Brandon Reilly was surprised how quickly he became a fan favorite at last years training camp.
“I’m not complaining,” laughed Reilly. “It means a lot. I see it, but I try not to look into that stuff too much. I do appreciate it thought and I hope I can get out there on Sundays and make them proud.”
“Brandon is a guy who has always worked hard,’ said head coach Sean McDermott. “He was a walk-on at Nebraska, so he’s earned everything he’s gotten from day one. He’s a big part of what we do here. You saw him on the first night, he had a big catch over the middle there, so he’s off to a good start.”
“Last year I came in not really sure what to expect. If I was even going to get reps and stuff like that so I’m just more confident. My goal is to get better day each day and keep stacking days,” says Reilly.
Reilly led the Bills with 11 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown last preseason before being one of the final cuts of the 53-man roster.
“It was tough,” added Reilly. “I finally relaxed for a split second after the last preseason game thinking I might have made it, but that’s the way life goes. Can’t dwell on it too long.”
In a wide open wide receiver position battle, Reilly says he’s confident.
“Preseason games are the real test and I’ll be ready.”