The Bills conducted three OTA practices last week, the first on Tuesday and the next two on Thursday and Friday. Backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen didn’t participate in the last two, and explained why to the Bills’ website.
“I’ve got a small tear in my abdominal,” Thigpen told Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com. “It’s about a centimeter. I’ve been dealing with it, but we’ve got to rest it and get it right.”
Thigpen’s abdominal tear sure sounds minor, but it could be a bit more significant in terms of his roster security. The Bills signed Vince Young to push Thigpen for their backup quarterback job. Young will get all of the second-team reps as long as Thigpen is sidelined.
The Bills have another OTA practice coming up on Tuesday, June 5. Thigpen’s availability for that session is unknown.