PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — Wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive linemen Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus returned to practice at Bills training camp, making their debuts after serving a week’s time on the PUP list.
In Watkins’ case, Rex Ryan came away with a good first impression.
“I was impressed,” Ryan said after practice. “I mean, he looks like he’s in good shape. Sometimes that’s the first thing you worry about is the guy’s shape, you know, the kind of shape he’s in. Because he really hadn’t been doing much football-specific.”
Unlike Dareus, Williams has been working his way back from a knee injury that cut his 2015 campaign short. He said this past offseason has been the toughest of his career, but he has approached it head-on.
“I’m going to work as hard as I can today and then I’m going to get up tomorrow and I’m going to do it again,” Williams said. “And, you know, I think that’s where character, and toughness and hard work all kid of shows up and I really want to be that, I don’t just want to talk about it.”
The Bills needed all the good news they could get, especially on a day that saw starting left tackle Cordy Glenn sidelined in a boot with an ankle injury (NFL Network reports he could miss the whole preseason) and starting left guard Richie Incognito leave practice with a rib injury.
Despite reports that Bills rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland partially tore an ACL in his left knee, the Bills continue to maintain there is nothing official yet and that the swelling in the knee must go down before they can truly assess the damage.