It was the first night practice of camp at Bills training camp this summer, and while the tempo at practice was healthy the execution still hasn’t reached the description of crisp. It’s early and head coach Chan Gailey knows with the brisk pace of installation improvement is going to be marginal day to day.
“Probably for a few days you won’t see significant improvement,” he said. “There was improvement, but you won’t see it because we’re putting stuff in everyday. Actually, we put four days worth of installation in two days because we’re trying to get our base in. We’ll start to really slow it down here in the next few days and let it all catch back up. We felt like we had enough people returning that we could go a little bit faster these first couple of days and back off as time goes on.”
Nicked up draft picks
Buffalo’s top three draft choices all had to exit practice at one point or another during Sunday’s night session. Top pick
Meanwhile second-round pick
Gailey said both of them would be fine. The news was not as encouraging for third-round pick
“Sheppard pulled something in his leg about the first third of practice, and seems to be the worst of the three,” Gailey said.
The Bills head coach did not have a timetable for when Sheppard might be able to return.
The nature of
"That knee is bothering him," said Gailey. "It was just one of those things. He hyperextended it, you could see it on the film, plain as day. It could've happened to anybody."
No word on how long Easley might be a spectator on the sidelines.
Hit of the day
They were only in shells, but the offensive and defensive linemen had some good battles in 1-on-1 line work. The best shot of the day went to top pick Marcell Dareus. He got underneath the pads of one of Buffalo’s guards when he fired off the ball, lifted him off the ground and deposited him on his back. A true pancake, which is what is usually done by an offensive lineman to a defensive lineman. Impressive power and strength.
McGee in slot
Whatever it is it’s the first time McGee has seen noticeable time in the slot since his first couple of seasons in the league.
Reps are going to be hard to come by for the undrafted rookies in camp. The coaching staff needs to get the regular up to speed and ready for the season so practice time in the team segments will be hard to come by. One undrafted rookie seeing a good deal of reps the first two practices has been U.B. product
With Reggie Corner on Active PUP and unable to practice and
After them however, Cook has seen the next most reps, so at this stage of the game he’s the fifth corner. That will obviously change once Florence and Corner are back in the fold, but they’re valuable reps for a rookie right now and he’s made a few plays.
Moorman is a very, very good hang time punter, but for a rookie Forrest isn’t too bad. His punts Sunday night ranged from 4.6 to 4.8 on most of his attempts. Moorman still had the best unofficial hang time of the night however, a 4.95.
Early on in 1-on-1 passing and coverage drills, undrafted rookie
In 7-on-7 Aaron Williams jumped a flat route by
In the first play of 11-on-11 he picked off a pass that was tipped by Stevie Johnson and took it the other way down the far sideline.
He also had another pass breakup later on a throw that had
Leodis McKelvin turned in a pair of pass breakups on the night knocking away one pass that was intended for Johnson and another late for
Justin Rogers made the most athletic looking play of the night when at a full sprint down the far sideline with receiver
Fourth-round pick Da’Norris Searcy rounded out the evening with a pass breakup that could’ve been an interception.
Monday’s practice is set for 3:30 pm.