Monday morning, Josh Allen was finally able to put faces to the names of the guys he was tweeting and texting with last month during the Buffalo Bills’ free agency spending spree.

The Bills began their “voluntary” offseason workout program at One Bills Drive, and most of the new players were on hand to begin the process of getting to know each other.

“It’s fun to watch guys find their routine this time of year and get to know one another,” said coach Sean McDermott, who per league rules is not allowed to be on the field with the players during phase one of the offseason. Only the strength and conditioning coaches can be out there putting the players through their paces.

“That’s a big piece of what phase one is all about,” McDermott continued. “Guys who may have played on other teams, now they’ll be side by side in the locker room and share stories, get to know one another, build that love for each other that embodies all good football teams.”

For Allen, there were plenty of handshakes to go around.