Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills tackle Cordy Glenn (77) during a game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Continue to Shuffle Offensive Line

Day 30 of Buffalo Bills training camp saw the offensive line shift around quite a bit. The Bills welcomed the return of starting left tackle Cordy Glenn and guard Chris Williams.

Today was Glenn’s first practice since being activated from the reserve/non-football illness list. After receiving medical clearance from team doctors, Glenn immediately jumped into the 11-on-11 team drills and took reps with the first team. Although Glenn did not take all the first team reps at left tackle, he did look good in his return.

According to WGR’s Joe Buscaglia, Glenn looked outstanding in one-on-one drills last night.

Three for three is not the largest sample size in the world, but when it’s your first practice of the year and you are the team’s starting left tackle, it’s worth mentioning. Glenn should slowly see his workload increase in the coming weeks, as everybody expects head coach Doug Marrone to take things slow with his all-pro left tackle.

While the return of Cordy Glenn is great news for the Buffalo Bills, it did spark a flurry of changes across the offensive line at practice.

Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Kraig Urbik (60) blocks at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie Seantrel Henderson lined up at right tackle with the first team, Erik Pears lined up at right guard, and last year’s starting guard Kraig Urbik was bumped down to the second team.

The return of Glenn brought an expected change to the offensive line, but the change of four positions across the starting offensive line was an unexpected one to say the least. If tonight’s practice was any indication though, Kraig Urbik, Dan Legursky and Chris Williams will all battle for playing time in the trenches going forward.

With the 53-man roster cut drawing near, it will be interesting to see who the Bills keep along the offensive line. Urbik’s experience and versatility should help him secure a roster spot over Legursky, but by the looks of it, the Bills’ offensive line is still a wide open position battle.

Sammy Watkins Update:

After suffering a rib injury during this past weekend’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, rookie sensation Sammy Watkins was unable to practice on Monday. The Bills staff remains quiet on what exactly Watkins’ injury is, but for now it is being called a “rib injury” – according to various reports like the one from ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak.

Details about Watkins’ injury will more than likely remain vague going forward.

In the meantime, we’ll take Watkins riding the stationary bike at practice as a good sign, at least until more information is released.

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