Found August 27, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Buffalo Bills aren't just preparing for their regular-season opener with a major question mark at quarterback because of injuries to E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb. They also will be without someone whom head coach Doug Marrone believes may have enjoyed the best preseason of any player on the roster. Overshadowed by Marrone's announcement Monday that undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel may start Sept. 8 against the Patriots was the impact made by the loss of cornerback Stephon Gilmore. As first reported by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo, Gilmore suffered a fractured wrist that required surgery Monday. Marrone has said Gilmore is expected out for six to eight weeks -- but the coach told FOX Sports on Tuesday that Gilmore could return with a protective cast, which may potentially lessen the time he would miss. "His mindset (is), he's looking forward to coming back as quick as he can and coming right back in there," Marrone said. Until he does, the B...
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