Expectations high as Bills set to open camp



PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The time for talking is over as far as Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is concerned.

With training camp set to open in suburban Rochester on Thursday, Jackson says it’s time the Bills start showing they’re capable of playing to the high expectations that followed a productive offseason.

Until that happens, Jackson said, the hype is meaningless.

For a team that’s not made the playoffs in 12 seasons, there’s a big buzz of belief that these Bills are in store for a breakthrough. It began with Buffalo re-signing receiver Stevie Johnson in early March, and followed by the even bigger splash that came with signing defensive end Mario Williams.

That makes the start of camp this year one of the most highly anticipated since Drew Bledsoe’s arrival in 2002.