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Bills practice report: McKelvin easing his way back

There was an encouraging sight at Buffalo Bills' practice Tuesday. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who missed all of training camp due to ankle injury, had been watching practice from a golf cart and then a scooter.

On Monday, he continued watching on in a scooter. On Tuesday, McKelvin didn't have a cast on, was walking around and then worked out at a bike during practice. At one point, a strength and conditioning coach walked by and said, "Hey! Alright!"

Coach Rex Ryan has previously said that he doesn't envision the team putting McKelvin on the P.U.P. list. We'll get an update on him from Ryan after practice today. The Bills could certainly use a healthy McKelvin, given the shoulder injury to Stephon Gilmore and rookie struggles of Ronald Darby.

Elsewhere, there should be chemistry concerns in Buffalo. Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor hasn't had a chance to work much with receivers Sammy Watkins (glute), Robert Woods (hip) and Percy Harvin (hip). These final two weeks, Taylor will need to throw to all three as much as possible.

On Tuesday, the trio continued to work their way back. All three had their helmets on and caught passes from the quarterbacks during the portion of practice open to reporters. They also headed inside the fieldhouse to catch balls at the JUGS machine. It doesn't look like they are 100 percent yet, but apparently all three are close.

Tight end Charles Clay did not practice, catching passes on the sideline.

Tackle Tyson Chandler, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (ribs) and linebacker Tony Steward (MCL) were all not in attendance.

Running backs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (undisclosed), Gilmore (shoulder), receivers Chris Hogan (knee) an Deonte Thompson (foot), defensive end Mario Williams (calf) and safety Aaron Williams (Achilles) were all at the practice field rehabbing their injuries.

Tuesday marked the first time the rookie back Williams has been back on the practice field since being hospitalized with what Ryan described as a "sensitive" issue, motioning to midsection. Prior to the injury, Williams was pushing for the No. 2 job behind McCoy.

 

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