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Sean McDermott provides roster updates ahead of the Bills' first training camp practice

Buffalo Bills Training Camp, August 1, 2019.
 Photo by Bill Wippert
Buffalo Bills Training Camp, August 1, 2019. Photo by Bill Wippert

The Buffalo Bills are back at St. John Fisher University for their first training camp practice in Rochester, NY since the 2019 season. Bills head coach Sean McDermott met with the media before practice began and shared some updates on the roster.

McDermott said all players reported on time, but a few will be on the non-football injury list (NFI) or the physically unable to perform list (PUP) to start camp. 

"Rodger Saffold will start on the NFI list," McDermott said. "Rodger injured some ribs in a car accident recently, so he'll start on NFI. Tre'Davious White, Ike Boettger and Eli Ankou will start on the PUP list."

McDermott shared that Saffold's car accident happened within the last couple of weeks.

"We're always concerned for the guys off the field," McDermott added. "And obviously anyone involved in that accident, the same. But we feel confident that he'll be back in due time."

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White is working his way back from the ACL injury that happened during the Saints game last season. McDermott shared the cornerback remains on-schedule.

"He looks really good," McDermott said. "He's working his tail off. Tre is a consummate pro, so that has not changed. We're just excited to get him back when we can get him back."

Safety Jordan Poyer missed OTAs but was with the team for mandatory minicamp in June. McDermott said Poyer is at training camp and will practice today.

Offensive tackle Spencer Brown missed the entire offseason as he was dealing with an injury. Brown will be participating in the first training camp practice.

"I think he would say he'll be knocking some rust off here a little bit," McDermott said. "We're going to take it one period and one practice at a time. He missed a portion of last year and then obviously all of the offseason. But he's worked his tail off to get back and put himself in a position where he can go out there on that field this morning."

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