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Schefter: Bills workout QB Ramsey

Posted by Chris Brown on October 27, 2009 – 9:03 pm

According to Adam Schefter the Bills worked out veteran QB Patrick Ramsey Tuesday.

Here is Schefter’s twitter post.

Adam_Schefter: Buffalo tried out former Titans QB Patrick Ramsey Tuesday.

Ramsey is a former first-round pick of the Washington Redskins. An eight-year veteran Ramsey has started 24 games in his career and is 30-years old. He was most recently with the Tennessee Titans and got snaps against the Bills in the Hall of Fame game, but the Titans released him Oct. 3rd when they needed his roster spot after a rash of injuries at cornerback.

Apparently the Bills tried out more than one quarterback because Scout.com’s Adam Caplan reported on his twitter account that Buffalo also worked out undrafted free agent QB Mike Reilly.

caplannfl: The #Bills worked out UDFA QB Mike Reilly, he also worked out for #Seahawks and #Packers earlier this season.

Reilly is a rookie undrafted free agent out of Central Washington a Div-II school, though he transferred from Washington St. At 6’3″ and 214 Reilly has a big arm and stands tall in the pocket. He was signed after the draft by the Steelers, but didn’t make it out of camp.

Per team policy the Bills do not confirm player workouts, but if these reports are accurate it’s interesting to try and surmise what the team’s motivation might be.

Usually weekly workouts are conducted by the personnel department to update files on potential replacements at certain positions should injury strike a position particularly hard, hence the signing of Chris Draft a few weeks ago.

But with Trent Edwards still not able to play due to a concussion and quarterback play overall that hasn’t been sufficient enough to consistently score points for most of the season it’s hard not to wonder if they’re looking for alternatives.

Of course a quarterback coming in cold at this point of the season and learning an offensive playbook while getting adjusted to a whole set of new teammates would be a tall task. Still with the bye week looming and providing extra time for a new arrival to study this is certainly a situation worth monitoring.


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