Mother nature was threatening, but all was pretty calm at Bills training camp this morning.

The run game took off for the first time while the defensive backs had a bounce back.

Let's dive into the observations.

Run Game Motorin'

The Bills offense has been all about Josh Allen and the passing game to this point of training camp. 

Tuesday was the first real time the run game was leading the way.

Devin Singletary had a handful of substantial gains, running through big holes as well as finding the right crack and hitting it hard.

Matt Breida also was able to show off his speed and break loose a few times.

Antonio Williams even looked good.

This all coming with Zack Moss leaving practice with a hamstring injury and Christian Wade out again with a shoulder injury.

As I've said dating back to last season, the Bills don't need to run the ball more, rather need to run it more effectively.

Today was a positive step in the right direction, especially with Singletary being the most productive of the bunch.

CBs Flip the Script

I was curious how things would go today during the WR vs. CB 1-on-1 battles after Monday was completely dominated by the offensive guys.

The corners came back in a big way, led by an interception by Levi Wallace.

Part of it was certainly better coverage, but some of it also was not nearly as crisp of throws from the QBs, including Allen.

The secondary as a whole also had a better performance in team work.

Hughes Makes Camp Debut

It appeared over the past few practices that Jerry Hughes was ramping up his rehab work with trainers in hopes of finally stepping onto the practice field with his teammates.

That time came today, with Hughes passing his physical and getting activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

Hughes looked good out there, showing burst during some individual drills. He even was working in the defensive line rotation during team work.

His return will make it even more interesting to see the DL combinations, as players such as Greg Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa saw more time with the veteran out.

Dawkins Begins to Work

Monday was the first time we saw Dion Dawkins at practice all training camp.

Tuesday the Bills left tackle was out there again, but this time doing some work with trainers.

Dawkins has missed all of camp to this point after testing positive for COVID. He remains on the reserve list, but if his path is similar to that of Ike Boettger, we might see Dawkins suit up early next week.

Like with Hughes and the DL, Dawkins absence has allowed others to get more run, headlined by 3rd round pick Spencer Brown. 

While Dawkins could be back practicing soon, it will be worth monitoring where his strength and conditioning are after missing so much time. 

That could allow for Brown, Tommy Doyle, Bobby Hart to continue to get extended opportunities.

Trubisky Finally Talks

Even though Mitchell Trubisky signed with the Bills in mid-March, we had yet to hear from him until today.

The quote that certainly will grab the most attention was Trubisky saying it is nice to be somewhere where people want you here, a clear shot at how things ended in Chicago.

Trubisky opened up about how he did not have as many free agent opportunities as he expected, none of which would have given him a shot at competing for the starting QB job.

That is where the Bills came into play, providing a chance for Trubisky to be Allen's back-up while hopefully learning under the same coaching staff that has developed Allen into an MVP candidate who just signed the second-highest contract in NFL history.

While not perfect, Trubisky has definitely had very good moments throughout camp and I think will only get better as he is under the wing of Brian Daboll and Ken Dorsey.

Injury Report

As noted earlier, Zack Moss left practice with a hamstring injury. Duke Williams also is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Stefon Diggs (knee), Vernon Butler (concussion), Forrest Lamp (calf), and Christian Wade (shoulder) all remained out Tuesday.

Matt Milano (mouth), Jon Feliciano (non-COVID illness), Tommy Doyle (non-COVID illness), and Mitch Morse (rest) were all back today.


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