The Buffalo Bills season is only two practices old and our first injury is sidelining a top player. Marcell Dareus didn’t participate in the full pads portions of practice on Saturday due to a tweaked hamstring. Adolphus Washington stepped into the first-team defense in his absence.
Head coach Sean McDermott informed the media of the hamstring injury early Saturday morning before the team’s practice at St. John Fisher College. He said the injury happened late in Friday afternoon’s practice session.
Dareus began practice by riding the stationary bike and working with the training staff alongside PUP player Colt Anderson. When the Bills went into walk-throughs, Dareus was back on the field prompting John Wawrow of the Associated Press to speculate he won’t miss much time.
Dareus riding the bike.@WGRZ pic.twitter.com/UnrLt5Qu9E— Stu Boyar (@Stuboyar) July 29, 2017
Other injuries we’ve continued to watch are Sammy Watkins’ foot and Cordy Glenn’s ankle. Watkins has looked great all camp, making cuts and going 100%. Rookie Dion Dawkins has rotated in for Glenn at times as they manage his number of reps. Both are on schedule, according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com.
Also of note, McDermott said the Bills would have running back LeSean McCoy on a pitch count. That will happen both during training camp and the season.
Other injuries have appeared to be minor. Every player who has left the field during camp has returned during the same practice as far as the media could tell.