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First Bills Training Camp Practice Held Tonight

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Buffalo: First Bills Training Camp Practice Held Tonight
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It's the day Buffalo Bills fans have been waiting for since last season ended.

The team officially held its first practice for the season this evening. Players have been making their way to the Saint John Fisher College campus in Pittsford over the weekend.

The team hasn't made the playoffs in the last 13 years, but tonight started a new season and a new push to make it to the postseason.

Tonight's practice started at 6 p.m. Tickets for the event were sold out.

They came pouring in. Bills fans looking to get a glimpse of this season's team.

And after a thirteen season playoff drought, if you're a Bills fan, you're probably there to stay.

"We're diehard, we stick by our team no matter what," said fan Joe Hart.

Superfan or not, the first practice of Bills Camp drew big crowds to the St. John Fisher field. Fans looking to see the quarterback competition in action.

And this year, it's certainly no personality contest. Fans just want a quarterback that will bring them into the postseason.

"Whoever puts them in a better position to win, win the games, that's what it's all about," said Rod Stevens.

Rod Stevens, who plays for Rutgers University, was one of the many high school grads recruited by Coach Doug Marrone to play for Syracuse.

"He's a stern guy, he's straight forward, he's about his business, he's gonna fix it up a little bit, he's gonna get it right," said Stevens.

It seems no one is worried that Marrone's NFL headcoaching resume is starting with the Bills.

"Behind these white fences is going to be your best shot at getting an autograph starting Monday, that is, as long as your 14 and younger, for everyone else you're gonna have to take your chances behind the side line rails."

With a new, younger team, fans hope to be cheering well past the playoffs.

"I wanna seem them go far, like with Kelly, let the fans in Rochester feel proud," said fan Quentin Gause. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP