Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rex thinks Powell's 'found a home' at inside linebacker

It's taken some time, but Ty Powell seems to have found his sweet spot.

After working his way into the NFL mainly as a special teams contributor, the 26-year-old former quarterback and secondary player hasn't seen much more than sporadic playing time -- mainly on kick returns -- in his two years with the Buffalo Bills.

With the snaps he's been taking at linebacker this offseason, however, that could quickly change.

"I think Powell's the one that jumps out to me on defense," coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday via "He had, I think, four interceptions through these camps. You can ignore it if you want, but he makes plays. He's smart.

"He seems to have found a home at inside linebacker, and I've been really happy with him."

Powell will be battling against Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown for reps this offseason, with the hopes of some rotation time in Ryan's versatile schematic.


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