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Bills training camp: healthy Seantrel Henderson pushes Chris Hairston to guard

The status of Cordy Glenn remains a mystery, but with Seantrel Henderson back in the lineup, the Bills began experimenting with their right guard position and rookie Cyrus Kouandjio on Monday.

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Rookie left tackle Seantrel Henderson (hip) returned to the practice field for the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon, and with him came some anticipated offensive line shuffling that was absent from Sunday night's training camp opener while Henderson was injured.

With Henderson reinserted as the first-team left tackle (replacing starter Cordy Glenn, who remains sidelined by an undisclosed illness), fourth-year veteran Chris Hairston, who filled in as the first-team left tackle on Sunday, returned to the right guard position that he began playing during June practices. He spent most of today's practice running with the second-team offense, but per WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia, he snuck in some first-team reps ahead of Kraig Urbik by the end of practice.

Assuming, then, that the Bills can stay healthy enough at the tackle position to free Hairston up, it's looking like he'll continue to see plenty of work inside at guard in his first training camp under Doug Marrone. Maybe the starting right guard job is up for grabs, after all.

Buscaglia also reported on another trend that began during minicamps: rookie second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio saw time at both left tackle and right tackle. Still firmly planted behind veteran Erik Pears on the right side, Kouandjio took his second-team reps on the right side, then flipped over to the left for third-team reps.

The status of Glenn remains, by far, the biggest story line for the Bills' new-look offensive line, but the right guard spot and the status of Kouandjio could soon start to become daily news items for reporters and fans alike.