PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Shawne Merriman's surgically repaired Achilles tendon showed no signs of trouble given how easily the defensive end burst past tackle Chris Hairston shortly after the Buffalo Bills opened training camp.
Receiver Stevie Johnson's surgically repaired groin didn't seem to bother him after making an acrobatic catch a little later on Thursday. And defensive tackle Kyle Williams was so happy to be back after having foot surgery nine months ago, it reminded him of how much he missed the game.
Limping no longer, the Bills, as a whole, blasted off on the right foot in opening camp in suburban Rochester with a near fully healthy roster. That's quite a turnaround for a team that ended last year with 17 players - nine of them regulars - on injured reserve.