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Brad Smith no longer working only with Bills' QBs

It turns out Brad Smith might see some action at wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, after all.

Smith began lining up at wide receiver in Bills practice on Thursday, according to the team site. It's the same position he spent most of his time the second half of the 2011 season. Prior to Thursday, Smith had worked exclusively at quarterback.

Smith, 28, admitted it's a challenge changing gears at this point.

"It's different," said Smith, who finished last season with 23 receptions for 240 yards and a touchdown. "It's a whole other skill set and a whole other way of thinking. But like I said I come out and do the best I can with the opportunities that I have. It's different though, but it's cool."

We wrote last week about the Bills' curious decision to keep Smith with the QBs. The team gave Smith a four-year, $15 million to be the dynamic jack-of-all-trades that made him so dangerous for the New York Jets. Locking him behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Vince Young without another outlet other than special teams seemed off.

That appears a non-issue now. What's unclear is if the Bills had a change of heart regarding Smith, or this was their plan of development all along.

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