Inside the Bills - Aug 6

No word on preseason playing time
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 5:03 PM ET

NO WORD ON PRESEASON PLAYING TIME: Dick Jauron has not mapped out preseason playing time for the starters yet or how the quarterback rotation will go in terms of how long Trent Edwards will play before the other signal callers come in.

Starters typically get their most extensive action in the third preseason game, so if they get more than a quarter Saturday it would be surprising.

We anticipate that coach Jauron will have more on those particulars Thursday after the night practice.

Seinfeld's Puddy at Bills camp
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 5:00 PM ET

SEINFELD'S PUDDY AT BILLS CAMP: Actor Patrick Warburton stopped by Bills training camp Wednesday as he took in practice with a friend of his that's a big Bills fan. Warburton played Elaine's boyfriend Puddy (spelling?) on Seinfeld and currently stars in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement with David Spade.

He looks real big and burly on TV, but he has apparently lost weight because he looked pretty fit.

Hardy returns to practice
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 2:12 PM ET

HARDY BACK DOING TEAM WORK: James Hardy is back practicing fully this afternoon as he is apparently recovered from his hamstring strain.

Whitner and Reed watch from sidelines
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 2:12 PM ET

WHITNER, REED WATCHING: Donte Whitner and Josh Reed are not participating in practice this afternoon. Neither is Scott Mayle or QB Matt Baker. Copeland Bryan is still out as well.

Answering questions
Posted By: Chris Brown | Time: 12:01 AM ET 

ANSWERING QUESTIONS: A few more questions to answer before calling it a night, or morning.
Q - Not sure if this was asked yet, but what is up with Jason Whittle? He was competing for the starting right guard job last year, now I hardly hear his name anywhere. He seemed like a solid backup, if not a candidate to compete with Chambers (if he can play tackle, not sure of that either).

A - Jason Whittle has been working at right guard with the second unit. He's also been getting a little time snapping on field goals, but not punts. He hasn't seen any work at center, in the spring or at camp. He's also used on the wedge on special teams. I think he's a solid reserve lineman who would be a steady veteran presence if a starter went down at either guard position.

Q - Is there a realistic chance that Jason Peters could sit out the season, and are the Bills prepared to move on without him?
A - I'd be very surprised if he sat out the whole season. He'd be leaving big time money on the table and would rack up a lot in fines, but it's hard to rule anything out with him. He's kind of a recluse in the offseason so he's a different breed of cat.

Q - What's the WR competition looking like at camp?  How many WR will likely be on the 53 man roster?  We all know that Evans, Reed, Parrish, and Hardy will make the 53 man roster barring injury, but what does it look like after that?  Jenkins is probable based on his ability to contribute both as a WR and on special teams.  Where do Johnson and Mayle fit in?  Chance at roster spot, or are they most likely going to be fighting for a job on the practice squad?

A - Right now I'd say the Bills will try to keep six wideouts. Jauron kept six his first season with Buffalo and five last year. I think six this year because Justin Jenkins is too valuable on special teams and at this point (though it's early) I'd say Steve Johnson is slightly ahead of Scott Mayle and Felton Huggins for the final receiver job assuming they keep six. He's already got a pro body and has made some difficult plays and been pretty consistent.

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