The Bills have been waiting to see
Johnson after going through individual position drills as he had last week, was rotated in for some team work during both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11. The best catch of the day by the Bills wideout was the twisting grab he made during red zone work over the middle despite tight coverage from
It appears as though Johnson is recovered from his back injury that kept him sidelined as he was not shy about turning and contorting his body to adjust to passes.
Working back in
A number of players have been working their way back to the practice field in addition to Johnson with even lengthier rehabs. Veteran offensive tackle
Pears was subbing in for
Speaking of Sanders he has also been getting some limited work in individual position drills. The former fifth-round pick has been rehabbing from double hip surgery for torn labrums stretching all the way back to last September.
“To be honest I feel the best I’ve felt in the past nine months,” Sanders told Buffalobills.com. “Really talking to the trainers they really helped me prepare for where I am right now going in and doing individual with the rest of the offensive line.”
Offensive line coach Pat Morris has been working Sanders exclusively at left tackle to this point. Sanders is committed to a methodical approach coming off a pair of major hip surgeries.
“I just try to take it slow,” he said. “I go in every day with the trainer and ask what I’m going to do for the day’s practice. I make sure I do a lot of stretching before practice and I try to watch myself and not do too much. If I notice I’m getting sore I’ll tell the trainers and just pretty much working as hard as I can without re-injuring anything.”
Sanders’ goal is to be full go by late July.
“I think the June camp I’ll probably do a little more, but just not 100 percent full speed,” he said. “But training camp that’s my goal. To be 100 percent full speed.”
“It’s all based on how I feel,” said Chandler. “Obviously these guys are trying to hold me back a little bit.”
Dareus, Searcy back
“I had stuff I had to take care of,” said Dareus as to why he was unable to attend the voluntary practices last week. “As a man, everybody has their responsibility. I had my responsibility I had to take care of. I did that, and now I’m back here with the guys, working on what we’re going to work on.
“I stayed in my playbook, stayed in shape. Just came out here ready to run.”
Dickerson back to tight end
The Bills coaching staff at the start of offseason practices had
“We’re down a couple of guys so it’s good for me to be versatile and see what I got at tight end,” said Dickerson. “I think it’s real good right now. I felt real comfortable out there. Just going to keep working and see what happens.”
Alonso, Spiller head to head
Rookie second-round pick
Spiller did have a response. Later in practice during 11-on-11 in the red zone, Spiller took a hand-off at the five-yard line and quickly got the edge and Alonso could not get there in time. The two had some friendly competitive words after Spiller had coasted over the goal line for the score.
Other notable plays
Alonso had a sack in 11-on-11 team work as he tapped out
Early in practice Tarvaris Jackson hooked up with
Undrafted rookie defensive lineman
Marques Goodwin made a good catch on an 18-yard out from Kevin Kolb and Da’Rick Rogers dove to make a 15-yard grab over the middle on a throw from Kolb as well.
The Bills are back on the practice field Wednesday for a 10:30 am practice.