Pat Williams' out with sore tooth

An infected tooth kept Pat Williams' out of training camp workouts Sunday. Williams watched from the sideline as the Bills participated in their first training camp sessions with veterans and rookies. Leif Larsen and Jarrett Procell initially subbed for Williams with the first team.

Larsen started first, but was quickly replaced by Procell, a defensive end. Later, rookie nose tackle Ron Edwards saw action, as well as rookie tackle Tyrone Robertson . . .

Rob Johnson jammed a finger on his throwing hand during Saturday's practice when a pass rusher came in too quickly, causing Johnson to hit his hand on the player's helmet following the forced throw. Johnson's finger was significantly swollen this morning. But he did not sit out the practices. The man's just plain tough . . .

Corey Moore is on pace to make a return this week. The Bills won't be rushing him into action, however. He will only be playing middle linebacker when Sam Cowart can't play there. Otherwise, he's going to be a situational outside pass rusher . . .

Williams is pleased with his team's overall agility and athleticism because as players practice during the 11-on-11, very few of them fell to the ground. That keeps injuries to a minimum because it reduces the occupational hazard of someone falling on a player and hurting him . . .

Rookie tackle Jonas Jennings strained a quadriceps muscle in his leg Saturday. He's going to be OK, though he wasn't practicing Sunday. Rookie linebacker Brandon Spoon's knee sprain is also coming along. He should be ready to return before Saturday's scrimmage with the Browns in Edinboro, Pa. . . .

Free agent pickup Kris Farris was starting at right tackle with the first team. John Carmen and Robert Hicks are also competing for the position. Farris is on top at the moment, though I noticed a couple of times when he was holding Phil Hansen on the shirt sleeves instead of holding him from inside the numbers. Farris' shirt sleeve technique is easier to see and puts him at risk of being called for a penalty during a game . . .

The Bills are emphasizing turnovers more than they ever have in the past. Defenders are working on stripping the ball, though they aren't doing those things at the expense of tackling. The team will tackle first. In fact, Williams points out that you can tell when a defense is ready to play when you notice that they are missing tackles. That's a good little tidbit of information . . .

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