Peterman heats up on Monday

August 06, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Nathan Peterman isn’t going down without a fight in the Bills’ starting quarterback competition.

The second-year signal-caller had arguably his best day of training camp here Monday morning, finding receivers in both 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 work.  Peterman started the day getting the first crack with the first-team offense.  A.J. McCarron had taken the lead-role in three out of the four previous practices, but Monday was Peterman’s shot and he made the most of it.

Peterman got the bulk of the work with the ones, McCarron with the twos, and rookie Josh Allen was with the third team. It was the third practice in a row that Allen did not take any reps with the starting offense.

But Allen also had an impressive day, especially in the 7-on-7 red zone portion of practice, albeit against the third-team defense.  Both Allen and Peterman weren’t helped very much by their pass-catchers.  There were several dropped balls, including two by undrafted rookie Robert Foster who has definitely taken a couple steps back after having such a good spring and start to camp.

While with McCarron, Foster ran a curl route and had the ball in his hands but couldn’t secure it.  He began to fly to the ground, the ball popped up in the air and Rafael Bush intercepted it and returned it for what might have been a touchdown.

While with Allen, Foster ran a deep in across the back of the goal line.  Allen fired a pass to him for a would-be touchdown, but the receiver let it get to his body and bounced off his chest and out of the back of the end zone.

The only two players to miss practice Monday were DE Trent Murphy (groin) and WR Cam Phillips (groin).  WR Zay Jones once again wore a red non-contact jersey, but participated in every positional and team drill.

The team will be back on the field Tuesday at 8:45 a.m..  New wide receiver Corey Coleman, acquired via trade last Sunday night, is expected to participate.

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