Bills mini-camp practice recap; Glenn gets a ton of reps
by Joe Buscaglia,posted Jun 19 2012 6:56PM
During Tuesday's practice, there were some very good performances, and ones that weren't the best for some of the participants on the field.
Second-round pick and left tackle Cordy Glenn took most, if not all, of the reps at left tackle for both the first and second team offenses. Chris Hairston continued his work on the right side with the first time while Erik Pears rehabs from minor off-season surgery.
Newly signed defensive end Mark Anderson had a solid afternoon. His unique style of getting to the quarterback caused some early throws by the quarterbacks he was up against. The thing that stands out most is his quickness off the line of scrimmage. He can certainly get a good jump on the quarterback if he guesses right, which he did a few times on Tuesday.
Tight end Scott Chandler had a great day receiving for the Bills. His most impressive catch came along the sidelines where an under thrown ball should have been an incomplete pass, but the 6-foot-6 Chandler reached over the top of linebacker Kirk Morrison and plucked it out of the air.
Buffalo-native and wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt had perhaps the prettiest catch of the day. A perfectly delivered ball thrown to his back shoulder along the sideline was brought in with grace as he toe-tapped in bounds to secure the catch.
Tyler Thigpen threw that pass, and that was about the only pass that he didn't struggle with. Thigpen was all over the place a large portion of the practice, missing receivers high and wide. He's going to have to improve quickly to not lose too much ground to his training camp opponent Vince Young.
Aaron Williams returned to practice after having the last few days off from OTA's last week. He had a slight knee irritation according to Chan Gailey, but was able to take part in full as the starting cornerback opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Williams broke up the most spirited rep of the afternoon. In the 7-on-7 drill, it was third down with the first team offense in looking for a conversion in the red zone. A pass to Chandler looked to be caught at first, but was broken up by Williams who was in a zone look for the defense. Following the break-up, the defense ran on the field and celebrated for the stop. That was really the first time since off-season workouts started that it felt like training camp was on the horizon.
Only seven players did not take part in the team portion of practice. Terrence McGee, Eric Wood, Kellen Heard, Erik Pears, Mike Caussin, Torell Troup and Lionel Dotson did not participate.
Practice resumes on Wednesday at 2:35 pm at One Bills Drive. Be sure to check back with WGR Sports Radio 550 and WGR550.com throughout for complete coverage of the Bills' mini-camp this week.