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With training camp set to begin tonight, the Buffalo Bills added Antoine Caldwell, a guard, and Tony Hills, a tackle/guard, to shore up their offensive line depth.
Antoine Caldwell, who played at Alabama, was drafted by the Texans in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft. Caldwell was exclusively a right guard for the Texans, and served mostly in a reserve roll, although did have 19 starts over his 4 year career (6 in 2012). Caldwell’s best year, according to Pro Football Focus, was 2010, where he earned a 4.5 grade overall.
Tony Hills is a tackle drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round of the 2008 draft. Hills had 21 snaps for the Colts last year, but hasn’t seen the field much in his career. It’s somewhat surprising to see a 28 year old veteran tackle with minimal experience get a chance with another team. However, Whaley was still on the Steelers staff when they drafted Hills, so it’s likely that Whaley scouted him, which is why the Bills were willing to give him a shot.
Since both linemen are veterans, both figure to have a shot to make the final roster. Caldwell will have a particularly good look, with the Bills limited depth at the guard position. Antoine Caldwell becomes one of the more experienced players, and gives the coaching staff an option to limit inexperience heading into the regular season.
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We won’t be recapping every 2013 Buffalo Bills training camp practice, but since tonight was the first one, let’s look at some notes. Despite what the trolls say, it’s perfectly fine to enjoy the start of the NFL. Away we go:
-Mario Williams missed practice with a sore foot.
-The team jumped quickly into a fly route drill. EJ Manuel reportedly throw some nice deep balls, and...
The Buffalo Bills have released tight end Mickey Shuler a day before the team opens training camp.
The Bills announced the move Saturday morning, as players were scheduled to take physicals at camp in suburban Rochester. The first practice is set for Sunday evening.
Buffalo claimed Shuler off waivers in May, after he was released by the Oakland Raiders.
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Mario Williams was held out of the Buffalo Bills' first training camp practice Sunday night after complaining of a sore foot.
Coach Doug Marrone provided few details regarding the nature of the injury. He wouldn't say which foot Williams had hurt or how and when it happened.
''Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot,'' Marrone...
The first night of training camp is in the books! Unfortunately, I could not be in attendance for the practice, but the Bills’ Twitter feed and website did a great job of keeping fans posted on practice. Here are some news and notes on Buffalo’s first training camp practice.
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Mario Williams did not take part in Sunday night’s practice due to a sore foot. Buffalo...
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The Buffalo Bills held defensive end Mario Williams out of
yesterday’s practice session due to a sore foot, according to The Associated Press.
Prior to last night’s session, Williams told the Bills that
he was dealing with a sore foot. Following practice, coach Doug Marrone told
reporters of the incident, but didn’t mention the severity of the injury or how
it was sustained...
C.J. Spiller carried 207 times for 1,244 yards for the Bills last season, but new coaches in Buffalo think Spiller can do so much more.
Rookie Bills head coach Doug Marrone plans to emphasize the running game, and specifically Spiller. Marrone told the Bills official website that Spiller could rush for 2,000 yards.
“My philosophy has always been that if someone starts off...
The Bills opened training camp in Pittsford on Sunday evening (Buffalo Bills)
Bills fans have not had it easy in the 21st century.
Zero playoff appearances, eight consecutive losing seasons, and a 13-year playoff drought have plagued the franchise’s reputation and have crippled Bills fans outlook on the team.
Yet despite all the negativity surrounding the organization, one thing...
This season is believed to be all about rebuilding a franchise in Buffalo, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t be focused on winning games in 2013. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The Bills want to win games as they rebuild their roster, and winning in the NFL starts with the quarterback.
To that end, the Bills aren’t concerned with which of their quarterbacks is younger...
Bills defensive end Mario Williams hasn’t practiced since training camp opened. He’s currently being held out because of a foot injury.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Williams left the Bills training camp site to get his foot checked out even further.
“He’s going to be evaluated by our doctors, so he’s off campus being evaluated,” said Bills head coach...
BY DAN BEGNOCHEAccording to multiple reports from the second day of Bills training camp, rookie E.J. Manuel may have gained some ground on veteran Kevin Kolb in the team's quarterback competition.One person you can be sure who noticed is coach Doug Marrone.While the new coach has been spending much of his time with the offensive line thus far, his focus won't be fully diverted...
BY NICK ST. DENISMario Williams didn't participate in team drills Sunday evening during the Buffalo Bills' first training camp practice. Coach Doug Marrone later revealed why."Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot," Marrone told reporters after practice, according to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. "So what we wanted to do was...