Pittsford (WKBW) Stevie Johnson needed assistance to walk off the field on Friday morning. The Bills top wide receiver pulled up lame during passing drills and quickly hobble to the ground in obvious pain. Johnson clutched his left hamstring and had to be helped off the field by team trainers. Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone said he will be evaluated by team doctors.
-Bills tight end Mike Caussin also had to leave practice on Friday. Caussin suffered a hip injury during the workout and did not finish.
-If you are looking for some good news on the injury front Bills DT Kyle Williams worked through reps of teamwork for the first time on Friday. Williams is on the come back trail from Achilles surgery. His work on Friday was considered another step in the right direction.
-Bills HC Doug Marrone said that DE Mario Williams is "getting closer" to a return to practice. Williams participated in the teams walk through portion of practice on Friday morning but then left with a trainer for treatment. Williams has yet to fully practice this summer as he continues to be hindered by soreness in his foot.
-Bills RB Fred Jackson says he's back healthy and ready to go. Jackson says he's also bulked up. Revealing on Friday that he currently weighs around 225 pounds. That's up 7-8 pounds from his 216 listing on the official roster.
-Friday was a competitive day in the QB battle. Both Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel made some plays. Both found the end zone in red zone work. Kolb hit TJ Graham for a TD. Manuel found Robert Woods.
-Manuel connected with fellow rookie Marquise Goodwin with the play of the day. Manuel hit Goodwin on a deep pass during the two-minute drill. The would be touchdown was the final play of practice and was celebrated heavily by the offense. Even new offensive coordinator Nate Hackett got into the mix jumping up and shoulder bumping Manuel in the air.