Buffalo Bills news, 8/3: Friday practice recaps, Stevie Johnson hurt

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Stevie Johnson hurt his hamstring on Friday, but that's not the only news coming from St. John Fisher.

Bills’ Manuel impressing as he learns to be NFL QB - The Buffalo News

"I think he’s done an amazing job," said fellow quarterback Kevin Kolb of Manuel. "He gets better every day. He works hard. He studies." More quoates from Manuel and Doug Marrone inside.

Bills Practice Marred By Stevie Johnson Injury - WGR 550

"If I get hurt, as long as it stays in training camp," the wideout said on July 26. "Once the season goes, we can do it. If I do get injured, oh well. Let’s get them out of the way early and be full go during the season."

Stevie Johnson hurts hamstring at practice - BuffaloBills.com
"Obviously everyone saw Stevie at the end with a hamstring," said Marrone. "He’s going to get evaluated. It’s always tough when those situations happen with the players."

Bills Focus: Cordy Glenn Tackles New Challenges - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn had a pretty successful rookie year, but Coach Doug Marrone believes Glenn is ready to take bigger steps in year two."

Practice Notes, Aug. 2nd - BuffaloBills.com
"It was the best day the offense has had in training camp and it took a kick in the pants for it to happen. Early on in the first team segment of practice, Buffalo’s defense was getting consistent pressure on the quarterbacks. 'Is someone going to block somebody,' Hackett shouted across the field."

Tickets for final two night practices now available - BuffaloBills.com
"Tickets for the August 14 and August 20 night practices are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000."

Bills Roundup: Stevie Injured, Friday Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills offense had one of it's best days of the off-season, but at a high cost as Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson left practice early with an injury."

Stevie Johnson down with hamstring injury; Kyle Williams up in practice snaps - The Buffalo News
"Meanwhile, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who is coming back from offseason heel surgery, saw his first snaps of 11-on-11 team drills this training camp. On the second play of the day, Williams knifed through the offensive line and made a "sack" of quarterback Kevin Kolb."

Bills Camp: Day 5 Practice Notes - WGR 550
" For the first time, it seemed as though the defense were the ones being caught off-guard by their teammates on the opposite side of the ball. While it wasn't a giant leap forward for the unit, it's still a day the offense can look to and build from." High praise for Alex Carrington as well from Joe B.

Healthy Troup eager to get back with Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"I would say I’m the closest I am to 100 percent as I’m going to be," he said.

Bills GM: Rookie WR Robert Woods looks polished - ESPN
Doug Whaley on rookie receiver Robert Woods: "When he came into OTAs and even out here for trainning camp, he looks like a 10-year veteran. That's exactly what we thought of him: Polished."

Andre Reed, former Bills great, back in training camp helping Kansas City Chiefs receivers - Arrowhead Pride
Our Chiefs blog talked with new coaching intern Andre Reed. He's a noted Buffalo Bills player if you haven't heard.

Stevie Johnson could miss most of preseason with hamstring strain | ProFootballTalk
Per a league source, Johnson has definitely strained the muscle, and his specific timetable for a return currently is unclear. The assumption is that he’ll miss most of the preseason.

Geoff Hangartner among the new names on PFT’s All-Unemployed Team | ProFootballTalk
Several former Buffalo Bills now sit on the all-unemployed team. Nick Barnett is gone, but Geoff Hangartner joins Mark Anderson, Vince Young, Willis McGahee and Nate Clements.

PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, PFT Planet calls and tweets | ProFootballTalk
No recap yet, but Tim Graham was on PFT Live at noon yesterday.

Bills bank on young receiving corps to step up behind Johnson | Erie Times-News
"Our coach said that we are the most talented group on the field after the defensive line," said Bills second-year receiver T.J. Graham after Friday's training camp practice at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. "We feel the same way, and we are going to play our part this year."

It's EJ's job to lose - RochesterHomepage.net
"It’s very, very early and we’ll know a lot more once they start playing exhibition games, but from what I can see, rookie EJ Manuel is a few steps ahead of journeyman veteran Kevin Kolb in the race for starting quarterback job. And that’s a good thing. To me, the best case scenario is for Buffalo’s first-round pick to start from the get-go." Scott Pitoniak weighs in.

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