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Josh Allen looking to Cole Beasley early and often

Josh Allen looking to Cole Beasley early and often
Posted at 1:36 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 13:36:34-04

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WKBW) — It hasn't taken long for Cole Beasley and Josh Allen to get on the same page. After just four days of practices, the second-year QB and the newly added WR have connected plenty of times. On Sunday for example, Allen completed six passes to Beasley during team-drills. No other wideout had more than three catches during 11-on-11s.

"He's really smart, he's really really elusive and he's really shifty," Allen said about Beasley. "He's not the type of guy who will say give me a better ball, he'll say it's okay you put it there and I'll catch it and we'll make a play out of it."

John Brown has also had an impressive start to camp, providing the offense with a serious downfield threat. On Saturday in particular, the Bills secondary had a difficult time containing Brown, who caught two passes for more than 50 yards.

Other Observations from Sunday:

Devin Singletary is going to be a busy man

Like the aforementioned Beasley and Brown, rookie RB Devin Singletary has had a very impressive start to camp. The 5'7" running back has gotten plenty of touches and has become very involved in the passing game.

"As a rookie, it's rare to have a guy that gives such body language to the QB," QB Josh Allen said of Singletary. "His feel for the game at such a young age is fun to see. He's going to be big on this offense."

It's tough to gauge a running back when defenders aren't allowed to tackle but Singletary's vision and ability to slip away from contact has been evident. Don't be surprised if the rookie quickly shoots up the depth chart and is used more than originally anticipated.

CB competition continues

We know Tre'Davious White will be one of the starting cornerbacks this season. What we don't know is who will start on the other side of the field.

As of Sunday, these three players appear to be the frontrunners:
Kevin Johnson
Levi Wallace
EJ Gaines

Of the three, I'd give the slight advantage to Johnson and Wallace. All three players have had impressive flashes during camp and that appears to be the most competitive position battle up to this point.

Up and down day for Allen

During one of Allen's first throws of team drills, Allen threw an ugly pass that was intercepted by Tre'Davious White. From that point on Allen had a pretty solid day, completing 12 of the 16 passes he threw with one touchdown and one interception. It was a nice rebound for Allen after a slow start to practice. Overall, he had a very solid weekend.

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