Earlier today, the Bills signed free agent veteran safety Ainsley
Battles to the roster. He played both safety positions and well on
special teams for his two former teams, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville. The
24-year old worked out for the team yesterday at St. John Fisher
College. Battles was signed to add depth to the safety position and compete for a backup role behind starters Coy Wire and Pierson Prioleau, but will most likely be used as a special teams contributor. Battles joined in the Bills in practice shortly after signing.
Things went fairly smooth in Rochester today as the team only held an
afternoon practice open to the public. The most notable play of the day was cornerback Marcus Floyd’s bone-crushing
hit on speedy wideout James Jett. Both of these players are fighting
for a spot on the team at their respective positions and the hit was mostly a result of both trying thier hardest to make a play.
In other news, Mike Williams suffered a minor injury when his hamstring was stepped on by Travis Henry. Williams sat out for the rest of practice for precautionary reasons, but his injury is not considered serious. Henry also appeared to twist his ankle, however he only missed a little bit of practice time before reuturning. Other injuried Bills sitting on the sidelines today include defensive
end Keith McKenzie (hamstring) and rookie defensive tackle Lauvale Sape (calf). Rookie offensive guard Ben Sobieski was given a day off after appearing in all of the other Bills’ practice sessions.
There will be only one practice open to the public tomorrow morning, beginning at 8:25 AM.
After which wide receivers James Jett, Josh Reed, Sam Aiken and Charles Johnson are scheduled to appear in the McDonald's Autograph Zone.