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[BN] Blitz newsletter: A rebound year for John Miller would be huge for the Bills' offensive line

The Bills may have a lot of uncertainty along their offensive line, but a strong showing in training camp from right guard John Miller would go a long way toward alleviating some of those concerns.

Miller lost his starting job last season to Vlad Ducasse. But with Ducasse now moved to the left side to fill the spot vacated by Richie Incognito, Miller is back with the first unit and hopes he has put in enough work to never get passed on the depth chart again.

“It was my job to lose and unfortunately I didn't do enough to keep it,” Miller told Jay Skurski. “That's in the past. I'm far beyond that. Right now, I'm just focused on coming out here each and every day and proving to my teammates and the coaching staff that I'm the guy for the job.”

So far, so good.

"Miller is off to a good start in that regard. He has been the starting right guard through the first three days of training camp at St. John Fisher College, and has looked every bit the part," Skurski wrote. "On Saturday, the first day the team was in pads, he dominated during one-on-one drills against the defensive line, drawing applause and cheers from his offensive line mates after showing textbook technique against Adolphus Washington."

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What we learned, Day 3: Defensive end Shaq Lawson looked good against the run on the first day of practice in pads, while tight end Nick O'Leary appeared to hurt his ankle. Also check out Our Team's Takeaway video from Day 3.

QB Watch: Josh Allen made the prettiest throw of Day 3, but also had two picks. A.J. McCarron was efficient while Nathan Peterman struggled.


Bills mailbag: Reader questions this week touched on a potential Mike Gillislee reunion, if the Bills missed the mark on Robert Woods, and which quarterback is the best golfer. "No matter who it is," Jay Skurski wrote, "they’re playing for second place among Bills golfers behind Kyle Williams."

A knee injury took DE Trent Murphy out, but his drive to compete brought him back: It's probably not a surprise that an athlete wanted to come back from an injury, but what is a surprise is that Murphy came up with a list of 40 players who also suffered season-ending injuries last year and tracked their progress on social media to monitor how he compared in his recovery.

Watch Sean McDermott's press conference on Day 3: McDermott was asked about the quarterback competition, the receiving corps and more.


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