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AUG 23, 4:51p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: May 27 / 7:29p ET
News: Brown, who did not participate in previous offseason workouts, has been present for this week's OTA's, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: The coaching staff didn't seem too pleased with Brown a couple of weeks ago while coach Rex Ryan has also made comments about his past fumbling issues. At least he'll have a chance now to win some confidence from the coaching staff and stake his claim for a spot in the pecking order behind LeSean McCoy, the clear-cut starter. Brown will spend the summer competing with veterans Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon, as well as rookie Karlos Williams.
Rotowire: May 19 / 12:40p ET
News: Brown has been absent from the Bills' voluntary workouts, apparently due to a personal issue, the Buffalo News reports. Said running backs coach Anthony Lynn, "Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason, but yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here, it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up. That's one of my biggest concerns, but, you know, he's got the playbook. Hopefully he's taking care of his business and hopefully he'll come in in great shape and we'll see what happens."
Impact: The new coaching staff hasn't sounded exactly thrilled with Brown so far, as coach Rex Ryan has already mentioned Browns' fumbling issues, and that comes on the heals of the Eagles not seeming particularly interested in keeping him following the 2013 season. With the Bills adding Karlos Williams in the draft, and LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, and Anthony Dixon already on board, Brown may have some ground to make up to be part of the team's plans.
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 2:34p ET
News: New coach Rex Ryan failed to mention Brown's name when discussing the Bills' running back situation at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix this week until prompted, ESPN.com reports. Said Ryan, "With us, when we made the LeSean McCoy trade, with Fred Jackson and Boobie Dixon and, uh, the fast dude. Brown is it? I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football."
Impact: While many of Ryan's comments can be taking at a grain of salt outside of comedic purposes, fumbling issues have cropped up in Brown's brief NFL career, and he lost one last season that really cost the Bills in the playoff chase. With Fred Jackson being brought back and LeSean McCoy serving as the bell cow back, at best Brown will win the No. 3 running back job, and from the sound of things he may enter camp sitting fourth behind Dixon, who offers more versatility.