PITTSFORD — Nathan Peterman came out firing Monday.
Working with the starters, the Buffalo Bills' second-year quarterback completed his first six passes in 11-on-11 work during practice at St. John Fisher College. Two of those completions went to Rod Streater and another two went to Kelvin Benjamin. Running back LeSean McCoy also hauled in a screen pass, while tight end Logan Thomas made the final catch down the sideline.
AJ McCarron was with the second team Monday. He started 11-on-11 work by taking a sack, but then completed his next four passes, two of which went to running back Marcus Murphy and one each to receivers Jeremy Kerley and Robert Foster. McCarron then overthrew Foster on a deep pattern.
Rookie Josh Allen led the third team. He has not taken any starting reps during 11-on-11 work in the past three practices, and he has not been with the second team at all during camp. Allen's first throw was a beauty, but it was dropped deep down the field by running back Travaris Cadet. On the next play, Rod Streater got his hands on the pass but also couldn't make the catch. Allen's next three throws were on target and complete to receiver Austin Proehl, then tight ends Keith Towbridge and Khari Lee. His final attempt was incomplete to rookie Ray-Ray McCloud. It was either a drop or a defender knocked the ball away at the last moment.
The Bills finished practice Monday with a full-team red zone segment. Peterman completed two passes to Murphy, then may have found Cadet for a touchdown if the running back was able to get two feet inbounds. Another pass attempt was batted down.
McCarron's only pass of the segment hit Foster in the hands and was then intercepted by safety Rafael Bush. The offensive line didn't do McCarron any favors, as the next three plays were sacks.
Allen saw another pass dropped in the red-zone segment, this one by Malachi Dupre. His next throw was a touchdown over the middle to McCloud. Allen was sacked and overthrew receiver Brandon Reilly on the final play of practice.