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9-7, 2nd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday he doesn't anticipate changing the division of quarterback reps into the start of training camp. That means AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman will likely continue sharing first-team reps, with Josh Allen mixing in with that group but otherwise leading the third-team offense.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday, the final day of minicamp, that he has "no reason not to believe" wide receiver Zay Jones will be ready for training camp after missing the offseason practice because of knee surgery.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Nathan Peterman led the Bills' second-team offense in the two-minute drill downfield but had a last-second pass to the end zone broken up, rookie Josh Allen led the third-team offense. Allen moved the chains with a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-2 but the drive later stalled. Undrafted rookie kicker Tyler Davis then converted a 64-yard, wind-assisted field goal to end practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Nathan Peterman led the Bills' first-team offense Tuesday, it was back to AJ McCarron on Wednesday. McCarron led the first-team offense in the two-minute drill, throwing a 33-yard touchdown to wide receiver Rod Streater.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Allen continued to see brief time with the Bills' first-team offense in minicamp Wednesday, taking six red-zone snaps with the top group. He went 1-of-4 in that segment, throwing a touchdown to Jeremy Kerley before overthrowing an open Kerley in the end zone. He also had a well-thrown pass to Charles Clay in the end zone broken up by safety Micah Hyde.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills announced Wednesday they will begin training camp July 26 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York. Camp will run through August 15 before the team departs for its second preseason game in Cleveland. There will be a night practice on Friday, August 3 at New Era Field.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy said Tuesday of rookie QB Josh Allen, "He's smart. He has to learn, of course. He throws some passes that probably shouldn't have been thrown. Other than that, he has a strong arm. He's very intelligent. He's too smart. I tell him sometimes, 'Hey, easy. This is not like an exam. Just talk to me. You can say, 'Yo.' You can say, 'What's up?' But from a talent level, he's going to be really good for a lot of years. I want to be a part of that, when he takes over eventually. We took him early in the draft, so that's just common sense. He's special, that's for sure."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Other than the four snaps Josh Allen took with the first team, Nathan Peterman took the other 18 snaps with the Bills' top unit in 11-on-11 work during Tuesday's minicamp practice. Peterman, who also looked sharp with the first team last Thursday at OTAs, went 10-of-13 passing and ended the practice with a well-executed touchdown to undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Cam Phillips.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Allen received four snaps with the first team in 11-on-11 work during Tuesday's minicamp practice, the first time the No. 7 overall pick has practiced with Buffalo's top unit. He completed 3 of 4 passes in that segment before taking two snaps in 9-on-9 (no defensive tackles rushing). After a completion to start, his second pass was tipped by safety Micah Hyde and intercepted by rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. After practice, Allen approached Hyde about the play and the veteran safety told the rookie he read his eyes.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that rookie first-round quarterback Josh Allen will begin to “periodically” receive reps with the first-team offense “from time to time, moving forward," starting this week during minicamp. Allen will still work with the third-team offense “by and large,” according to McDermott.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Tenny Palepoi (illness), WR Zay Jones (knee surgery), TE Logan Thomas (knee surgery), WR Malachi Dupre (hamstring) and LB Matt Milano (hamstring) will not practice Tuesday at the start of minicamp. DE Trent Murphy (ACL recovery) will be limited.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

After Nathan Peterman led the Bills' first team offense to a field goal in a 2-minute, field goal to win drill in Thursday's OTA, Josh Allen led the third-team. Allen hit TE Jason Croom on a rollout to his left for a first down and later hit WR Rod Streater over the middle for a first down, setting up a successful 43-yard Stephen Hauschka field goal. QB AJ McCarron took two untimed snaps with the second team in between Peterman and Allen's two-minute drills.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Peterman just led the Bills' first-team offense in Thursday's OTA in a two-minute, field goal to win situation. Peterman hit TE Nick O'Leary and twice hit WR Jeremy Kerley for first downs before Stephen Hauschka converted the 37-yard field goal.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills LB Matt Milano (undisclosed) and WR Malachi Dupre (hamstring) are notable absences from Thursday's voluntary OTA practice. WR Kaelin Clay (undisclosed), DT Tenny Palepoi (undisclosed), WR Zay Jones (knee) and TE Logan Thomas (knee) also not here.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott did not commit Thursday to giving rookie Josh Allen first- or second-team reps in practice before the end of minicamp next week. McDermott said the reps at quarterback remain a "fluid" situation but Allen has been taking third team reps behind AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman, who have been rotating with the first team.

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Incognito back home, hopes to return to NFL

Richie Incognito has returned home to Arizona after spending three days in a mental hospital following an alleged outburst at a South Florida gym and is training with the hopes of returning to the NFL.

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Kelly to get Jimmy V Award for cancer fight

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Monday if he is officially retired after being released by the Bills last month, Eric Wood said, "I guess I am now. We signed the dotted line the other day."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills center Eric Wood said Monday of his former teammate Richie Incognito, "He's going through a tough time right now. I think that's pretty obvious. We're praying for him. I know he'll come out of this a good man."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards176.631st
Rushing Yards126.16th
Points For18.922nd
Points Against22.418th