During Friday night’s “Return of the Blue and Red” scrimmage, the Buffalo Bills practiced in front of 35,000 members of Bills Mafia at Highmark Stadium.
For many Bills, it was their first chance to experience taking the field before the rowdy Buffalo faithful. In today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks, we lead off with key observations from the “Return of the Blue and Red” scrimmage, including discussing who has emerged as the favorite to win the middle linebacker and second cornerback roles.
Thoughts from “Return of the Blue and Red”
It’s become an annual tradition during the team’s training camp at St. John Fisher University. The Bills take a break from camp to hold practice before their home fans at Highmark Stadium, and this year, several players enjoyed noteworthy performances during the scrimmage. Linked here: How Tyrel Dodson may be emerging as the starting middle linebacker and how Kaiir Elam may be pulling away in the race to win the CB2 job.
Plus, whose stock is rising — a group that includes wide receivers Gabe Davis and Andy Isabella, running back Latavius Murray, and defensive end A.J. Epenesa — and whose stock is falling — including linebacker Terrel Bernard, offensive tackles David Quessenberry and Brandon Shell, cornerback Christian Benford, and quarterback Kyle Allen, and hear from safety Damar Hamlin on his emotional return to practice at Highmark Stadium.
- Bills’ rotation at No. 2 cornerback continues at Return of the Blue and Red - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills stock up, stock down following Blue & Red Scrimmage: Decision made at MLB? - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills observations: What and who stood out most from the ‘Blue and Red’ practice? - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Top 3 things to know from the Bills’ Return of the Blue & Red practice - BuffaloBills.com
- Observations: ‘So many emotions’ for Damar Hamlin in practicing at stadium - Buffalo News
- Next step in the process: Damar Hamlin back on the field at Highmark Stadium - Democrat & Chronicle
- The newer Bills liked their first experience in the stadium - WGR 550
- Bills fans welcome team back to Highmark Stadium - WGR 550
- Bills fans get an inside peek at Return of the Blue and Red - BuffaloBills.com
- Tre’Davius White has been elite but it’s a three-way race for the Bills’ second CB spot - Democrat & Chronicle
- Cornerback Alex Austin is trying to earn his role at Bills camp - Buffalo News
Observations from training camp, Day 7
Kaiir Elam was among those who stood out from Day 7 of Bills training camp, as the second-year cornerback seems poised to win the starting role opposite Pro Bowler Tre’Davious White. Plus, wide receiver Andy Isabella and safety Taylor Rapp are settling in nicely with their new team, starting right tackle Spencer Brown suffered an injury, and defensive end Greg Rousseau is showcasing his versatility.
- Buffalo Bills 2nd-year player locked it down, makes case for CB2 on Day 7 of training camp (Observations) - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills observations: Dawson Knox’s reminder, Kaiir Elam sticks with first team - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills’ starting cornerback competition heats up Thursday - WGR 550
- Top 3 things to know from Day 7 of Bills Training Camp - BuffaloBills.com
- An injury on the line, Diggs loses his temper: Notes from Day 7 of Bills camp - Democrat & Chronicle
Even more Bills news and notes
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is once again listed as one of the NFL’s Top 100 players. Plus, we get an update on edge rusher Von Miller’s availability for Week 1, hear from quarterback Josh Allen on whether he’d star on the next season of Netflix’s ‘Quarterback,’ and more!
- Stefon Diggs lands at No. 16 on the NFL’s Top 100 list | 2023 - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills’ Von Miller has two word update on his return from ACL tear - newyorkupstate.com
- Would Josh Allen do Netflix’s ‘Quarterback’ Season 2? Here’s what Bills QB said - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills QB Josh Allen says he’s ‘undecided’ about interest in role on Netflix ‘Quarterback’ series - Buffalo News
- Bills fan, 9, finds BFF in Diggs with friendship bracelet. He’s hoping for Allen next - Buffalo News
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