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Buffalo Bills news, 7/26: Marcell Dareus returns to practice

Plenty of interesting developments occurred on Friday night, but none were as noteworthy as No. 99 returning to the lineup - and looking good when he got there.

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(The Buffalo News) Practice Report: Marcell Dareus makes presence felt on his first night
Mark Gaughan's practice recap includes notes on the competition between Jeff Tuel and Thad Lewis, the strong camp (so far) for Dan Carpenter, and a song that the team sang at the end of the session.

(WGR 550) Bills Training Camp Observations: Day 5
Joe Buscaglia notes that Robert Woods had a strong night on Friday, and adds an additional two names to the competition for playing time at linebacker.

( Buffalo Bills Camp Report: Day 6
Mike Rodak's notes from Friday night include some progress on the part of the team's red zone offense.

( Marcell Dareus returns with a bang and 5 other observations from Bills training camp
Matthew Fairburn is liking what he's seeing from Seantrel Henderson at left tackle, and also notes that Leodis McKelvin saw a reduced workload in full-team activities as he continues to come back from offseason surgery.

( Bills Roundup: Friday Night News and Highlights
The official site runs through the details and includes some highlights from Friday night's practice.

( 4 things to take from friday's practice
Chris Brown believes that rookie cornerback Ross Cockrell is adjusting nicely in his first week in a NFL training camp.

( Doug Marrone Friday Press Conference
Does this look like a man who is working his dream job on his 50th birthday?

( Can't Miss Play: Sammy Watkins Deep Catch
The play looks fine here, but the throw looks worse - and the route looks fantastic - in this alternate angle.

( Can't Miss Play: Robert Woods Catch from EJ Manuel
By most accounts, EJ Manuel and Woods looked more in sync on Friday night than they had been in the first four practices.

( Can't Miss Play: Nickell Robey Interception
Keith Rivers tipped this short Manuel throw into the air, and Nickell Robey picked it off and took it to the house.

(The Buffalo News) Bills defense gets big boost
The biggest story from Friday night was the return of Marcell Dareus. Gaughan talks to Kyle Williams and Marrone about it.

(Democrat & Chronicle) Marcell Dareus makes Bills camp debut
Sal Maiorana leads with Dareus as well, while noting that tight end Chris Gragg has been released from the hospital, and is scheduled to be back on the field in a day or two.

( Highlights: Marcell Dareus Back at Practice
Most there believed Dareus looked excellent on Friday night. See (highlights) for yourself.

( Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch anxious to take field after passing conditioning test
Dareus wasn't the only defensive tackle to return to practice last night. Fairburn gives Alan Branch a little ink.

(WGR 550) Fred Jackson Injured At Bills Practice Friday
Fred Jackson left practice early on Friday with a lower leg injury, but fear not - he's day-to-day, and the injury is considered minor.

( "He makes the catch!" – JMS 7/25
If you're looking to vicariously re-live last night's practice through live play-by-play from John Murphy and Mark Kelso, this is the link for you.

( Robert Woods happy to share spotlight, targets with Sammy Watkins
Woods is just fine letting Sammy Watkins steal the spotlight, says Fairburn.

( Checking up on Buffalo Bills' rookies
Rodak provides a status update on the Bills' drafted rookies. We hear that Watkins kid has looked pretty okay.

(The Buffalo News) Reed says wait helped him appreciate Hall’s call
This is a good interview with Andre Reed that has a very out-of-place picture atop it.

( In Focus With Jim Kelly
More from Jim Kelly on his ongoing battle with cancer.

( 7 signs the Ralph renovations are nearing completion
I'm trying to figure out where the broadcast booths are from the photo in here. Anybody seen anything on if they've been moved?

(Toronto Sun) Five vital questions on where the Bills sale stands
Among the many interesting nuggets of info sprinkled throughout this John Kryk column: speculation that, when initial bids are made on the Bills next week, the Toronto group may offer as much as $1 billion right out of the gate.