Updated: June 07, 2021 05:45 PM
Created: June 07, 2021 01:24 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — For the second straight year in a row, the Buffalo Bills will not be coming to Rochester for training camp.
In a statement Monday, the team announced it will yet again be holding camp at its facilities in Orchard Park instead of St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. The team says the move was made "due to the complexities" of the National Football League's current COVID-19 health protocols.
The Bills say they informed St. John Fisher College of its plans over the weekend.
The team previously said it was "not ruling out" a return to Rochester. They last came to the college in 2019.
"Given the circumstances of this year, we understand the team’s decision to keep Training Camp close to home and conduct Camp at One Bills Drive," officials with the colleges said in a statement. "St. John Fisher College has always been proud to host the Training Camp and, as always, we wish all in the Bills organization well and much success in the coming season."
Read the team's full statement below.
"The Buffalo Bills today announced they will hold their 2021 training camp at the ADPRO Training Center in Orchard Park, NY.
The Bills informed St. John Fisher of their intentions over the weekend and appreciate their efforts to try to accommodate the Bills this summer. However, due to the complexities of the NFL's current COVID-19 health protocols in place, the team decided to stay in Orchard Park for a second consecutive summer.
Bills training camp is slated to begin in late July. Exact days and times of practice will be announced at a later date."
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