When Greg Salas got to the Buffalo locker just after Week 15 last season he had a voluminous playbook to get a handle on in a very short period of time. Ironically, the receiver he credits with helping him the most is the one he has a chance to replace in Chris Hogan.
“He was actually really helpful in helping me get a handle on the offense so I’ll always be appreciative of that,” Salas told Buffalobills.com of Hogan.
Salas understands why outside observers might see Hogan’s departure to New England after signing an offer sheet as a prime opportunity for Salas to stick on Buffalo’s roster, but it won’t change Salas’ routine.
“Him not being on the roster anymore doesn’t really affect my approach,” he said. “They’ll be plenty of competition in OTAs and training camp no matter who is on the roster. So my mindset is to be the best player I can be and deliver consistently day in and day out.”
Salas also credits a former coach he worked under in New England for helping him to make himself a more attractive candidate for a role on a 53-man roster.
“How I’ve been coached from early on getting into the NFL is what has led to successive opportunities,” he said. “(New England offensive coordinator) Josh McDaniels showed me how to really study and learn all the positions. That’s what I’ve done throughout my career is learn every position and be flexible. The more you know, the more you can do. So that’s always been my approach in learning an offense.”
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