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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Highlights from Bills scrimmage

By Mike Rodak

The Bills held their first scrimmage of training camp on Monday evening at St. John Fisher College, running more than 100 plays, according to coach Doug Marrone.

"I thought we got a lot of work in," he said. "During the beginning, I thought we didn’t tackle as well. I thought we really picked it up at the end."

The Associated Press reported that quarterback EJ Manuel completed 9 of 17 pass attempts for 113 yards, with backup Jeff Tuel seeing the remaining action. Veteran Kevin Kolb did not participate because of a death in the family.

Manuel was intercepted twice, the second time on a pass that was tipped at the line.

"The way I viewed it, one was on him, one was on something else that didn’t have anything to do with him, even though he gets credited for it," Marrone said. "I was really looking to see how he bounced back from that, because early on, you want to see that. And I thought he bounced back well. He came in and ended on a good note."

Defensive lineman Aaron Tipoti injured his right ankle in a goal-line drill and did not return. Marrone said that linebacker Keith Pough (chest) and running back Zach Brown (rib) also left the scrimmage with injuries.

Several other players, including running back C.J. Spiller, sat out portions of the scrimmage that involved live tackling.