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Bills kicker Dave Rayner missed practice Wednesday and was limited on Thursday, but head coach Chan Gailey is confident he’ll be good to go come Sunday against the Dolphins.
“We had Rayner limited today,” said Gailey after Thursday’s practice. ”But I think he’s going to be just fine. He kicked on the side.”
Rayner said he felt pain in the middle of his pelvis during the second half of the San Diego game, but isn’t sure how it came about.
“I had to get a steroid injection to take care of the inflammation that somehow built up in there,” he said. “I’ll be fine. I’m just a little sore now from the giant needle they stuck in there.”
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Here are the official listings of Buffalo’s players on this week’s injury report
TE Scott Chandler – ankle – OUT
K Dave Rayner – groin – Probable (he practiced fully on Friday)
CB Aaron Williams - calf – Probable (he practiced fully on Friday)
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Demetrius Bell is going to get more playing time this week according to head coach Chan Gailey. In practice Wednesday Bell was getting quality reps.
Bell was lining up with Andy Levitre in two man blocking drills during individual position work Wednesday.
Gailey has not said whether Bell would start over Hairston.
Bills coach Chan Gailey said the team is not in the market for a quarterback at the top of the NFL Draft.
"You can talk to Buddy (Nix) about that, but I don't believe that's anywhere in the thought process," Gailey told reporters today at his news briefing.
The statement is no surprise. The Bills just gave Ryan Fitzpatrick a big contract extension in October....
As the 2011 season winds down for the Bills the media is already begin to focus more attention on the 2012 NFL draft. Head coach Chan Gailey had a pretty pointed response when asked if the team would consider drafting a quarterback in the first round.
“You can talk to (Bills GM) Buddy (Nix) about that kind of stuff,” said Gailey. ”But I don’t believe that’s anywhere in...
WR Marcus Easley had a medical condition at the start of the season that forced him to injured reserve ending his 2011 season. The receiver has chosen not to speak about his condition publicly, but head coach Chan Gailey provided some indication Wednesday that he’d be able to play football again come 2012.
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Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that the plan going into Sunday’s game is for Demetrius Bell to start against the Dolphins. But that doesn’t mean that Chris Hairston won’t play Sunday.
“Right now that is the plan, for him to start at left tackle,” said Gailey. “He played well last week and did some good things so we’ll give him a shot.”
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Bills head coach Chan Gailey has not confirmed whether or not Demetrius Bell will make his first start at left tackle since Week 4, but left the door open. Bell did work with the starting unit in practice Wednesday and indicated he’s got the green light.
“They said they’re going to give me a shot so I hope so,” said Bell when asked if he’s starting this week against Miami...
Head coach Chan Gailey said he expects wide receiver Steve Johnson to be fine, according to the Bills' official website.
This is good news as Johnson sustained a hand injury in Week 14. But fantasy expectations should be tempered this weekend against the Dolphins, who held Johnson to a mere two catches for 16 yards back in Week 11.
As stated by head coach Chan Gailey earlier in the day TE Scott Chandler is not practicing.
He is the only non-participant for the Bills. Aaron Williams is back practicing off a knee injury.
Bills LB Shawne Merriman was seen heading into the team weight room earlier this week and even tweeted that he’s back to jogging after getting Achilles surgery. Head coach Chan Gailey tried to provide an update on the veteran linebacker’s rehab regimen.
“It really is just things that I’ve heard,” said Gailey in relation to Merriman’s rehab. ”I haven’t talked to him...
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Last in the league in sacks with 19 this season, Buffalo’s defensive staff has tried a countless number of schemes to generate more pass rush. Against a team that’s allowed 44 on the season (2nd most...