Long, Feliciano return to field on limited basis

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Pittsford, NY (WGR 550) - Some notes and observations from the second-to-last training camp practice for the Buffalo Bills at St. John Fisher College: 

  • Guards Jon Feliciano and Spencer Long were both limited, returning from injuries that held them out of earlier practices. However, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle (quad) and cornerback E.J. Gaines (groin) did not participate. 
    • ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Waddle will be lost for the season, but that has not been confirmed by the team. 
  • Center Mitch Morse remained in concussion protocol. Tight ends Jason Croom and Dawson Knox both remained out with hamstring injuries. 
  • Safety Micah Hyde (neck) was limited. 
  • Once again, Cody Ford was the starting right guard, with Ty Nsekhe starting at right tackle.


Here’s how the first two offensive line units looked:

LT - Dion DawkinsLG - Quinton SpainC - Russell BodineRG - Cody FordRT - Ty Nsekhe
LT - Conor McDermott LG - Vlad DucasseC - Ike BoettgerRG - Wyatt TellerRT - De’Ondre Wesley

  • For the second day in a row, rookie Ed Oliver was with the starters at defensive tackle. Oliver started next to Star Lotulelei, while Jordan Phillips and Harrison Phillips were with the second unit. 
  • There’s been no movement in the wide receiver depth chart, as far as the top-six, from what I’ve seen. It’s remained John Brown, Cole Beasley, Zay Jones, Robert Foster, Andre Roberts, and Ray-Ray McCloud, but there was some more sprinkling in of Duke Williams and David Sills with the second unit on Monday. Williams had a clear drop over the middle, but came back shortly after with a terrific contested catch in the end zone against cornerback Denzel Rice. Sills also had a touchdown catch in the back of the end zone, doing a nice job of walking the end line but keeping his feet inbounds.   
  • There was a lot of red zone work being done throughout the practice, which went a little longer than usual. The offense also worked on end-of-game situations, including a final play that required multiple backward laterals and throws. 
  • Sabres general manager Jason Botterill was at practice, and spent plenty of time chatting with owners Terry and Kim Pegula, as well as Bills general manager Brandon Beane:

Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is attending Bills practice. Here with owner Terry Pegula. pic.twitter.com/PXBcjWALsE

— Sal Capaccio -- (@SalSports) August 5, 2019

Up next:

The Bills will have another practice Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. It will be open to the general public, and is their final practice of 2019 at St. John Fisher College, wrapping up this portion of training camp. They’ll play their first preseason game Thursday night in Orchard Park against the Indianapolis Colts.


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