PITTSFORD – That's a wrap.
The Buffalo Bills finished training camp for the 2017 season with a light practice Tuesday that lasted just over an hour at St. John Fisher College.
"It’s a little bit bittersweet, we leave today, but certainly appreciate all of the effort, all the time," coach Sean McDermott said. "Great to see our fans in this part of the country, and we look forward to getting back next year."
Here are our observations from the 15th and final day of camp:
1. Concern grows over left tackle Cordy Glenn. The Bills' franchise left tackle recently traveled to Wisconsin to receive an injection in his injured foot from Dr. Robert Anderson.
"We're hopeful at this point that this is something that can finalize it and knocks it out, and Cordy can return on a full-time basis," McDermott said.
The coach said Glenn, who has been out of practice for a week, is listed as "week-to-week" and won't play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Glenn also missed last Thursday night's preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
"You never want to see anything linger," McDermott said. "We’ve addressed it right from the start, in terms of the treatment end of things. We’re hopeful at this point that this is something that can finalize it and knock it out and Cordy can return on a full-time basis."
In addition to Glenn, wide receivers Jeremy Butler (concussion) and Jordan Matthews (sternum) and safety Bacarri Rambo (hamstring) were declared out of Thursday's game.
2. Shareece Wright returns. The cornerback was back at practice after sitting out Monday because of a sprained thumb. Wright lined up with the starting defense opposite rookie Tre'Davious White.
Wright is listed as questionable for Thursday, along with offensive tackle Michael Ola (toe), cornerback Kevon Seymour (foot) and defensive tackle Adolphus Washington (back).
3. Matthews is keeping a positive attitude. McDermott said Matthews is "going to have a couple sore days here, based on the diagnosis." But the coach pointed out that the receiver was "very positive. He's a bright-eyed young man with a great smile and we discussed, hey, that helps the healing process."
Matthews went through an injury last season with the Eagles during training camp, but was able to make it back for Week One, when he had a season-high 114 receiving yards.
"He’s very conscientious about the way he prepares," McDermott said. "He’s been spending time with Phil McGeoghan, our receivers coach" and quarterback Tyrod Taylor, as well as fellow receivers Anquan Boldin and Zay Jones. "I expect him to continue to do that and only get better."
4. Zay Jones will work as an outside receiver. McDermott said the rookie will "primarily" work outside with Matthews out of the lineup. After a tough practice Monday that included a drop, Jones bounced back Tuesday with a pair of quality catches.
5. Charles Clay gets open ... over the middle. The Bills continue to monitor the tight end's practice reps, as he took a day off Monday. Clay was back with the starters Tuesday and made a good catch over the middle from Taylor.
6. Bills work scout team. The Bills prepared for Thursday's second preseason game by doing some scout-team work with their starters. It's expected that the first units will see more work than they did in the preseason opener, when they got about three series each. The Bills practiced in shells after their most physical workout of camp Monday.
7. Austin Rehkow handles field-goal duties. In what might have been the equivalent of a veteran rest day, the Bills had Rehkow – and not Stephen Hauschka – handle field goals Tuesday. Hauschka has had a strong camp, so it would be a shock if Rehkow mounted a serious push for his job, but the Bills are giving him a long look as an all-purpose kicker/punter.
8. Eddie Yarbrough has another would-be sack. Although he's back with the second team now that Shaq Lawson has returned to practice, Yarbrough is still making plays for the Bills. He raced into the backfield Tuesday for what would have been another sack, putting a bow on what was a terrific training camp.
9. McDermott has not discussed with his team the possibility of any protests of the national anthem. Over the weekend, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat for the national anthem, with Bennett explaining afterward that he wanted to campaign against racism and intolerance in America.
McDermott said he has not spoken with his players about potentially protesting.
"I respect, obviously, everyone’s beliefs and we need to respect everyone’s beliefs as a football team," McDermott said. "At this point in time, it hasn’t been an issue for our football team."
10. The moving trucks are headed back to Orchard Park. The Bills' equipment staff was busy packing up truck Tuesday afternoon. The team will hold a walk-through Wednesday before departing for Philadelphia.