Brown, Clay, Glenn, Hyde sit out practice

Posted Aug 3, 2017

A quartet of veteran players are not participating in Thursday's practice.

Brown, Clay, Glenn, Hyde sit out practice
The Bills are sitting a handful of veterans out of practice Thursday. Philly Brown, Charles Clay, Cordy Glenn and Micah Hyde are all being sidelined, most as a precaution.

“Charles Clay will be held out today for a veteran day off,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “As you’ve seen us do before with Charles’ schedule we’re being proactive on his situation there.

“Philly Brown will be out with an illness. Micah Hyde you saw yesterday made the interception and came down on his hip a little bit. We’re going to hold him out.

“Cordy Glenn with some foot soreness, we’re going to hold him out as well.”

McDermott confirmed that Glenn’s foot soreness is tied to his ankle rehabilitation from that held him out of spring practices in May and June.

“I am concerned about it,” McDermott said. “So it is concerning that it’s gone on so long. We’ll see where it goes. He’s done a good job to this point. He’s moving well. So we’ll just continue to evaluate.”

Taiwan Jones signed to return
Free agent signee Taiwan Jones was brought onto the roster primarily to provide a boost to Buffalo’s return game.

“Veteran player. Kelly Skipper our running backs coach has been around him before, so we had a little bit of experience there in knowing Taiwan,” McDermot said. “Obviously he has running back experience, but primarily this (signing) was based on special teams. Bringing more speed into our special teams units knowing how important that is.”


Live tackling planned for Friday
We haven’t seen it in camp to this point, but now we know when it’s coming. Head coach Sean McDermott said there will be a period of live football at Friday’s practice at New Era Field with tackling to the ground.

“We’re going to heat things up a little bit,” McDermott said. “We’ve been mostly thud here so we’ll probably throw a live period in practice Friday.

“We’re looking forward to getting home and being back in our stadium and being in front of our fans and changing the venue a bit. We think it’ll be a very interactive and fun night for players and fans alike. It’ll be good to get back home, throw some music on the loud speaker. It should be a great night.”