Buffalo Bills Training Camp Notes: Day 2
The Buffalo Bills held their second day of training camp yesterday at St. John Fisher University, and it was a packed house. The Bills haven’t spent the summer in Rochester since 2019 and, since then, a lot of things have changed. Many have Buffalo pegged as Super Bowl contenders and they have a top quarterback in the league. So, what happened on day two?
1.) Injury Updates
Roger Saffold and Jamison Crowder joined Tre White working off to the side yesterday. In Crowder’s absence, Isaiah McKenzie took most of the snaps with the first team, with Khalil Shakir sprinkled in there as well. White was working on another field, away from the rest of the team. Fans and reporters saw him running with a parachute and jumping on his injured knee.
2.) RB Update
James Cook and Zack Moss took most of the first team reps, with Devin Singletary working with the second team. We saw Cook shift out wide frequently. We even saw rookie UDFA Raheem Blackshear take some reps with the second unit, splitting carries with Singletary.
There was also a time in practice where we saw Moss and Cook on the field together in the same formation. That may be something to watch for as the season rolls around.
3.) Secondary Update
It was a good day for the Bills quarterbacks yesterday, much better than Sunday. But the secondary played much better as well. We saw INTs from Dane Jackson against Josh Allen, Nick McCloud against Matt Barkley, and a Jordan Poyer pick-six while working with the 1s. We also saw a couple of passes defended by Cam Lewis working with the second unit and by Taron Johnson while guarding Isaiah McKenzie.
4.) Starting OL
The Bills shuffled their first team OL yesterday, with David Quessenberry at LG and Spencer Brown and Tommy Doyle platooning at RT. Doyle splitting reps with Brown is interesting, considering how improved the offensive line looked as a whole with Brown in. Quessenberry looks to be the Bills’ third guard behind Saffold and Ryan Bates.
5.) Gabe Davis Update
Gabe Davis had a good day (mostly working against Kaiir Elam), catching everything that was thrown his way.
6.) Kick Returner Battle
The Buffalo Bills split kickoffs between three players: Blackshear, Cook, and Marquez Stevenson.
7.) Two TE Sets
We got to see our first look at the Bills’ new two tight end formation for a short time, lining up Dawson Knox out wide and OJ Howard inside close to the offensive line.
8.) Who looked better in shorts?
We all know Josh Allen looks good in shorts. However, so far in training camp, it appears Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs could give him a run for his money. Allen may still look the best, but it’s a closer call than in years past.
Something Cool to See
Allen, Diggs, and Von Miller got a roaring ovation from Buffalo Bills fans as they ran out onto the field for practice.
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