Training Camp Notes: Bills’ Top Rookies Head to Trainer’s Room

It’s expected to be a slow and steady process for the Buffalo Bills in the early stages of training camp.  From new faces (Brad Smith, Tyler Thigpen, Nick Barnett) and new rookies, there’s going to be a condensed and likely crammed version of the new plays, schemes and terminology, so learning very quickly on the fly is going to be vital for everyone that’s new to the Bills. 

So far through the first couple of days of practice, however, Buffalo’s top three draft choices in this past April’s draft have experienced their training camps bumps and bruises, with all three leaving at different points in Sunday’s night practice session. First-round pick  Marcell Dareus experienced some cramping in his legs, while Aaron Williams suffered a blow to the back of his head after a receiver he was covering during went head over heels and kicked Williams in the back of the head. 

The worst of the three appears to be third-rounder Kelvin Sheppard.  The inside linebacker, in his first NFL practice with the team after signing his rookie contract, pulled a muscle in his leg.  While Bills head coach Chan Gailey expects both Dareus and Williams will be fine, Gailey gave no time table for when we might see Sheppard back in practice.

Chris Brown, Lead Journalist over at have an extensvie and great recap of the Bills Training Camp Day 2.

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