PITTSFORD -- Cordy Glenn's offseason ended with him watching practice from the sidelines while wearing a walking boot for his injured left ankle.
Now, the Buffalo Bills' left offensive tackle is out of the boot and taking part in training camp, which began Thursday night at St. John Fisher College. He was with the starting group during the first full team session.
However, the Bills are going to be careful with Glenn. As they are doing with receiver Sammy Watkins and his recovery from foot surgery, they are going to "manage his reps," coach Sean McDermott said.
"Just kind of easing back in right now," Glenn said after practice. "Not trying to rush. I mean, I haven't played football in a while, but back, ready to go."
Glenn said his ankle "feels great, feels real great" and that it would be in top form by the start of the season.
He said he originally injured it during last year's preseason, then reinjured it during the regular season. "And it kind of just hung on from just having a couple ankle sprains during my career, so I just had to get the strength in my ankle back," Glenn said.
During the offseason, rookie Dion Dawkins worked almost exclusively at Glenn's left tackle spot, while Jordan Mills was at right tackle.
McDermott said Dawkins would work at left and right tackle during camp, while Glenn would stay at his "natural" position on the left side.