After a delay in their offseason schedule due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bills players have finally started to hit the pitch and punch each other. With preseason games still being canceled, every day of training held at Orchard Park is all the more important before the team’s season opener against the Jets on September 13.
Today’s edition of our takeaways will be a little different from the previous ones. In Thursday’s session, the Bills took the field at the stadium and staged a scrum, of sorts. Usually, the practice days in the camp this year are scarce with information from them, so we limit to a few days. This one will have a few extra nuggets, due to the nature of the beast … or melee.
With that, here are our takeaways from the Bills scrum at training camp:
Stefon Diggs is injured
While most of the Bills’ offense was there in their first training camp scrum, one big hunk wasn’t: wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Prior to training, Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said Diggs would not be training, indicating he had a problem with his lower back. McDermott described it as “pain”.
Of course, keeping Diggs healthy for a real match is much more important than a scrum. But it should be noted that Diggs did not come out of his team for the first time.
As we told you earlier, Stefon Diggs has been kept out of practice with lower back pain. He was on the sidelines all the time and wore the hell out of that hat #BucketHatSwag pic.twitter.com/tJVqpX1l0i
– Matthieu Bové (@Matt_Bove) August 27, 2020