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Buffalo Bills news, 5/29: Injury updates from OTAs include Stevie Johnson, Kyle Williams

Based on the coverage, one can only assume the Buffalo Bills spent more time holding press conferences to update injuries than they did practicing on Tuesday.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

OTA Practice Notes - Day 7 -

"It appears as though (Stevie Johnson) is recovered from his back injury that kept him sidelined as he was not shy about turning and contorting his body to adjust to passes." Erik Pears and Zebrie Sanders also made returns, albeit in a much more limited capacity than Johnson.

Kyle Williams on track for training camp -

Williams: "We should be good for training camp," he said. "That’s what we would think. Based on the time that the last one took, this one, that’s the reason we said let’s go ahead and do it. We’ve got time to do it, time to get back from it and hit the ground running."

Injury updates

Bills Roundup: Injury Updates, Tuesday Highlights - VIDEO -
"The Bills got back to work at OTA's on Tuesday, get the latest injury updates, plus check out the top plays from this afternoon."

Bills DT Williams finally well-heeled - The Buffalo News
"The left one was worse," Williams said of the 2011 injury. "It actually damaged my Achilles. They went in and fixed it and it felt great. This one had no Achilles damage. But we were at a point where maybe in a year it might have. We needed to get it taken care of. Now it’s out of the way and free and clear. I’m excited moving forward."

Zebrie Sanders working back from painful pair of surgeries - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Each surgery involved shaving down the bone around his hip and repairing the torn labrum. Exactly as painful as it sounds. Sanders wasn't able to walk for a couple weeks after each operation, so it's not a cliche to say he needed to learn to walk before he could again run."

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Inside The Bills | Pettine wants "bulls-eye" off Mario Williams
"We want to get the bulls-eye off of him," Pettine said Tuesday night, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. "We want to move him around. We want to dictate to teams, if they’re going to deal with Mario, they’re going to have to find him first."

Da'Norris Searcy 'having a ball' with Bills' new defensive scheme - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"It's way more aggressive," Searcy said after today's voluntary workout at One Bills Drive. "This is the most I've had the opportunity to blitz. So I'm having a ball with it. With this one, we get to do a lot of things. That's why I love it. I don't have to just stand back there and watch the whole time. I get into the action."

Bills can have an elite running offense, but that's not enough - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
Only four of the highest 42 team rushing averages have won a championship in NFL history.

AFC East over/under: Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker knows his audience and set his line a little high. 7.5 wins is a full win better than Vegas is giving the Bills, and the voting results are split right down the middle.

Bills Over-Under Projected Total Wins Is 6.5 | Bob Matthews' Column - WHAM 1180
"Buffalo Bills (6-10 record last season) over/under for 2013 is 6.5 wins – If rookie QB EJ Manuel is the real deal and ready to play right away, the Bills would have one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL. The defense could be at least average... My recommendation: slightly OVER"

Smerlas And Bob Warming Up To Bills | Bob Matthews' Column - WHAM 1180
"Fred [Smerlas] and I both are impressed with Buffalo’s offensive potential. Quite a few things have to pan out, but I’m going out on a limb by projecting the Bills to finish in the top 10 in total offense."