Bills' Rex Ryan calls tight ends 'little babies'

With Rex Ryan boasting about how much the Buffalo Bills plan to run the ball in 2015, his tight ends better get ready to block, a lot.

So far, according to the coach, the group led by Charles Clay, Chris Gragg, rookie Nick O'Leary and Matthew Mulligan isn't performing spectacularly in the blocking department.

To improve in the blocking, Ryan toyed with defensive tackle Kyle Williams as a tight end for a few snaps Thursday.

"The tight ends, you know, sometimes can be little babies," Ryan joked after practice, per ESPN's Mike Rodak. "They're all upset because ... 'Ah, well you're putting Kyle in there.' Well, 'cause he can block somebody! So that's probably the real reason.

"I said, 'Look, outside of Mulligan, I don't see anybody blocking anybody.' So they were going today, had another word with them or two. But the long touchdown pass by EJ (Manuel), I was impressed by that, the throw was good and all that, but the thing that impressed me was Nick O'Leary blocking the end. He was one-on-one on the defensive end and blocked the heck out of him, so that was ... I more impressed by that."

We've heard reports from Bills camp that Clay -- who the team signed to a five-year, $38 million deal this offseason -- has been mostly invisible. Perhaps Ryan's "babies" jab will wake him and the rest of his unit up as preseason games approach.

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