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2017 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC East
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Bills' Washington: Learned from gun incident

Adolphus Washington, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of improperly carrying a concealed weapon after an incident outside a water park, says he has learned from his mistake and is relieved to still be on the Bills' roster.

11hMike Rodak

Bills' Watkins says foot healthy; on 'rep count'

Bills receiver Sammy Watkins, who has undergone two surgeries on his left foot, says he is healthy and ready to be back on the field with his team. "I don't want to hear no more about the foot," he said.

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Watkins doesn't want to hear about foot injury (0:17)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard at Bills camp Thursday: there wasn't the same buzz in the air at St. John Fisher College for the start of training camp as there had been under the much-hyped tenure of Rex Ryan, but one person in the crowd welcomed first-year coach Sean McDermott as he took the field by shouting, "In Sean we trust!" McDermott is the seventh head coach to attempt to break Buffalo's playoff drought, which dates to 2000. Fans are antsy.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie report from Bills training camp Thursday: 2017 fifth-round pick QB Nathan Peterman received all of the third-team reps after Buffalo traded Cardale Jones on Wednesday. Peterman had an up-and-down day that was highlighted by a deep completion down the sideline to Rod Streater during 7-on-7 work. Peterman and his third-team cohorts were sluggish at other times, including a botched snap and multiple times when coaches had to call the offense back into the huddle to fix alignments. Peterman was also intercepted on a tipped pass.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play at Bills training camp Thursday: it wasn't the flashiest play of the day, but Tyrod Taylor finding Sammy Watkins on a routine 10-yard curl pattern was notable because Watkins has returned to near-full health after offseason foot surgery. Watkins caught a contested ball with CB Ronald Darby in tight coverage in the first of two completions from Taylor to his top receiver Thursday in 11-on-11 work.

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Buffalo fans pack stands for McCoy's autograph (0:26)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking for the first time Thursday since the Bills declined his fifth-year option for 2018, WR Sammy Watkins said Thursday that he must earn his next contract, adding, "I just got to stay healthy and go in there and play." He says he loves Buffalo and his goal is to remain with the Bills, although he is now scheduled for unrestricted free agency next spring. The 2014 fourth overall pick also said, "I have nothing to prove. I know what I'm capable of doing."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Sammy Watkins says his "rep count" in training camp is about him getting in shape, not his surgically-repaired foot. "I don't want to hear no more about the foot," Watkins said. "The foot is fine."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After leaving Thursday's practice with trainers, Bills OT Seantrel Henderson has returned and is lining up at left tackle with he first team in place of Cordy Glenn.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL's transaction wire for Thursday says the Bills acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in 2019 from the Chargers for quarterback Cardale Jones.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

First apparent injury situation of Bills training camp: offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson heads to locker room with members of training staff. Unclear what happened.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills' opening first-team offense to start training camp Thursday includes Sammy Watkins and Andre Holmes at wide receiver. Zay Jones and Philly Brown were the next group up.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

New addition to Bills practice this year: a DJ.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills are very healthy. Every player on active roster practicing Thursday at start of training camp. Only safety Colt Anderson, who is on the active/PUP with a foot sprain, is not practicing.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott explains that WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will be on a "rep count" during training camp.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane said Thursday it is "gold" to have two first-round picks in 2018 and Bills can use them in a lot of different ways. The Bills acquired the Chiefs' first-round pick next year after trading down in April's draft.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane said he was surprised and it was "tough to see" firing of Panthers GM Dave Gettleman earlier this month. Beane, formerly the Panthers' assistant GM, said he did not worry about prospect that he could have had Carolina GM job and he was more concerned with "consoling" those he knew in Carolina. Beane added it was a reminder that "you're the GM, you're not the owner."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane said Thursday that WR Anquan Boldin is considering his options after making a free-agent visit Monday. Bills coach Sean McDermott said earlier Thursday that both sides are going through process of deciding whether they are a good fit. Both Beane and McDermott called it a good visit.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Brandon Beane said Thursday that Buffalo would have been doing Cardale Jones a disservice if he remained on Bills' roster. Jones was traded Wednesday to the Chargers. Beane noted that it is difficult to give four quarterbacks reps with modern, one-a-day training camp rules. Beane added Bills will stick with three quarterbacks for foreseeable future.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday he was "disappointed" in arrest of DL Adolphus Washington on July 9 and is "thankful no one was hurt." McDermott and GM Brandon Beane met with Washington, who pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor concealed firearm charge Monday in Cincinnati.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday that Buffalo's training staff has put together a "rep count" for WR Sammy Watkins (foot) that will fluctuate up and down during training camp.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Sammy Watkins' reps will be "managed" at the start of training camp, coach Sean McDermott said Thursday. McDermott said he is pleased with how Watkins has worked to recover from offseason foot surgery. Starting LT Cordy Glenn (ankle) will also be limited at the start of camp, McDermott said.

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18hBill Barnwell

Ranking weapons: Bills look awfully thin

Buffalo's top talents -- LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins -- carry significant injury concerns, and the rest of the depth chart isn't pretty.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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