Though Watkins -- who is bouncing back from offseason foot surgery -- retains optimism that he will be able to practice during training camp, the wideout hints that such an outcome is not a lock, ESPN.com reports. "You never know," Watkins noted when asked if the Bills would allow him to practice early on in training camp. "Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."
Mills appears to be the frontrunner for the Bills' starting right tackle spot, The Buffalo News reports. "Right now, it's a case where Seantrel's sick and Mills has started at Chicago for me and started for us this year," offensive line coach Aaron Kromer said earlier this week. "He's doing a solid job. He understands what to do and how to do it."
Watkins expects to be ready for the start of training camp July 30, TSN.ca reports. “For training camp, I think I’ll definitely be available,” Watkins said. “I might sit out two or three days. It’s all about how I feel within those days. The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp.”
The Bills are going to limit McCoy (ankle) in training camp and may try to keep his preseason reps limited to one or two drives, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said this is "by design," adding, "[to] keep him fresh, going into his eighth year, [there is] a lot of miles on those legs. So we'll do the same thing without training camp with him."
Gilmore said Tuesday that he's got a clean bill of health following offseason shoulder surgery, The Buffalo News reports. "I feel good. I was out there practicing after practice, I feel great," said the veteran cornerback. "Catching balls and I've been training just like every year, so I feel good."
Coach Rex Ryan confirmed that Manuel is his clear-cut No. 2 quarterback entering the season, BuffaloBills.com reports. “Unlike last year we’re set with a pecking order,” Ryan said Wednesday. “Tyrod is the number one guy, EJ is two and Cardale is three. We know that going in."
Williams (knee) will not be participating in OTA practices this week and won't be on the field for mandatory minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports. "You know I think we're just going to kind of gradually build on every day through OTAs, even into training camp," said Williams. "The main goal circled is making sure we're ready to go in September. How much or how little of training camp? I don't know. I don't think that plan has been totally put together yet. But definitely gearing toward getting ready to play when it matters."