Torell Troup has heard the whispers and is determined to set the record straight.
The back injury that has kept the Buffalo Bills' second-year nose tackle out of four of six games this season -- and severely limited him when he could play -- is not something he expects to trouble him the rest of the year. Or even worse, for his entire career.
"I've heard people say that, about it being a chronic issue. No, it's not," Troup said Monday, as the Bills returned to practice following their bye week. "It's just something that needs time."
That's something the Bills are short on, given the foot injury that has shut down starting nose tackle Kyle Williams.
Troup's injury is a big concern for the Bills . They need him on the field. He was the second draft pick of General Manager Buddy Nix's tenure, and as the 41st overall selection, carries the expectation of becoming a starter.
The longer that takes to happen, the more dubious the pick becomes. And it won't happen unless, or until, he ...