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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Observations from first weekend of Bills camp

Posted by's Tim Graham

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have finished their second day of training camp, already completing their two-a-day portion. There will be single sessions and walkthroughs henceforth at St. John Fisher College.

Monday morning's workout will be their first in full pads. Plenty of kapows should resound.

"The intensity picks up a little bit," Buffalo receiver Lee Evans said. "When you have pads on the intensity picks up. It's easy to run around here with no pads on, but when the pads come on it's a different ball game."

Until then, here are a few observations and updates from the weekend:

In the morning, Owens torched him twice and Evans once on long, arcing Trent Edwards bombs. In the afternoon, Evans made a sensational grab near the end zone on another long ball despite coverage from McKelvin and safety Donte Whitner. Not long after, Owens caught a quick in and then cut back to the sideline, sending the helpless McKelvin sliding on his rump.

At least McKelvin was getting beaten by some of the best in the business. Then again, he'll have to defend similar players during the season.

Linebacker John DiGiorgio was waived because he failed his physical after right knee surgery.

Running back Justise Hairston somehow suffered a season-ending knee injury during a walkthrough drill. Hairston was a long shot to make the team, but the New England Patriots' sixth-round draft pick in 2007 was a neat story, making the Bills camp roster through a group tryout after spending last year out of football.