July 23, 2014 in Sports

NFL notes: Doug Marrone unhappy will Bills’ execution in third day of training camp

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Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone gives quarterback EJ Manuel an earful last season. The two didn’t agree with Tuesday’s offensive practice assessment at training camp.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel and coach Doug Marrone have widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp.

Despite numerous errant throws, Manuel didn’t see much go wrong Tuesday. He calls it “a good day.”

Marrone saw things differently. He provided one-word answers over what he didn’t like, such as “execution” and “communication.”

Marrone also wasn’t pleased with Manuel’s decisions to tuck the ball and run rather than throw the ball during several seven-on-seven drills.

Aside from rookie receiver Sammy Watkins making a few highlight-reel catches, not much else went right for the Bills’ passing game on the first day players wore pads.

Woodhead extended

The San Diego Chargers agreed to a two-year contract extension with running back Danny Woodhead.

Woodhead signed a two-year contract when he joined the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent from New England in March 2013.

His new contract runs through the 2016 season.

He had career highs of 76 catches (second on the team), 605 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Around the league

An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Cowboys LB Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. The Decatur Municipal Court judge declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. … Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders says he is facing a four-game suspension and won’t be around for the majority of training camp. He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says “personal reasons” will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday. … The Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer. Atlanta lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for the season with a torn Achilles in June. … The Chargers released outside linebacker Larry English, a former first-round pick. … A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. Ward faces misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender May 10 at PT’s All Nude Club. He has pleaded not guilty.

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