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AJ McCarron may have pulled ahead in Buffalo Bills quarterback competition

McCarron is with the first-team offense for a second straight day.

Throughout the spring and into training camp at St. John Fisher College, the Buffalo Bills have been alternating starting quarterback reps between AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman. That changed on Thursday, as McCarron saw first-team reps for the second consecutive day.

Peterman opened camp as the first QB to take starting reps. While rookie Josh Allen has been sprinkled into the starting lineup for a session or two during practice, the lion’s share of snaps went to that day’s starter.

McCarron has looked better on the whole during camp than Peterman, who remains inconsistent. The veteran is definitely a safer option if the Bills are looking to limit damage, though he has been taking plenty of sacks so far during practices.

No matter what, McCarron or Peterman will be keeping the seat warm for the rookie. Allen is expected to start at some point this season, but that timetable is unknown at this point.

The Bills host the Carolina Panthers next Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. At this point, it would be surprising if McCarron wasn’t the first person under center.