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The Complete Buffalo Bills Training Camp Guide

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IJune 14, 2016

The Complete Buffalo Bills Training Camp Guide

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    The Buffalo Bills will head eastward and set up shop at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York for training camp this year with a brand new appearance. 

    Ryan Fitzpatrick is gone, as are a handful of key contributors from the 2012 team. 

    The organization, as a whole, has gotten much younger, and speed was injected to this year's offense. On defense, new coordinator Mike Pettine will look to breathe some life into the stagnant and often victimized unit of a year ago. 

    In the following slides, we'll highlight the rest of the major themes and storylines of the Bills 2013 training camp.

Training Camp, Preseason Schedule

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    DAY

    DATE

    PRACTICE TIME

    Sunday

    July 28, 2013

    6:10pm – 9:00pm

    Monday

    July 29, 2013

    2:10pm – 5:10pm

    Tuesday

    July 30, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Wednesday

    July 31, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Friday

    August 2, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Saturday

    August 3, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Sunday

    August 4, 2013

    2:10pm – 5:10pm

    Monday

    August 5, 2013

    6:10pm – 9:00pm

    Wednesday

    August 7, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Thursday

    August 8, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am(Closed to Media & Public)

    Friday

    August 9, 2013

    6:10pm – 9:00pm

    Monday

    August 12, 2013

    2:10pm – 5:10pm

    Tuesday

    August 13, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am(Closed to Media & Public)

    Wednesday

    August 14, 2013

    6:10pm – 9:00pm

    Sunday

    August 18, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am

    Monday

    August 19, 2013

    8:10am – 11:10am(Closed to Media & Public)

    Tuesday

    August 20, 2013

    6:10pm – 9:00pm

    Wednesday

    August 21, 2013

    2:10pm – 5:10pm

    Preseason Schedule

    Sunday, August 11 at Indianapolis Colts 

    Friday, August 16 vs. Minnesota Vikings 

    Saturday, August 24 at Washington Redskins

    Thursday, August 29 vs. Detroit Lions

Roster Breakdown

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    The Bills will take 90 players to training camp at St. John Fisher College. A few weeks later, that number will be trimmed on two separate occasions in order to get the Bills down to their 53-man, regular-season roster.

    With a variety of question marks at many positions on offense and defense, new head coach Doug Marrone and Co. will have their work cut out for them this August as they evaluate the entire team. 

    For a complete analysis of the entire roster, click here.

Burning Questions

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    Who will start at quarterback: EJ Manuel or Kevin Kolb? How will the defense look? Who will line up next to Stevie Johnson as the No. 2 receiver? 

    A new era always brings a surplus of questions, and the Bills will have plenty of them to answer this season. 

    With the relatively young Nate Hackett running the offense and Rex Ryan protegé Mike Pettine in control of the defense, Buffalo should look vastly different in 2013. 

    For complete analysis of the Bills' burning questions, click here.

Biggest Camp Battles

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    Camp battles are what make training camp refreshing during those muggy summer days. 

    The Bills have a quarterback competition on their hands, which will be the most intriguing camp battle of all, as well as a variety of other battles on offense and in the secondary. 

    With the defense not having a specific identity, it'll be interesting to monitor how Mike Pettine fits certain players into his scheme. 

    For complete analysis of the Bills' biggest training camp battles, click here.

Rookie and UDFA Watch

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    The Bills added an influx of speed and athleticism to their offense via the draft this offseason, and they also drafted a middle linebacker in the second round named Kiko Alonso, whom they hope can become one of the leaders on defense.

    Quarterback EJ Manuel highlights Buffalo's 2013 draft class—if he flourishes, so will the Bills as a team. But rookie receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, safety Duke Williams as well as the aforementioned Alonso will also likely be asked to contribute early in their professional careers. 

    There are a few undrafted free agents worth watching, too. For example, Wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has star potential, and a few others could make the team in 2013 as well

    For complete analysis of the Bills' rookies and UDFAs, click here.

Bubble Watch

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    The harsh, annual reality of training camp is that 37 players ultimately have to be cut. 

    With plenty of newcomers and a good deal of holdovers from the previous coaching regime, the Bills will have an interesting dynamic at this year's training camp. 

    The bubble watch is always one of interest for fans, and this year will be no different. 

    For complete analysis on the Bills' bubble watch, click here.

Projected Final 53-Man Roster

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    At the conclusion of training camp, Buffalo's coaching staff will have to come to a final agreement on the best 53 players to keep on the roster. 

    The next month will determine precisely how different the Bills will look in 2013 along with the players who'll be key contributors this season. 

    For complete analysis and projections of the Bills' final 53-man roster click here.

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