Rex Ryan: Bills' offense kicks into gear Thursday

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- After a sluggish start to training camp for the Buffalo Bills' quarterbacks and passing game as a whole, that unit kicked into a higher gear Thursday in what coach Rex Ryan called his team's best offensive practice of camp.

"I thought in particular our quarterbacks really had some good moments," Ryan said.

The practice featured the first two-minute drill of training camp, with EJ Manuel -- who had struggled in other practices this week -- connecting with undrafted rookie receiver Andre Davis for a touchdown.

"[Matt] Cassel had overcome a penalty in the first play, offensive pass interference, had a first-and-20 but actually overcame it," Ryan said of the two-minute drill. "Got us down, would've been a long field-goal attempt. Tyrod [Taylor] drove his unit down into a very, it would've been pretty much a chip-shot field goal. And then EJ closed it out with a long touchdown pass.

"So I thought all three of those quarterbacks did a nice job in the two minute and overall just we put in a lot more things."

Cassel also tossed a touchdown in a separate 11-on-11 period, with receiver Justin Brown streaking past cornerback Rod Sweeting over the middle.

The quarterbacks still had their moments. Manuel, facing pressure, underthrew tight end Charles Clay and was intercepted by safety Kenny Ladler in an 11-on-11 period. Cassel and Taylor also had lapses in accuracy at times during the practices, although those instances were far less numerous than in other sessions this week.