Game time: Here are top five Bills player's rankings for Madden NFL 12 which will be released in stores Aug. 30. These rankings were obviously done prior to the lockout and start of free agency. The highest ranking on Madden is a 99:
1. Kyle Williams: 93
2. Brian Moorman: 89
3. Paul Posluszny: 87
4. Stevie Johnson: 86
5. Donte Whitner: 85
Sideline views: The Bills practiced in full pads for the first time in training camp. ... WR David Nelson, who returned to practice after experiencing breathing issues, made the play of the day when he bobbled a pass between two defenders before hauling it in. ... CB Terrence McGee blew up a play on a corner blitz in 11-on-11 drills. ... QB Levi Brown had a nice TD strike to TE Mike Caussin.
Injury Report: Linebacker Shawne Merriman sat out practice again on Saturday with what coach Chan Gailey said was soreness in his leg but not related to his recent knee and Achilles problems. Also sitting out practice were Donald Jones, Shawn Nelson and Justin Rogers. Corner Aaron Williams left practice with an injury and didn't return.
Directions: From Buffalo take the Thruway to Exit 47. Take Route 490 East for 25 miles to Exit 25 (Fairport Road -- 31F). Turn right or left and follow signs to fan parking. Shuttle buses take fans from the nearby lots to the practice fields. The lots are at Sutherland High School (55 Sutherland St.) and Mendon High School (472 Mendon Road), both near St. John Fisher.
Schedule: Practices today and Monday are 3:20 to 5:30 p.m. The team is off Tuesday. A free ticket is required for admission to Wednesday's night session. They are available at Rochester Verizon Wireless locations.
Quote of the Day: "Playing quarterback again is a lot like getting back together with the girlfriend that dumped you." -- Bills QB/WR/KR Brad Smith