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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin exited the locker room after Wednesday's practice at St. John Fisher College with a large wrap, likely an ice pack, around his right knee. Benjamin, who has dealt with issues in both knees through his career, had practiced sparingly the past two days.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills QB Josh Allen responded Wednesday to critical comments made by Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey to GQ, saying, "That's the first I've heard of it. He's not on my team, he's not my teammate. It don't bother me."

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Ramsey on QBs: Allen 'trash,' Ryan 'overrated'

Jalen Ramsey didn't hold back when asked his opinions of the NFL's quarterbacks, telling GQ magazine that Josh Allen is "trash" and Matt Ryan is "overrated."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills continued their quarterback rotation to end training camp Wednesday as AJ McCarron led the first team, Josh Allen the second team and Nathan Peterman the third team. The practice saw a heavy amount of scout team work from both sides of the ball.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that DE Trent Murphy will continue to miss practice time with a "nagging" groin injury. Murphy signed a three-year, $22.5 million deal with Buffalo in the offseason but was limited until training camp because of his recovery from a torn ACL. Murphy has since twice missed time with a groin injury, "We're trying to figure it out," McDermott said. 2016 first-round pick Shaq Lawson has taken first-team reps in Murphy's place.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Corey Coleman did not play in the Bills' preseason opener after being acquired from the Browns, Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday he will play Friday in Cleveland. "We're getting to the point now where it's, ‘Hey, here's the playbook, you got to know it.' Right now we're still digesting. ... There will be some clarity around what his role is Friday night. Biggest thing is we want him to come out and play fast and play physical."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tuesday's episode of "Hard Knocks" showed former Browns receiver Corey Coleman confronting Hue Jackson in his office about playing time and then, with his voice cracking, asking to be traded. Bills coach Sean McDermott, asked Wednesday if he was aware of that exchange when the Bills traded a seventh-round pick in 2020 for Coleman, said, "Not just in this situation, we gather as much information as we can, and [GM] Brandon [Beane] and his staff do a really good job of that. In this case, I can't honestly — I don't tune into that, I'm focused on our team, quite honestly — but we're aware of a lot of things."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday of Tyrod Taylor, who will face his former team Friday in Cleveland, "I can just tell you that I have a ton of respect for Tyrod. We certainly shared some moments last year together and he was instrumental in us making the playoffs. I got a ton of respect for his family, how hard the young man works and the great intangibles that he holds and possesses. I wish him nothing but the best for us — certainly we've moved forward, and I know he has as well — and I wish him nothing but the best."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott declined to name a starting quarterback Wednesday for Friday's preseason game in Cleveland. Like the preseason opener, the Bills will likely wait until about an hour before kickoff to reveal their starter. McDermott said Wednesday all three quarterbacks have "had their moments" in camp, "good and bad."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills continued to rotate their quarterbacks Tuesday, having Nathan Peterman run the first-team offense, rookie Josh Allen lead the second team and AJ McCarron run the third team. That continued throughout the entire practice without Allen taking any first-team reps, which has happened at points during training camp.

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McCoy's ex sues RB over home invasion, attack

Delicia Cordon, the ex-girlfriend of LeSean McCoy, filed a personal injury lawsuit Friday against the Bills running back over the July 10 home invasion in which Cordon was beaten and robbed of jewelry.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Peterman led the Bills' third-team offense in a 1:35-minute drill Monday from his own 30-yard line, moving downfield to the defense's 15-yard line after a completion to Austin Proehl in which the rookie wideout stayed in bounds. That meant Peterman had to spike the ball on the ensuing first down with 15 seconds left, and then threw incomplete the next two plays. Consecutive offsides penalties on fourth and 10 gave Peterman a first and goal with five seconds left from the defense's 5-yard line, but he was intercepted by linebacker Julian Stanford at the goal line.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

AJ McCarron led the Bills' first-team offense in a 1:10-minute drill Monday, taking a sack on his first play to create a second-and-long situation. His second-down pass, to tight end Jason Croom, was broken up by cornerback Tre'Davious White. McCarron dumped off to running back LeSean McCoy on third and long but did not gain a first down to end the drill.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills' quarterback carousel continued to spin Monday as AJ McCarron took over first-team reps and rookie Josh Allen took over second-team reps, with Nathan Peterman spending the entire practice with the third team. That is a change from the first two weeks of training camp when McCarron and Peterman split first- and second- team reps, and a change from Sunday when Peterman led the first team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills are perhaps the NFL's healthiest team. Only two players — WR Brandon Reilly (rib) and DT Marquavius Lewis (ankle) — remained out of practice Monday, with no players on injured reserve, physically unable to perform or non-football injury. DT Star Lotulelei and DE Trent Murphy returned to practice this week, while WR Zay Jones shed his non-contact jersey Monday.

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Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said both AJ McCarron (lower right leg) and Nathan Peterman (right arm) will practice Monday after getting banged up in Sunday's practice.

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Bills' McCarron, Peterman banged up in practice

Bills quarterback AJ McCarron was seen limping after a play during an 11-on-11 drill ended in what would have been a sack, and fellow QB Nathan Peterman landed on his throwing arm during a live-action drill at the goal line to conclude Sunday's practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year Bills receiver Zay Jones continued to see his work with the first-team offense in 11-on-11 drills increase Sunday after he saw his first time in those drills Friday. Jones, who is still wearing a non-contact after offseason knee surgery, made the play of the day Sunday by catching a deep pass from Nathan Peterman over cornerbacks Tre'Davious White and Vontae Davis.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills shook up how they structured quarterback reps in Sunday's practice, giving Josh Allen one or two plays with both the first and second team offenses per period of 11-on-11. To this point in training camp, Allen had either run exclusively with the third-team offense or received an occasional period of his own work with the first team. The shuffling of reps also saw both Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron take occasional third-team reps Sunday as the Bills' quarterback race has never seemed more wide open.

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