McCarron gets first shot with first team offense again

There is a trend happening with the quarterback rotation

Sal Capaccio
August 05, 2018 - 9:03 pm

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PITTSFORD (NY) - There’s a trend developing in the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback situation.

Once again, it was A.J. McCarron taking the lead role with first-team reps. That’s the third out of four practices McCarron has been the first quarterback in, ahead of Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen.

Peterman was the second quarterback in Sunday afternoon on Military Appreciation Day at St. John Fisher College. Then it was the rookie Allen’s turn after that. But, as usual, all three quarterbacks wound up taking snaps with the starting offense at some point throughout the practice.

The team’s first preseason game is Thursday night at home against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Sean McDermott has yet to name a starter or announce what the rotation will be for that contest. Based on the last several practices, it won’t be surprising if McCarron gets first crack in the first exhibition game.


Not Practicing:

Defensive end Trent Murphy and wide receivers Kaelin Clay and Cam Phillips all missed the session. Murphy has been sidelined with a groin injury, but there was no specific injury given for Clay or Phillips, both of whom left Friday night’s practice early.


Zay is back:

Second-year wide receiver Zay Jones returned to the field for the first time since last season. Jones missed all of OTAs and minicamp after an offseason that included surgery and a bizarre incident in a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex. He had been working off to the side every day with trainers while on the Non-Football Injury List, but finally saw the field Sunday. He wore a red non-contact jersey, but participated in full. 


Banged up:

Undrafted free agent wide receiver Robert Foster had to be helped off the field by trainers, then sat down on the sideline and had his right leg looked at. No update was given on his status.


Next up:

The Bills will practice here once again Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. The session is closed to the public.
 

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