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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Zay Jones not focused on being labeled No. 1 receiver

A quick look at the Bills' roster reveals quality depth at wide receiver, but no prototypical No. 1 WR who strikes fear into opposing defenses.

Third-year man Zay Jones is now the longest-tenured receiver on the team, but he said this week that he's not caught up in what label is applied to him.

“No. 1 receiver is a real thing. Obviously, I'd be lying to you if people haven't thought about that," Jones said. "But I think what's unique about this group is no one is trying to take that title and be like, 'OK, I'm this. Y'all listen to me.' It hasn't been that way. I feel like this group has played with a great chemistry. … As far as, 'Is Cole (Beasley) the No. 1? Is John (Brown) the No. 1?’ You guys, y'all experts, y'all can make that statement. As far as what I'm going to do, it’s just focus on being the best Zay I can possibly be, because on Sundays I want to produce and do the best I can for this team.”

That's a good mindset for Jones to have. Bills GM Brandon Beane has said he doesn't subscribe to the notion of a true No. 1 receiver. Instead, they'll need a group of quality receivers with good chemistry that can work together to become greater than the sum of its parts.

One-on-One with Tre'Davious White: White and Jay Skurski discussed a number of topics, including Vontae Davis' untimely retirement. "That was weird," White said. "Just knowing him personally, it's hard. You can't mix the two. I know him on a personal level, and we still text to this day. He's one of those guys you always root for, because of his story. The conversations we've had, I understood where he was coming from when he made that move. A lot of people wouldn't because they don't know everything that goes into it, so they just think he quit on the team, but ultimately it was just a lot of things that he had going on. He had to step away from the game because he felt like his life and his future and his well-being was overall bigger than the game of football, which is true. You as a person, your mental health is way more important than playing a game."

Jim Kelly gets good news on latest scans: Kelly's latest scans this week came back clear. "Thank YOU SO MUCH for praying and standing with us as we continue this day at a time, one prayer at a time," Jill Kelly wrote on Instagram. "It all sounds cliche, but it’s true."


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