With rookie EJ Manuel the talk of the town in Western New York after a strong start to his first NFL training camp, all eyes will be on Kevin Kolb on Sunday as the Buffalo Bills' seventh training camp practice gets underway. (The practice starts at 2PM; here's the full camp schedule.)
Kolb injured his left knee on Saturday in a freak accident, slipping on a rubber mat while walking between practice fields early in the session. It was all prototypical of something that would happen to the Bills, up until the point that head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that the injury was not considered serious, and that Kolb is day to day.
Day by day, however, Manuel has inched out in front of the veteran in the race for the Bills' starting quarterback job - even as he hasn't been perfect, and even while the proverbial playing field hasn't been level. Manuel's level of play has remained the same as defenses thrown at him have become more complex, and the longer that continues, the worse Kolb's chances are of starting - especially if he misses practice time.
This is your open thread for today's practice. We'll update this post with breaking news from observers at camp, and the comments section is yours, as always, to discuss or question pretty much anything you like.
Rest of the team is here, and no Kevin Kolb. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 4, 2013
I'm still in Ohio for @ProFootballHOF but told Bills QB Kevin Kolb will not practice this afternoon.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) August 4, 2013
Players not practicing: Kolb, Stevie Johnson, Kevin Elliott, Duke Williams, Justin Rogers and Mike Caussin. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 4, 2013
Mario Williams is again participating in position drills #BillsCamp— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 4, 2013
Chandler with another off day http://t.co/SKwm43rNhm— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) August 4, 2013
Mario was on for the first two plays of team sessions— Jerry Sullivan (@TBNSully) August 4, 2013
Scott Chandler is not doing team drills, and with Caussin out rookie Chris Gragg got some run with the ones. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 4, 2013
This kid Hopkins has a hell of a leg. Lindell has his hands full— Jerry Sullivan (@TBNSully) August 4, 2013
Kyle Williams took 2 reps in 1 on 1s vs the OL today. First time all camp he's done that. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 4, 2013
Before anyone crowns #Bills QB, EJ's inconsistencies in team drills today are a reminder he's still a rookie. And no Kolb, too— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) August 4, 2013
“@HaaseNC: can you give any specifics on struggles?” overthrow on out to CJ. slant to Woods, off hands: Int. under throw Easley: Int.— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) August 4, 2013
Lindell went 10/13 total today. Not dead yet. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 4, 2013
EJ picked off again. Maybe there's something similar to Kolb's struggles against 1st team D.— John Wawrow (@john_wawrow) August 4, 2013