Recent changes make way for Bills newcomers

December 05, 2018 08:29 PM

The Bills made some big changes to their receiving corps Tuesday, releasing veterans Andre Holmes and Kevin Benjamin.That now gives more opportunities to the younger players on the roster, who say they hope to make the most out of their shot.

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"It's a big opportunity, we're going to go out there on Sunday and show what we've got," says Isaiah McKenzie. 

The second-year player was signed by the Bills mid-season but adds, "We're going to be silent assassins. We're going to do our job the best way we can. We're going to make plays as young guys and eventually show the world that we can win games with these young guys."

Rookie wide receiver Robert Foster also expects to see an increased amount of playing time but knows he has to play his best to keep his opportunities. 

"I don't want to get myself comfortable, anything can happen, says Foster. "It's real, this is the business so you just have to embrace every opportunity that you get and show up on Sundays." 

Someone who isn't a stranger to a receiver shakeup is 2017 draft pick Zay Jones. 

In training camp his rookie year, top wideout Sammy Watkins was shipped off to LA, and it caused a revolving door in the receiving room....something that Zay says helped shape how he handles this situation.

"I know that I said last year that I was numb to all of the changes because it all happened so fast.  You bond with guys, you gel with guys and then they're gone," says Jones.  "You just have to understand the nature of the business and this is how things go.  Definitely having experience in this issue I understand that things have to change sometimes and you have to keep rolling, it's the next man up mentality and we have a lot of guys in the room capable of stepping up and making plays."

Speaking of Zay Jones, he's now the longest tenured Buffalo Bill in that receiving corps. Deonte Thompson has the most seniority though; he's been in the league since 2012.



Breland Moore

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