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Bills center Mitch Morse 'moving in positive direction,' Sean McDermott says

Bills center Mitch Morse had his helmet and took part in limited non-contact position drills at Tuesday’s joint practice with the Carolina Panthers in Spartanburg, S.C.

Morse remains in the concussion protocol and wearing the red jersey, meaning the Bills are limited in what they can say, but coach Sean McDermott noted that “it is moving in a positive direction.”

The Bills announced that Morse was in the protocol July 30, although he had not practiced and the team was off in the two days preceding McDermott's announcement.

The Bills begin two days with the Panthers leading into Friday's preseason game in Charlotte. McDermott and Bills General Manager Brandon Beane worked for the Panthers before coming to the Bills in 2017.

"It offers a lot of benefits," McDermott said. "No. 1 is going against a good team and an organization and staff that's been together. At this point in camp, guys get a bit tired of seeing the same guy across the line of scrimmage. This gives us a change of scenery and a chance to get in front of a different scheme."

Tight end Jason Croom, who has not practiced fully since training camp began, appears to be practicing Tuesday. Safety Micah Hyde also is no longer wearing the red non-contact jersey after suffering a neck injury last week.

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