Cordy Glenn returns to practiceBills head coach Sean McDermott said Friday night that he expected LT Cordy Glenn back at practice sooner rather than later. Here at training camp on Sunday afternoon, Glenn is back on the field participating.
"Cordy Glenn will return to practice this afternoon," said McDermott prior to the start of Sunday's practice. "We'll take it one day at a time with Cordy and see what we get out of today and how we look coming after it."
The Bills took a cautious approach from the time Glenn first told them of soreness that he had in his foot. McDermott confirmed last week it was tied to his offseason ankle rehabilitation that kept him out of spring practices. But now after a long examination by team doctors and a second opinion in Charlotte, it looks like for now they'll steadily resume Glenn's workload on the field.
"We're always concerned," McDermott said. "Number one you always want to look and see what's going on there. We got a good look at it and Dr. Anderson got a good look at things. Cordy is going to practice today and we'll see how it goes. Really he's day to day at this point."
Why McCoy didn't get much work Friday nightLeSean McCoy did not see much in the way of reps on offense at Friday night's practice at New Era Field. On Sunday, McDermott explained why.
"I've been around LeSean before so I'm familiar with LeSean," said McDermott in reference to their time together in Philadelphia. "We've got some other players on this roster that we need to evaluate and give them opportunities to develop."
Among those was backup Jonathan Williams who performed well in the starter role in place of McCoy Friday night with several darting and cutting runs for first down yardage and more. Young backs like Cedric O'Neal, Joe Banyard and Jordan Johnson also got a good deal of work and exposure for the coaches to evaluate.
McDermott indicated those chances will continue in the team's preseason opener Thursday.
"We'll see some of those guys get opportunities on Thursday night," he said. "So it'll be a chance for us to develop as a football team and for these young players to develop."
Preseason playing time plansThe plans aren't set in concrete, but coach McDermott and his staff intend to get most of their starters a fair amount of work Thursday night against Minnesota.
"We'll be around a quarter give or take," said McDermott for playing time for the starters. "We're still looking at that, but we'll be around a quarter."