PITTSFORD — Football on a Sunday just feels right, even if it is still of the no-tackling variety.
The Buffalo Bills hit the practice field bright and early Sunday for their fourth practice of training camp at St. John Fisher College.
Here’s what we learned:
1. Charles Clay gets a breather. The Bills elected to give the veteran tight end a day off Sunday. Clay had been a full participant during the first three practices of training camp. During the spring, coach Sean McDermott admitted that the team is concerned about the condition of Clay’s knee, which has been an issue for years.
“We are concerned with Charles’ knee situation,” the coach said at the time. “It’s something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He’s a weapon for us. … So if managing his reps, if that’s what we have to do, then we’ll continue to do that.”
2. Logan Thomas gets a shot. With Clay out, Nick O’Leary took over as the No. 1 tight end and looked good, making a nice sliding catch during 7-on-7 work. The Bills also gave Thomas a shot with the starters during full-team work. Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor connected with Thomas on a nice pass that went … wait for it … over the middle. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Thomas certainly looks the part. In the race for No. 3 tight end, he might be pulling ahead.
3. Marcell Dareus is still out. The defensive tackle missed his second straight practice after suffering a hamstring injury Friday. The team said he remains day to day. Wide receiver Brandon Tate also sat out and is day to day with a calf injury suffered Saturday….
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