PITTSFORD — The pads went on, and perhaps not surprisingly, the injuries went up Saturday for the Buffalo Bills.
The third practice of training camp at St. John Fisher was the first in pads for the team.
“This has all been touch football up this point in time, right? Today, the truth serum is on the table because the pads come on,” coach Sean McDermott said.
Here’s what we learned:
1. Marcell Dareus missed practice with a hamstring injury. The defensive tackle “tweaked” his hamstring late in Friday’s practice, McDermott said, and was not on the field Saturday. Dareus worked out with trainers on the sideline, joined by safety Colt Anderson, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform list with a foot injury.
“Any time players miss time, you get concerned, whether it’s Marcell or anyone else,” McDermott said. “I’m going to stay positive with it. He’s done a great job of being in shape at this point in camp. Really handled things well. So we’ll see how this unfolds.”
Dareus missed four games last season with hamstring or groin injuries. The coach added that he was happy with the condition Dareus was in when he reported to camp, saying “it’s been very positive. He’s done a great job. Credit to him.”
2. Cornerback Ronald Darby and wide receiver Brandon Tate left practice. Darby suffered a left ankle injury and is day to day, while Tate is being classified the same way by the team after suffering a calf injury. The situation might be a little more serious regarding defensive end Ian Seau, who has a foot injury that is being evaluated, a team…
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