Today’s edition of As Training Camp Turns saw the Buffalo Bills have a fairly eventful day of practice. The standard 10am start time began with heavy rain and gave way to an intense day overall. We had a Tim Graham sighting today, as well as a few other major notes. The recaps include:
- Rex Ryan happy with physicality of practice: A physical day led to some scrappy, chippy moments throughout. John Murphy tweeted that Rex was happy with the intensity on both sides of the ball. The first (minor) scuffle of camp broke out, and by all reports, Velasco vs. Valles was no Pay-per-View bout for the ages. Sal Capaccio noted that the trash talking was ratcheted up, as well, with the defense chirping after a stop that put an end to a streak of plus plays for the offense.
- Injury concerns abound: As could be expected in a physical practice, quite a few players were dinged up, with Reggie Ragland’s apparent knee injury the headliner. Others who were dinged include Jim Dray (lower leg) and Jerel Worthy (concussion protocol/returned). We also received some clarity on the injury to Kevin Reddick (MCL sprain). On a positive note, Cyrus Koundjio was practicing today.
- Some veterans received the day off: Richie Incognito and LeSean McCoy each had the day off, with the latter warming up only to remove his pads and helmet immediately thereafter. Ryan Groy stepped in at left guard with the first team in Incognito’s place.
- Dan Carpenter’s great day: Kicker Jesus seems to have turned this competition into a runaway, as he was a perfect 10-for-10 from 25-47 yards out today. Jordan Gay did not attempt a field goal. (Note: Joe B. had Carp at 11-for-11. Either way, it’s a good day).
- Positional pecking orders taking shape: Sal Capaccio’s practice recap had some solid notes on a few noteworthy positional groups. He wrote that Reggie Bush and Kevon Seymour alternated at KR, IK Enemkpali took Manny Lawson’s reps at OLB, and the early team portion’s 1st receiver group was Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and Greg Little. WR group 2 included Walt Powell and Dez Lewis. He notes that “Greg Salas never really runs with 1s or 2s in the team portion. But, he’s on the field a lot when they go live.”