Bills set to hit the field at 3pm

Training Camp Day One - Pre Practice

July 29, 2010 Updated Jul 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM EDT

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Training Camp Day One - Pre Practice

July 29, 2010 Updated Jul 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM EDT

Pittsford (Jeff Russo/ I just picked up my 2010 Bills media guide, so it's official... training camp is here. Players are set to hit the field at 3pm for the first practice here at St. John Fisher College under Chan Gailey. I can't help but wonder what the tempo of practice is going to be like under Gailey. If mini-camps and OTA's were any indication players will likely face a more demanding work load then in years past. We'll see how it translates.

All eyes today will be under center when practice opens up where we should find out Gailey's "pecking order" at quarterback. Throughout the off-season Gailey used a rotation for first team reps with Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm each getting an opportunity to run with the ones depending on the day.

Expectations are that will change today. Gailey said at the end of organized team activities that he would talk to his quarterbacks when they returned for camp, and that he'd have a tentative depth chart in place for the first practice. If I was a betting man I'd say it's Edwards that gets first team reps today. We'll see.

As I write this Bills first round draft pick CJ Spiller has yet to sign a contract, so he will likely miss today's first practice, but there was some movement today that may help the process of getting a deal done.
The Oakland Raiders signed first round pick LB Rolando McClain to a five-year deal reportedly worth $40 million, with $23 million in guaranteed money. McClain was taking 8th over all, Spiller was taken 9th. Obviously they play on different sides of the ball etc, etc.. but you would think McClain's signing should only help set where Spiller's deal should fall.

One thing we learned from move in day (outside of the fact that I should have worn sunscreen) was that atleast a couple of players are going to start training camp with injuries.

Paul Posluszny revealed on Tuesday that he suffered a groin injury during OTA's. He had a procedure on the injury a couple of weeks ago, and is expected to be limited for the first two weeks of camp. Also missing at least the first couple of weeks will be safety Jon Corto who suffered a broken bone in his wrist during OTA's. He was wearing a soft cast/brace when he arrived on Wednesday and told us that he expects to miss at least two weeks.

***Update Corto and LB Nic Harris have been placed on the Bills Active/Physically unable to perform list.
Aaron Schobel on Reserve/Did not Report.

So what about Schobel?? When I spoke to him on Tuesday he said he hadn't made up his mind but was leaning more toward playing then he was a month ago. Schobel told me he expected to make up his mind in 10 days or so.. but he's definitely talking to his teammates about it.

Kyle Williams had us all laughing on Wednesday when he said this about Schobel. "“I’ve talked to Schobel quite a bit. I talked to him on the way up here. We hope he comes back, I think he wants to, I think he’ll miss parts of it. As everybody here knows, he’s quite an individual. We hope he comes back because he can help us out a lot. Being able to play in this defense could help him, not just our team. We hope he comes back. I know that he said he’s leaning toward it, but I’m sure he’ll take his time. He’ll send me texts all the time and I’ll talk to him a good bit. He’s going to make up his own mind. I’d like to have him back because as miserable as he is, it makes me feel"

We'll see how long it takes for Schobel to make up his mind.
Alright off to meetings here at Camp, then hitting the field for the first practice at 3pm. We'll have more on Eyewitness News at 5 and 6pm.. and more throughout the day here on

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