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Marrone on Glenn’s situation

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2014 – 8:59 pm

Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn was out doing light exercises on the other practice field away from the team Monday as he worked with an athletic trainer. Following Monday’s practice head coach Doug Marrone addressed Glenn’s designation on the Non-Football Illness list.

Marrone was asked if he knew when Glenn would be able to return to practice. At this point it sounds like the Bills head coach is at the mercy of the recommendations of the medical staff.

“I don’t know that,” he said of Glenn’s potential return to practice. “It’s a medical condition. I’m preparing to go on as if he’s not playing, which he’s not. So I’m just waiting for the doctors and I can’t speak about the condition because it’s something that happened outside of football.”

When asked if he thought Glenn would be playing eventually Marrone could only be hopeful.

“I’m planning on him playing,” he said. “Right now he’s not there, so I have to plan with him not being there. When he’s there then we’ll plug him back in.”

Rookie seventh round pick Seantrel Henderson manned the starting left tackle spot on Monday.


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Dareus excused from camp; back tonight

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2014 – 5:52 pm

Bills DT Marcell Dareus has not been  cleared to practice yet being on the Non-Football Injury list, but he also has not been in attendance each of the past two days at training camp. Head coach Doug Marrone explained why on Monday.

“All the players reported to camp. At the present time I’ve excused Marcell,” said Marrone. “He’s taking care of some personal stuff, but he’ll be like everybody else on the side training getting ready to pass the physical. He’s one of the players that didn’t pass the running test.”

Marrone said Dareus is scheduled to return to camp this evening (Monday).

 


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Woods and Searcy tussle

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2014 – 4:20 pm

Robert Woods and Da’Norris Searcy got into a scrap after the play in 11-on-11.

There was jawing first then punched flew before they wrestled each other to the ground. Tempers flaring here late in practice on a hot day.


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Kouandjio: Bills fans on par with ‘Bama fans

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2014 – 1:34 pm

University of Alabama product Cyrus Kouandjio knows all too well the passion that Crimson Tide fans have since he experienced it first hand, but after seeing Bills fans in a full froth at the team’s first night practice Sunday night he’s thinking ‘Bama fans have an equal.

“They’re up there, to tell you the truth,” said Kouandjio when asked if Bills fans match the passion of ‘Bama fans. “It’s different up here. It’s different up here. They’re a lot more into it. I like all the dressing. That’s the NFL I guess. That’s NFL football.”

Kouandjio saw most of his time in practice at right tackle with the second unit.


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Jersey numbers for Roosevelt & Cohen

Posted by Chris Brown on July 21, 2014 – 12:57 pm

Here are the jersey numbers for the two Bills players who signed today and a jersey number change for a linebacker.

Naaman Roosevelt will wear jersey number 13 while Landon Cohen will don 76.

LB Stevenson Sylvester is also switching from 42 to 58.


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Bills on the radio

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 11:37 pm

Here’s a look at where you can listen in to Bills players on the local radio airwaves Monday morning from training camp.

WGR 550 AM – Buffalo
7:15 am – Eric Wood
7:25 am – Preston Brown
8:30/9:00 am – Russ Brandon

WCMF – Rochester – 96.5 FM
7:25 am – Eric Wood
7:35 am – Preston Brown

 


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Goodwin: I left practice early, but not hurt

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 9:10 pm

Bills WR Marquise Goodwin left practice early on Sunday night and did not return. But he said on his Twitter account post-practice that he did not sustain an injury.


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Hairston at LT in place of Glenn now

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 7:13 pm

Seantrel Henderson was slate to line up at left tackle in place of Cordy Glenn who is on the non-football illness list, but Henderson went to the locker room with a trainer before the team portion of practice.

Stepping in is Chris Hairston at left tackle next to Chris Williams on the led side in place of Glenn.


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Bradham, Rivers flanking Spikes

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 6:18 pm

As the defense prepares for their first practice two veteran linebackers are flanking MLB Brandon Spikes.

Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers are lined up on either side of him with Rivers in Kiko Alonso’s spot.

Rookie Preston Brown is rotating in with Spikes at MLB.


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OL Henderson working in Glenn’s place

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 6:14 pm

As Bills GM Doug Whaley indicted Friday, rookie 7th round pick Seantrel Henderson is working in place of Cordy Glenn at left tackle.

Glenn is on the non-football illness list. Henderson filled in for Glenn in minicamp back in June as well.


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Marrone: Dareus didn’t pass conditioning test

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 5:47 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Marcell Dareus didn’t pass his conditioning test which is why he was placed on the non-football injury list.

He obviously won’t be practicing tonight.


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ESPN’s training camp tour begins with Bills

Posted by Dallas Miller on July 20, 2014 – 11:20 am

Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris will be the first stop on ESPN’s training camp tour for all 32 NFL teams starting Monday, July 21.

Long-time ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio and analyst Ron Jaworski will anchor the ‘Training Center’ coverage from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and provide live on-site updates throughout the day.

ESPN’s weekday NFL Insiders (3 p.m. ET) and NFL Live (4 p.m.) will also feature training camp updates, as will daily ESPN Radio shows.

Date Team Reporter(s)
Mon, July 21 Buffalo Bills Sal Paolantonio, host and Ron Jaworski, analyst
Tue, July 22 New York Giants Josina Anderson, host and Antonio Pierce, analyst
Wed, July 23 Dallas Cowboys Jeannine Edwards, reporter
Thu, July 24 Denver Broncos Paolantonio and Tom Jackson, analyst
Washington Redskins Britt McHenry, reporter
Dallas Cowboys Edwards
Cincinnati Bengals Coley Harvey, NFL Nation reporter
Fri, July 25 New England Patriots Hannah Storm, host and Tedy Bruschi, analyst
Seattle Seahawks John Clayton, ESPN.com sr. writer
San Francisco 49ers Ed Werder, reporter
Jacksonville Jaguars Michael DiRocco, NFL Nation reporter
Tennessee Titans Paul Kuharsky, NFL Nation reporter
Sat, July 26 Pittsburgh Steelers McHenry
Cleveland Browns Bob Holtzman, reporter
Oakland Raiders Paul Gutierrez, NFL Nation reporter
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas, NFL Nation reporter
Sun, July 27 Philadelphia Eagles Paolantonio
Green Bay Packers Michele Steele, reporter
St. Louis Rams Edwards
Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling, NFL Nation reporter
Mon, July 28 Indianapolis Colts Holtzman and Jeff Saturday, analyst
Chicago Bears Steele
Kansas City Chiefs Edwards
San Diego Chargers Eric Williams, NFL Nation reporter
Tue, July 29 Miami Dolphins James Walker, NFL Nation reporter
Carolina Panthers Marty Smith, reporter
New Orleans Saints McHenry
New York Jets Anderson
Atlanta Falcons Vaughn McClure, NFL Nation reporter
Wed, July 30 Arizona Cardinals Holtzman
Houston Texans Werder
Baltimore Ravens Paolantonio
Detroit Lions Michael Rothstein, NFL Nation reporter

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Mike Williams sees EJ’s improvement

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 9:31 am

He doesn’t think it’ll take long for his on field chemistry to develop with EJ Manuel, and one of the reasons why is he saw Manuel’s progress through the course of the spring practices.

WR Mike Williams, who we profiled on Buffalobills.com this morning (Sunday), believes it won’t take much more than a day of practice for the tandem to get on the same page. It seems ambitious, but Williams has confidence in the second-year quarterback.

“I can see him progressing as it goes. He’s feeling his way right now,” said Williams. “There are new guys on our team that he’s going to be throwing to. It’s kind of a different offense when you put it all together like that, but as I saw it he got better and better with that.”

Williams will get his first crack at chemistry with Manuel in tonight’s evening practice at 6:10 at St. John Fisher.


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Kyle likes Schwartz’s approach

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 4:09 pm

Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams spent most of the spring around his new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Heading into training camp he’s already developed an affinity for the defensive play caller’s coaching style.

“During minicamp and OTAs, it was intense,” said Williams of Schwartz’s approach. “Getting after guys and expecting a lot out of guys, which is great. It’s what we need. You have to push guys and challenge guys. It’s what you need as a leader and as a coordinator of the defense. I think we have some really good players and a guy that can do that and push guys and get them going is going to be an asset to us.”


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NFL Network analysts have high hopes for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 2:31 pm

With the Bills poised to open training camp first in the league the NFL Network put their talking heads to work in predicting whether or not Buffalo can contend in the AFC East. One of the analysts was former Bill Shawne Merriman.

Merriman pointed to how they do outside the division as for how much they can contend for the postseason. Solomon Wilcotts puts it on EJ as for the team’s fortunes. And Cameron Jordan likes the defense. Here’s a look at their analysis.


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1st 3 night practice tix no longer available

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 12:08 pm

The Bills announced on Saturday that the complimentary tickets for the first three night practices are no longer available. Here are the dates of those first three night practices.

Sunday July 20th
Friday July 25th
Saturday July 26th

Here is where night practice tickets for the remaining evening sessions at training camp can be obtained at no cost.

August 1st, 5th, 9th night practices
Sponsored by Bud Light. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the following Sunoco and Tops locations and will be limited to four per person.

SUNOCO LOCATIONS:
6730 Packard Road
Niagara Falls, NY
(716) 297-2065

5665 Seneca St
West Seneca, NY
(716) 675-7366

8000 Main Street
Williamsville, NY
(716) 631-9240

1324 Latta Road
Rochester, NY
(585) 621-3310

TOPS LOCATIONS:
2351 Maple Road
Amherst, NY
(716) 515-3200

1215 Jefferson Road
Henrietta, NY
(585) 292-0117

2140 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island, NY
(716) 775-1205

999 East Ridge Road
Irondequoit, NY
(585) 342-3803

August 18th night practice
Sponsored by Michelin/Dunn Tire. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 14, at 9 a.m. at the following Dunn Tire locations and will be limited to two per person.

Clarence Mall
4401 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716) 631-3776

3300 W. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-0180

Morning and afternoon practices at Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris are also open to the public but do not require tickets.  For a complete listing of the Buffalo Bills Training Camp practice schedule, parking and shuttle bus information, and more information and news, visit the Bills Training Camp homepage.


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Accepting The Leadership Role – JMS 7/18

Posted by johnmurphyshow on July 18, 2014 – 9:58 pm

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On the campus of St. John Fisher College for tonight’s show. Set up and ready for another year of Bills Training Camp. We asked the viewers what their expectations are for the upcoming season. Some gave their ideas of what the Bills record will be and some gave specific examples, including what they hope to see out of quarterback EJ Manuel and the Bills winning the AFC East.

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Bills General Manager Doug Whaley made his way over to our setup to be our first guest for the show. Whaley talked about the unique experience this camp offers to the team and its players. He also discussed what he expects after they break camp in five weeks.

 

“Hopefully come out healthy, have a better sense on those position battles, who is going to be on our starting lineup. Then get tuned up ready for the season. Obviously see a healthy EJ (Manuel) to keep progressing and keep getting better.”

 

Whaley also filled us in on who might take the place of the injured Kiko Alonso. That includes a handful of players that might end up on either side of the linebacking corp. He discussed Seantrel Henderson, who looks to fill the void at the start of camp for offensive lineman Cordy Glenn, who is out until further notice with an illness. Whaley also mentioned what he likes out his rookie draft class and why there won’t be as much pressure placed on quarterback EJ Manuel as some would think.

 

USA Today Sport Weekly’s Scott Pitoniak called-in at the top of the first hour. Pitoniak covers the AFC East and the Buffalo Bills from right here in Rochester. He talked about the atmosphere of camp and what he looks forward to each year at St. John Fisher College. He also gave his insight on this year’s team including what he thinks of “the deepest running back group in the league.” Pitoniak also gave an update from around the AFC East.

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Finally, Bills Safety Aaron Williams capped off the show. Williams arrived this afternoon for move-in day here on campus. He talked adamantly and confidently about his role on the team. Following the departure of safety Jairus Byrd, the coaching staff asked Williams to take on the leadership role in the defensive backfield.

 

“I accepted that role and I was ready for that role last year. Knowing my personality, I was sitting back and learning from Fred (Jackson) and Kyle Williams and (Jairus) Byrd. There’s different ways to lead this team and I’ve learned that from a lot of guys with different personalities. They’ve helped me out to understand what I can provide for next year.”

 

Williams also talked about how he is a big hitter and how the intensity of that moment following a big hit “is huge” and can increase momentum.

 

 

Click below to hear the entire John Murphy Show from Friday night.

 


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Safety not in plans right now for C. Graham

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 9:05 pm

Corey Graham was a notable free agent signing by the Bills this offseason. Back in the spring, it was mentioned that the veteran cornerback might get a look at safety, but GM Doug Whaley at the outset of training camp indicated that safety is not in the plans for Graham at this time.

In an appearance on the John Murphy Show, Whaley stated that cornerback is where Graham will be putting in his work.

“Corey brings us depth, so he helps us outside and nickel and I think in a pinch we would put him at safety, but I think we’re going to concentrate on him in the corner position right now,” Whaley said.


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Whaley: Henderson to start at LT w/Glenn out

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 9:01 pm

With Cordy Glenn on the Active/Non-Football Illness list the starting left tackle spot will be vacant for the team’s first training camp practice Sunday night at St. John Fisher. Bills GM Doug Whaley in an appearance on the John Murphy Show tonight confirmed that it will be rookie seventh round pick Seantrel Henderson manning the role.

“Seantrel Henderson we know his demons off the field and we feel he has control of those things. With Cordy being out going to be our starting left tackle right now,” said Whaley. “He’s a talented guy and we feel if he didn’t have those demons he would’ve probably gone in the first round. So we’re excited to see him translate that (talent) to the field.”

Henderson certainly possesses some of the best athleticism of the young offensive linemen on the roster. Here’s a previous blog we did on Henderson during minicamp in June when he originally stepped in for Cordy Glenn with the starters and didn’t do too bad. Note the quote from RB Anthony Dixon.


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Whaley: roster will be back up to 90

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 5:38 pm

After the release of two players Friday in WR Cordell Roberson and CB Darius Robinson, the Bills have two vacant spots on their 90-man roster. Those are spots GM Doug Whaley intends to fill sooner rather than later.

When asked why the cuts were made, Whaley said just to upgrade the roster. His intention is to have those roster spots filled as early as Saturday.

“We’ll go up to 90 and we’re in the process of looking at two guys now and we have to get some physicals and stuff like that and we may have an announcement tomorrow,” said Whaley. “Younger guys.”


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