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By Joe Buscaglia
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Glenn returns, Watkins sits at Monday's Bills practice

After their extended stay in the state of Pennsylvania, the Buffalo Bills took back to the field at St. John Fisher College on Monday night for the start of their final week of training camp. It was a bittersweet day for the Bills, too. While they got one of their best young players to take a step forward in his return, their first-round pick had to sit out due to injury.

On Monday, the Bills had left tackle Cordy Glenn taking part in team drills for the first time since being activated off of the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list. Glenn was just bumped up to the active roster following the completion of the team's game against the Carolina Panthers. He got the clearance from the medical staff to participate in 11-on-11s and Glenn did exactly that.

He didn't take all of the first-team reps at left tackle as the team is still trying to work him in slowly. Glenn was out there for the first snap of every team drill, showing a significant step forward. Head coach Doug Marrone said before practice that they would see how the left tackle reacts to the increased workload before coming to a decision on his playing status Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The Bills also had the return of some other previously injured players. Left guard Chris Williams (back), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hip), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), tight end Tony Moeaki (hamstring), kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) and linebacker Ty Powell (medical) all were back on the practice field.

On the negative side of things, wide receiver Sammy Watkins could not practice on Monday after he suffered an injury to his ribs during the team's game in Pittsburgh over the weekend. The Bills did not comment on both the severity and timetable that Watkins might be facing. All the wide receiver was able to do during the session was ride the bike and do light exercises with the training staff.

In addition to Watkins, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus did not participate in team drills during the practice. He was, however, dressed in full pads and took part in positional drills. Safety Jonathan Meeks and cornerback Bobby Felder were the only others on the roster that did not practice in any capacity due to an injury.

The Bills have only three more days of training camp before they get back to Orchard Park for the remainder of 2014. Tuesday's practice is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and is open to the general public.

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**Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

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08/18/2014 9:25PM
Glenn returns, Watkins sits at Monday's Bills practice
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08/18/2014 9:45PM
Any trades yet to get a quarterback?
Enough said.
08/18/2014 11:57PM
And this is why you don't trade first-round picks to move up four or five spots
It's a depth league, not a stars-and-scrubs league.
08/19/2014 6:42AM
Most of our Bills fans
Are morons. This is preseason.
08/19/2014 7:18AM
Getting ready for Dareus being suspended
I think the big guy will get 4 games, and the Bills are smart to be ready, hopefully he will get it this time.....
08/19/2014 10:43AM
I had enough
Give me a text when this roster changes. Then I may get interested again. Right now, I can't watch anymore of this Joke. Cut everybody!
08/19/2014 12:09PM
Cannot say I'm ready at this point
A steak on the grill cookout following the Bills getting embarrassed at Chicago September 7th and hoping Schoop and the Bulldog are NOT the hosts doing the Bills post game show. A positive and two negatives in one day. How to prep for that is a mystery at this point. Boy, that is a tough one to figure. Envisioning three positives can be a possibility for a successful day, but I must remember, this isn't the 90's. The steak and a Bills win would be nice. That's two positives out of three. The radio just can be unplugged if Schoop and the Bulldog are in fact the post game hosts again. OK, I'm not ready. For now, the cookout looks to be the only positive so far. I'll just leave it at that.
08/19/2014 7:33PM
Let the cards fall.
When it all said and done the bills got to play football. We all might not like how ej dump offs or the shuffling of the o-line but it a good thing in the long run. Well i like ej but i can't blame a fan that want to see more from their qb position. We just hope that he has progress enough to lead the team. But one thing you have to give the fans credit for. Is they know that somebody just got to step up and lead us into the end zone. Going for three is just not going to cut it in this league. lets go ruff buff.
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