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Buffalo Bills Training Camp Day 6 Open Thread

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills are back in pads this Tuesday, as the second week of training camp rolls on. The Bills practiced four times last week from Wednesday to Saturday including the first open practice in nearly two years. After a rest day on Sunday, the team was back at it on Monday, but all five practices were helmets only. There will finally be popping pads at practice. (Say that five times fast.)

I’ve included the Bills Reporters Twitter list to follow along with the updates from the local beat reporters.

The biggest camp news so far:

  • Jon Feliciano left practice with a shoulder injury on Monday. We’ll be monitoring his status today.
  • Jerry Hughes starts the year on NF-I with a calf strain. He has remained in the trainer’s room.
  • Ike Boettger and Dion Dawkins begin camp on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Rookie Spencer Brown has been the starting left tackle based on images we’ve seen, but Bobby Hart was used on Saturday. Boettger was in attendance at practice Monday working off to the side.
  • TE Jacob Hollister has been sidelined with a back injury. He was on the sideline Monday.
  • All the Bills coaches are vaccinated.
  • 80 percent-plus of Bills players are vaccinated.
  • Josh Allen has looked very good in throwing drills, so much that Emmanuel Sanders said he’s throwing passes he’s never seen before. (And that dude has caught passes from three Hall of Famers.)
  • Jake Kumerow has jumped to the head of the pack in the wide receiver depth competition but Isaiah McKenzie is still ahead of him for WR5.
  • Without pads, the Bills’ rookie pass rushers are making an impact.