Glenn returns, Watkins sits at Monday's Bills practice
by Joe Buscaglia,posted Aug 18 2014 8:54PM
After their extended stay in the state of Pennsylvania, the Buffalo Bills took back to the field at St. John Fisher College on Monday night for the start of their final week of training camp. It was a bittersweet day for the Bills, too. While they got one of their best young players to take a step forward in his return, their first-round pick had to sit out due to injury.
On Monday, the Bills had left tackle Cordy Glenn taking part in team drills for the first time since being activated off of the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list. Glenn was just bumped up to the active roster following the completion of the team's game against the Carolina Panthers. He got the clearance from the medical staff to participate in 11-on-11s and Glenn did exactly that.
He didn't take all of the first-team reps at left tackle as the team is still trying to work him in slowly. Glenn was out there for the first snap of every team drill, showing a significant step forward. Head coach Doug Marrone said before practice that they would see how the left tackle reacts to the increased workload before coming to a decision on his playing status Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The Bills also had the return of some other previously injured players. Left guard Chris Williams (back), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hip), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), tight end Tony Moeaki (hamstring), kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) and linebacker Ty Powell (medical) all were back on the practice field.
On the negative side of things, wide receiver Sammy Watkins could not practice on Monday after he suffered an injury to his ribs during the team's game in Pittsburgh over the weekend. The Bills did not comment on both the severity and timetable that Watkins might be facing. All the wide receiver was able to do during the session was ride the bike and do light exercises with the training staff.
In addition to Watkins, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus did not participate in team drills during the practice. He was, however, dressed in full pads and took part in positional drills. Safety Jonathan Meeks and cornerback Bobby Felder were the only others on the roster that did not practice in any capacity due to an injury.
The Bills have only three more days of training camp before they get back to Orchard Park for the remainder of 2014. Tuesday's practice is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and is open to the general public.