The Buffalo Bills have been able to avoid any major injuries during 2018 training camp. They had even avoided medium-sized injuries, with no players missing practice (outside of Zay Jones) during the first week of camp. That changed on Thursday.
After a hard-hitting, physical, and long practice on Wednesday, several Bills were sidelined on Thursday. Defensive end Trent Murphy (groin) is the only starter, but receiver Andre Holmes (quad) is someone that’s going to be counted on in 2018, too. Also injured was WR Quan Bray (toe).
The Bills have been giving veteran rest days, with Kyle Williams and Murphy sitting out over the last few practices. That continued on Thursday with cornerback Vontae Davis and tackle Jordan Mills standing on the sideline. It’s interesting to note that the brass feels comfortable enough with Mills to give him a day off since most Bills fans think there was at least a chance he could be replaced during camp. That doesn’t appear to be the case.
With the day off Thursday and a night practice in Orchard Park on Friday, the players have more than two fulls days to rest. If they miss the scrimmage, the next on-field work is Sunday afternoon, more than a full four days after they were last on the field.