Found June 01, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
For most reserve and fringe players, proving versatility and absorbing as many reps as possible is the best way to stay on an NFL roster -- at least that seems to be Dorin Dickerson's plan.The Buffalo Bills' utility man was in the process of transitioning into a wide receiver role when injuries to tight ends Mickey Shuler and Lee Smith left a hole in the team's depth chart.With Scott Chandler already rehabbing, Dickerson jumped in to fill the void during the team's OTA workouts."Just going to try it out a little bit and see how it feels," Dickerson told Chris Brown of buffalobills.com Tuesday. "We’re down a couple of guys so it’s good for me to be versatile and see what I got at tight end, too."Coach Doug Marrone mentioned Friday that it was Dickerson who requested the shift, saying he feels the 25-year-old can "do a good job of playing both positions."In the Bills' new world of cross-training and versatility, the move may have Dicke...
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