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Bills QB Watch Day 3: Allen makes prettiest throw, has two picks

Josh Allen made the prettiest throw of the day, AJ McCarron was mostly efficient in getting the ball out of his hands against the blitz, and Nathan Peterman didn't do much to impress.

That was the Bills' quarterback watch summary on Day 3 of training camp at St. John Fisher College.

It was Peterman's turn to work with the first team. McCarron worked with the second team and Allen the third. However, Allen got one five-play stretch with the starters for a second straight day.

The biggest cheer of the day from the crowd came when Allen hit Kaelin Clay on a wheel route up the left sideline for a 30-yard TD. What was impressive about the play was Allen's anticipation. The lofted ball was out of his hands just as Clay started to cut up field. Perfect.

Most of the passing came against blitzes, so the quarterbacks were trying to get the ball out of their hands quickly.

McCarron was 6 of 7 but took three "would-be" sacks. All of his six completions were within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage.

Peterman was 3 of 7, with one overthrow, one throw-away and two balls batted down. Peterman so far in camp has not carried over the momentum he seemed to have built up during the spring practices.

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Allen was 5 of 9 with two interceptions. On the first pickoff, the blitz was picked up, but Allen's first two reads were covered. Then he threw late to the right sideline for Austin Proehl. But Ryan Carter, the undrafted rookie from Clemson, anticipated it and picked it off. Allen probably went to the right spot, but the ball needed to be more outside or thrown away.

"We were in man coverage," Carter said. "I just wanted to make sure that I stayed with my man, made sure I had my eyes where they needed to be, was the main thing. When he broke, I just tried to stay on him and get a look back as late as possible."

On the second pickoff, Allen threw 20 yards down the left sideline for Kelvin Benjamin. Let the big man make a play. Benjamin was covered, it wasn't exactly on target, and Benjamin bobbled it. Jordan Poyer was on the spot to catch the deflection.

After the TD to Clay, Allen hit a back-shoulder throw to Cam Phillips for 10 yards. Perfect accuracy. Allen did a good job of hitting tight end Charles Clay over the middle to beat a blitz for about 15 yards. If the ball was a tad more out in front, Clay could have had a big gainer. On the next play, Allen had perfect ball placement on a swing to LeSean McCoy, leading him to create a big run after the catch.

So there were some promising signs on Allen's accuracy. Through three days, he's not making sideline spectators duck for cover.

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