The Buffalo Bills donned full pads at 2011 training camp for the first time on Thursday evening, and naturally, the team couldn't escape the evening without a couple of scares on the injury front. Thankfully, two of the team's more prominent youngsters - receiver David Nelson and defensive end Marcell Dareus - look like they're going to be fine.
Nelson left practice early last night and did not return, but head coach Chan Gailey revealed after the session that his issue was respiratory. Bills trainers attended to Nelson, and the issue was quickly under control. Nelson could return to practice Friday.
Dareus, meanwhile, appeared to tweak an ankle chasing down a running play, but lined up for another snap before getting pulled for the evening. Gailey told reporters after practice that Dareus could've finished practice, and that the team's first-round pick would be a participant Friday.
Rookie linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is still a spectator, and he was joined by tight end David Martin, who is dealing with a toe injury. Wide receiver Marcus Easley didn't practice, either, but did some light work on the side as he recovers from another knee injury.