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Top 3 things you need to know from Day 12 at Bills Camp


1 – Offense moves ball in two minuteBuffalo's offensive units were effective during all three series of two-minute drill. With the situation 1st-and-10 at their own 20-yard line with 1:10 left on the clock, the offense needed a field goal.

Tyrod Taylor was first in the rotation and after converting a 3rd-and-4 to Charles Clay and spiking the ball to stop the clock on the ensuing 1st-and-10, Taylor found Robert Woods all along down the left sideline for a 39-yard pass play to put the team in the necessary field goal range with three seconds left.

Matt Cassel ran the second series and had three first down completions on his drive to Chris Gragg, Sammy Watkins and Woods to move the offense all the way to the defense's 35-yard line. It would've been a 52-yard field goal attempt with six seconds remaining.

EJ Manuel's drive saw him throw three straight completions including a first down conversion to Nick O'Leary for 11 yards. On 2nd-and-5 from their own 45 the offense was the beneficiary of a pass interference call on CB Merrill Noel that cost the defense 25 yards. On 1st-and-10 from the 30, Manuel hit Andre Davis for a six-yard gain before he got out of bounds to stop the clock with eight seconds left for a realistic 41-yard field goal attempt.

2 – Bills lose Jarius Wynn for the seasonJarius Wynn, a valuable defensive end for Buffalo's second wave of linemen behind the starters appears to be out for the year after suffering a knee injury in Friday's preseason game.

"Yeah a real unfortunate thing happened," said head coach Rex Ryan. "A real severe injury to Jarius Wynn. It looks like he's got an ACL (injury). At the time we weren't sure of that, but if that's the case he'll be lost for the season. Obviously that's a devastating loss to us and for him."

Wynn had missed a few practices leading up to the game, but was on defense for 20 snaps Friday before sustaining the injury. With Wynn lost for the year the opportunity is greater for players like IK Enemkpali and undrafted rookie Cedric Reed.

3 – Dan Carpenter back kickingBuffalo's kicker was activated off of the Non-Football Injury list Sunday and participated in his first training camp practice. Dan Carpenter was taking kicks in warmups prior to last Friday's preseason opener against Carolina, which paved the way for his medical clearance.

"I've been getting work in just on the side with the trainers and stuff just slowly trying to get back into it," Carpenter told "Doc was there at the game so I went ahead and got cleared and here I am."

Carpenter was 8-for-8 on field goal attempts in Sunday's practice, but his longest attempt was just 39 yards. The veteran kicker typically goes all the way out to the 50-yard plus range by the end of the drill, but the coaching staff is easing him back in.

"We're just going to try to be smart about it and not kick too many balls, too quick, too far and hopefully I'll be good to go and ready for this week," said Carpenter.

The kicker said he's got the green light to play in Thursday's preseason game at Cleveland.

Bonus Notes TE Charles Clay had a good day in the passing game. He pulled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor that split the defense in half in 11-on-11. The tight end had three receptions in Sunday's practice.

RB Bryce Brown left practice with a slight hamstring strain. Rex Ryan said the injury was considered minor and hopes the running back will be available for practice Monday.

OT Cyrus Kouandjio was rotated in for some reps with the first unit, stepping in at right tackle and left tackle for a snap or two each.

WR Percy Harvin missed practice again Sunday due to his sore hip, but is expected to participate in practice Monday.

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