outside target, Speedster john Brown, Slot Cole Beasley and excellent route runner if a little butterfingered Zay Jones), a high ceiling but low output 2nd year QB and they have a rebuilt offensive line with a lot of good blocking.

  5. A much improved offense will keep the opponents offense off the field for one or two more series per game, giving the defense the much needed rest to prevent fatigue. Special teams has also been a focus, as last year they were as bad as the O line. That, and improvements in the O and D will lead to several more wins. Don’t discount the maturation of last years rookies, especially Allen and Edmunds. They are building a very solid roster, and it appears they have upgraded the coaching staff along with the practice room and medical equipment. It is said to be the gold standard in the league. Cole Beasley was surprised it outshone Dallas.

  6. Jeffery, I am sorry but I disagree with your statement about lacking a play maker. Nobody thought the offensive line was going to take a hit the way they did last year. Richie Incognito went NUTS and wanted the funeral home to chop his dad’s head off and put it in cooler. First round pick Eric Woods retired from a neck injury, and Cory Glenn was traded. So we had a stud rookie quarterback that didn’t get his chance until the Peterman experiment was completed. Now you have a rookie QB playing behind the worst offensive line in football last year. It didn’t matter if you had Hall of Famer’s Andre Reed and Thomas on the offense. With a line that bad nobody is going to be a playmaker. Watch John Brown, Zay Jones, Shady, Gore, and Foster make crazy plays with an experienced line. Let’s pray they stay healthy.

  7. Mitch will play fine for the 12 games he plays. But since he averages 4 missed games per season, you better hope you have a good backup.

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