Posted November 16, 2011 on
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The Buffalo Bills and their fans can't say they weren't warned about potential trouble ahead.
It was at the height of their surprising start, when general manager Buddy Nix began expressing concerns about the Bills' lack of experienced depth.
Nix acknowledged Wednesday those fears are being realized on a team that's lost three of four and attempting to plug untested players into key starting spots to replace injured veterans.
Center Eric Wood (right knee) became the latest to go on the season-ending injured reserve list this week.
That means the Bills (5-4) prepare to head to Miami (2-7) for a game Sunday with a starting lineup that could feature as many as 10 players who had five or fewer starts prior to this season.
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Linebacker Andra Davis has been selected as the Bills' Ed Block Courage Award winner. The award is presented to one member of each NFL team who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.
Davis is in his 10thseason and second with the Bills. Last year, he started four of his first six games before being placed on injured reserve with a left shoulder...
Bills guard Andy Levitre gets thrown into the fire at center this week against a powerful and underrated nose tackle in Miami's Paul Soliai, a 6-foot-4,355-pounder. Miami is 10th in the league against the run.
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Stevie Johnson is concerned about his injured left shoulder, leaving the top Buffalo Bills receiver's status uncertain to play at Miami this weekend.
Speaking before practice Wednesday, Johnson says he's getting daily treatment, but adds he's not 100 percent confident his shoulder will be strong enough.
Johnson was hurt in the fourth quarter of a 44-7 loss at Dallas...
Here’s the official Thursday listing of the Bills injury report and practice participation.
Did not practice
K Rian Lindell – shoulder
S George Wilson – neck
DL Spencer Johnson – calf
WR David Nelson – illness
Limited in practice
OT Demetrius Bell – shoulder
LB Chris Kelsay – calf
WR Stevie Johnson – shoulder
OT Erik Pears – groin
Bills former quarterback J.P. Losman will be on the opposite sideline Sunday when Buffalo travels to Miami. Veteran Chris Kelsay was asked if he hoped they’d see Losman on the field.
“I guess you can always hope and I don’t mean in regard to J.P. and his talent, but their starting quarterback is Moore and if he’s not playing that means we’re getting pressure on him and...
Stevie Johnson missed practice Wednesday due to a sore left shoulder, leaving the Buffalo Bills' top receiver's status uncertain for the team's game at Miami this weekend. Though saying the treatment he's received is helping, Johnson added he's not sure if it'll be enough for him to be ready on Sunday.
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On the heels of the loss to the Jets, Stevie Johnson felt the problem was players were trying to cut things too fine. They tried to be too perfect and their execution tailed off. It happened again against Dallas, prompting Ryan Fitzpatrick to agree with Johnson. Playing loose is the way the Bills offense functions best.
“One of the biggest things coming into the year is nobody...