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NFL Notes: Bills, Buccaneers, Raiders

Bills

Bills HC Sean McDermott said that they’re “optimistic” LT Cordy Glenn (foot) will be able to return soon.

“We’re just optimistic for Cordy to get back on the field,” McDermott said. “That’s the reports the doctors have given us, and Cordy feels good. Like I said the other day, he’s in good spirits and we’re moving in the right direction.”

  • Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News takes a look at five potential options for the Bills to consider if Glenn isn’t ready for the start of the season including: Branden Albert, King Dunlap, Ryan Clady, Jake Long, and Will Beatty.
  • Bills RT Jordan Mills did not practice on Friday, which led to rookie Dion Dawkins working as the team’s left tackle and Seantrel Henderson at right tackle. (Mike Rodak)
  • Vic Carucci wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Bills trading former second-round LB Reggie Ragland to I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Bills shipping second-year linebacker Reggie Ragland to a team that employs a base 3-4 defense, which would be a better fit for him than Buffalo’s 4-3 configuration.

Buccaneers

Raiders

Raiders HC Jack Del Rio said the competition between EJ Manuel and Connor Cook for the No. 2 job behind Derek Carr remains open, even though Manuel appears to be the leader right now.

“I think the time we had here and the first game the other night, I think [Manuel] has done a little more, done enough to be in the second slot,” Del Rio said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.

“I think they’ll continue to alternate reps and both get opportunities to show us,” Del Rio said. “=c.”