NFL Camp Notes: Why Manuel can throw harder, Sammy's special and Dareus arrives

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) at NFL training camp. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) at NFL training camp. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:24 PM ET

FOXBORO, Mass. -- When you're driving up I-95 from New York City to Boston on a scorching summer afternoon, traffic and construction can provide you with a whole lot of time to think.

In my case on Wednesday, time to think about unused news nuggets, quotes and sticking observations from the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants training camp openers, which I attended earlier in the week.

Here are some, along with other news, as I await the New England Patriots' first training-camp practice on Thursday morning:

 

EJ THROWING A SNAPPIER BALL

It's no secret that second-year Bills quarterback EJ Manuel added more muscle in the off-season.

But that includes in his right throwing arm, and he also refined his throwing mechanics. So he told me on Sunday night.

Second-year wide receiver Robert Woods told me it's noticeable.

"For sure, his footwork and arm strength is better," Woods said. "He's pressing the ball in there.


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