Buddy Nix Comments on Bills Move-In Day

July 28, 2010 Updated Jul 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM EDT

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Buddy Nix Comments on Bills Move-In Day

July 28, 2010 Updated Jul 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, NY (Bills Release, WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills are at St. John Fisher College for Training Camp 2010.

Here is what Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said today, his first "Move-In" day as Bills GM:

On the status of NT Torell Troup:
We’ve agreed to terms with Torell and that should be done in time for him to be here in the morning.

On the status of RB CJ Spiller:
We’re still working on it and things are moving but no guarantees. Nothing really at this time. When you’re talking things are starting to work and the other first-rounders are starting to follow.

On if that is the nature of signing first-round picks:
Yeah, there’s a reason why first-rounders are signed at about the same time, so it’s not unusual.

On if Spiller will be signed sooner rather than later:
It’s too early to say. We hold out hope that he’ll be here when we start the first day at 3 o’clock tomorrow.

On the status of tackle Demetrius Bell:
He’s really doing good, he really is. Now I’ll tell you, we’re going to try and be smart with him and not take him out there and grind him twice a day. But he’s really further along than we had hoped at this time.

On having a lot of young players at the offensive tackle position:
(Joking) We’ve got one old [player]. The right tackle (Cornell Green) is pretty old. Don’t tell him I said that.

On if he’s comfortable with the amount of young players at offensive tackle:
You’d like to add a guide in the mix and I think we’ve been down this road so many times. If it’s a clear improvement at that position, then you do it. If it’s not, I don’t think you retard the process that you hope these young guys go through. They’ve got great ability and they’ve got everything except time on the job.

On if he’s had any contact with LB Aaron Schobel:
Not one bit, I really haven’t. The only way I find out is I read the paper or I hear through you guys.

On Schobel’s reported change of heart, in terms of retiring:
I don’t know what his change of heart is. He doesn’t have to be here until seven in the morning. After seven, then he’s late.

On if the door is still open for him if he’s late:
Always, sure. What we’ll do is, I try not to deal in ‘What if’s’ and speculation. So what we’ll do is react according to what he does. If he comes, fine, if he doesn’t, fine. It’s up to him.

On if he still wants Schobel to be on the team:
Absolutely. He’s a good football player. I’d like to have him. I’m not sure he knows what he wants to do, I really haven’t talked to him.

On how he feels about the roster and his expectations:
I wouldn’t put any limits on this group, I’ve said that before. They’ve worked as hard and done everything we ask them. We think we have some guys that fit. We haven’t made the big splash and I told you guys that when I got this job that we weren’t going to try and be real popular in January, February and April. But we think we’ve got guys that fit the Bills and that can fit what we’re trying to do. They’re character kids that work hard, have a good work ethic and I think there will be some good things.

On if he’s one of the general managers throughout the league that is limiting signings because of the uncertainty with the CBA next season:
I’m not one of those GMs.

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