Cordy makes full return
“It’s a good sign,” said
“I love Cordy. I love when 77 is out there,” said
Glenn got all of the first team reps Monday night and fared well. Head coach Doug Marrone made it clear this doesn’t mean his left tackle is completely out of the woods.
“He’s cleared to be out there in team periods and progress during team,” said Marrone. “I’m going to see how he does during the week. I think we have to be smart. I don’t think we should just throw him right in there. A lot of it will depend on how he’s doing during the week.”
Marrone was not yet ready to make a call on Glenn’s availability for Saturday’s preseason game, the last dress rehearsal for the starting unit.
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Head coach Doug Marrone was not prepared to give a timetable on the receiver’s return.
“Unless I know for sure, I am not going to comment on when they’re coming back or when they might come back because it’s too difficult,” said Marrone. “Ribs are a funny thing. They really are. You can practice the next day sometimes. You can come back into a game. Sometimes on the x-ray it shows that it’s a crack. Sometimes it shows that it’s not and then you take a better x-ray and there is a crack. Sometimes, depending on the player, you can be out two weeks, four weeks, six weeks or two months. I’m not going to get into that stuff.”
The Associated Press reported Monday night that Watkins is day-to-day.
It’s a good thing it’s preseason,” said Williams. “He can get his rest in now. He has a long season ahead of him. It’s a good thing he can get his rest right now.”
Finding combinations – Part I
“Guys are doing a good job of stepping up and knowing what to do and providing a lot of competition,” he said. “We’re constantly going to try to find the five best starters. We’re probably going to try a lot of different combinations. We’ve got a lot of good players. Some guys are getting healthy and we’re finding some good competition.”
For Pears it’s his first swing at guard in his time with the Bills, so he hasn’t lined up there in any capacity since at least 2010.
Urbik appeared to handle center without a problem having been one of the team's backup pivot men since he’s been on the roster.
Knowing the importance of continuity for an offensive line Wood is not certain as to when the coaching staff will make final determinations as to who will earn the starting five jobs.
“Maybe after this game, maybe after the following (game),” said Wood. “I’m not sure, that’s not my call. I’ve got a lot of confidence in whoever is lining up and luckily everyone seems to know what they’re doing. That’s half the battle. If they know what they’re doing and know their technique it’s not that much of an adjustment. A couple of days at practice should do the trick.”
Finding combinations – Part II
On the defensive side of the ball there were also some position shifts. Veteran cornerback
It took until the fourth week of camp, but Graham saw a good amount of time there. Whether it continues remains to seen. The coaches have tried a host of different combinations there with the first unit, which has included Da’Norris Searcy and
The other position shift Monday was rookie LB
It appears the coaching staff is already trying to prepare for the season opener at Chicago knowing they will not have Bradham, who will be serving a one game suspension.
“We’re going to have to have somebody come in and play that first week,” said Brown. “So I’m up for any possibilities or any way I can help the team.”
Brown, who played both strong and weak side linebacker early in his college career at Louisville, doesn’t see lining up outside in Jim Schwartz’s system all that challenging.
“It’s kind of like how we did it at Louisville my first three years kind of a 4-3 system,” he said. “So it’s kind of the same deal playing outside with the same responsibilities.”