The Buffalo Bills are in the full swing at training camp, and the start of the preseason is only eight days away. Here’s what we saw at Wednesday’s practice.
Injury scare for Micah Hyde
The Bills’ biggest free agent pickup gave onlookers a fright today when he hit the ground hard after intercepting a Tyrod Taylor pass. He left the field, but later returned to the sidelines without rejoining the action. Shamiel Gary took his place on the first team defense. Hyde downplayed the injury after practice and didn’t seem too upset. He’ll be fine going forward.
McCoy, Tate return to practice; Incognito sits
On the other side of the coin, Richie Incognito was given the day off to rest. The 34-year-old was replaced on the first team by Vlad Ducasse, who is likely going to play a role as a key reserve at both tackle and guard this year.
Logan Thomas making a good impression
With all of the talk around the Bills and the possible signing of free agent tight end Gary Barnidge, it’s easy to overlook converted quarterback Logan Thomas as a possible candidate for the 53.
He seems to be making a strong case for himself through the first few days of training camp. He earned a rep with the first team in a TE-heavy set while making a nice catch with the second team. If the Barnidge signing doesn’t happen in the end, Thomas is a safe bet to make the final roster.
- Reserve offensive tackle Michael Ola left practice after suffering a leg injury and did not return. With the race for a spot at the right tackle position heating up, it’s bad timing for the three-year vet who appeared in six games for the Bills last year.
- Hurry-up offense drills did not go as planned. The first team ended their turn with a missed 50-yard field goal from Austin Rehkow, the second team gave up three sacks, and the third team possession ended with a Nathan Peterman interception.
- While Rehkow missed his field goal try, Stephen Hauschka hit all three of his during team drills, with a long of 52. He’ll be the one making the field goal tries this year.