Orchard Park, NY (WGR550) - The Bills were back on the field Sunday after a day off on Saturday, but with some big names missing. Most noticeably, quarterback Josh Allen, along with defensive tackles Harrison Phillips, Quinton Jefferson, and Vernon Butler.
Practice was originally scheduled to begin at 10 AM, but was pushed back one hour. Right around that same time, the league released a statement indicating some irregularities in COVID-19 testing results coming from one lab in New Jersey.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane was then made available to the media and explained that the Bills were one of the teams impacted and that were would be several players missing from practice, but was unable to be specific. Once practice began at 11 AM, Allen and the three defensive tackles were noticeably absent. From there, it was a normal practice. Players wore helmets and shoulder pads, but with shorts or sweatpants.
Rookie Tyler Bass was the only kicker who kicked field goals during the session. He was 4-for-6 overall, making from 34, 38, 42, and 45, but missing both attempts from 54 yards out. They were both wide right.
The team will be back on the field Monday.