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Best defenses since 1987: 2004 Bills

The 2004 Bills were the best team of this century to miss the playoffs, ranking No. 1 in DVOA for both defense and special teams. It's easy to forget just how good their defense was.

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Former Buffalo Bills director of player personnel Rob Hanrahan has been hired by the Carolina Panthers as a pro scout. Panthers also promoted Bryan Porter to director of football operations.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Wrapping up Bills minicamp Thursday, the main takeaway was a turnaround in performance from QB Tyrod Taylor. After rough outings Tuesday and Wednesday, Taylor threw an interception on his first 11-on-11 pass Thursday but then turned it on. He was decisive and accurate, ending spring practices on a high note. WR Sammy Watkins also saw his most extensive practice action Thursday and looks to be close to a full-go for training camp.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Night and day difference in practice Thursday for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor compared to Tuesday and Wednesday's minicamp practices. Taylor has been decisive and accurate with his passes, finding WR Andre Holmes and TE Charles Clay for long gains. Connection with WR Sammy Watkins hasn't come along quite yet.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor starting to turn it on in Thursday's practice. He tossed his third touchdown of day in red zone drill, again to TE Charles Clay. Taylor looking sharper than on his first pass that was intercepted at goal line.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor bounces back from his early-practice interception by throwing a touchdown to TE Charles Clay in second red zone drill of the practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Another interception from Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in practice, to Tre'Davious White. The first-rounder jumped a Taylor pass at the end zone intended for Sammy Watkins. That's the second interception of minicamp for White and the third of the past four practices for Taylor.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott explains why he has been impressed by first-round pick CB Tre'Davious White so far this spring.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott gave a glowing review Thursday of first-round CB Tre'Davious White, who has put together an impressive string of spring practices. McDermott says White has looked like a second- or third-year player in the way he has integrated himself into the NFL, showing maturity "beyond his years." White has recorded two interceptions in open practices over the past week.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite Bills LT Cordy Glenn (ankle) remaining in a walking boot this week for minicamp, coach Sean McDermott says he expects Glenn to be ready for the start of training camp.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills will begin training camp July 27 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. with a 5:30 p.m. practice. They will remain at camp through Tuesday, August 15, which is a full week shorter than last summer, when they broke camp August 22.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

As part of their training camp, the Bills will hold a ticketed practice at 5:30 p.m. August 4 at New Era Field instead of St. John Fisher College.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Wrapping up Bills minicamp Wednesday, the main takeaway was a second practice this week in which Tyrod Taylor struggled with his accuracy. It's only June and Taylor is learning from his third offensive coordinator in three seasons, so it is too early to sound the alarm. But Taylor, who rarely throws interceptions, has been picked off twice in two minicamp practices. His accuracy has not been as sharp as what I've seen from him in past seasons.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Cardale Jones explains what happens on his only rep of a two-minute drill in Wednesday's minicamp practice in which he was intercepted by first-year LB Jacob Lindsey.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Cardale Jones' first attempt at 2-minute drill Wednesday ends on first play, a telegraphed interception over the middle to first-year LB Jacob Lindsey.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Tyrod Taylor's second 2-minute drill Wednesday ends on an overthrown fourth-down pass to TE Nick O'Leary. It's been a rough minicamp for Taylor, who hasn't been accurate.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only are Bills giving some RB Mike Tolbert some carries out of the backfield, but he's being used as pass-protecting RB in shotgun during two-minute drill with QB Tyrod Taylor and first team offense Wednesday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills No. 2 quarterback T.J. Yates looked sharp Wednesday running the 2-minute drill with the second-team offense. He hit short timing routes to WRs Walter Powell and Rod Streater, as well as TE Logan Thomas, to advance the ball. He ended the drill on a touchdown pass to TE Nick O'Leary after WR Philly Brown dropped an easy would-be touchdown.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor's 44-second drill in Bills minicamp Wednesday ends on two incompletions, the first of which was a would-be first down that was dropped by second-round pick Zay Jones.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Sammy Watkins is taking part in 11-on-11 red zone drill Wednesday. He made catch across middle of the field before fumbling short of the goal line; it was recovered by the defense.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor throws his second interception of minicamp. Bills QB picked off by safety Jordan Poyer on pass intended for TE Charles Clay at the goal line in red zone drill.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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