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Dehydration gets to Bills rookie McCargo

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (July 30, 2006) -- Rookie defensive tackle John McCargo, a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, was treated and released from a Rochester-area hospital the night of July 29 because of dehydration.

Team spokesman Scott Berchtold said that McCargo, the second of Buffalo's two first-round draft choices, is fine after a brief hospital visit, which was made for precautionary reasons. Berchtold added McCargo is not expected to miss any practice time.

For July 30, the Bills have scheduled only an afternoon walkthrough session. On July 31, they are scheduled to hold their first practice with full pads at their training camp site in suburban Rochester.

McCargo's agent, Hadley Engelhard, said his client felt fine after he spoke with McCargo shortly after he returned from hospital.

"He just overextended himself," Engelhard said.

The team practiced under hot and muggy conditions July 29, with the temperature reaching 94 for the day.

McCargo arrived at camp July 28 after signing his contract, and immediately participated in the team's afternoon practice. He missed only the team's first practice, the morning of July 28.

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