Originally posted on Billboard  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Bills coach Chan Gailey said after practice today receiver Brad Smith is not expected to play against the Patriots Sunday. "It looks like he's not going to make it," Gailey said. "We're holding out hope, but I just don't see how he can. He's got a hamstring that just won't go away." Veteran Derek Hagan, who has caught six passes in the past three games, will pick up most of Smith's snaps at wideout opposite Stevie Johnson. The only other Bills to sit out practice Thursday were linemen Demetrius Bell and Kraig Urbik, both of whom are out. Meanwhile, Gailey was not worked up about the fact Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice Wednesday, and his absence was listed as "non-football" related. Brady went to have a sore shoulder looked at by a doctor, according to ESPN and Comcast cable reports. Brady was back on the practice field today. "Well, he must be sick," Gailey said sympathetically, in reference to Brady's absence Wednesday. The Patriots listed Brady as limited toda...
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