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Bills DT Torell Troup has had lingering back problems that only worsened before Sunday’s game.
“Torell’s back acted up Saturday night and then it really locked up Sunday morning,” said head coach Chan Gailey in response to why the nose tackle was inactive. ”They did more tests today and it’s not good and we’re going to have decide where we go with that in the next few days.”
There were high expectations for Troup coming into the season after he added nine pounds of lean muscle and looked strong in the early stages of training camp. But the lower back problems that were nagging him as a rookie became more pronounced this fall keeping him out of four of the first five games. He took on a rotational role after that, but was obviously playing at less than 100 percent.
“Yeah, he hasn’t been 100 percent in a long time and we had so much promise for him early in camp and early in the season, it’s been tough on everybody, especially losing Kyle the way we did,” said Gailey. ”It’s been
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Torell Troup was placed on the injured reserve list today, ending his second season with the team. Troup was the second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and it's a pick that is looking shaky. Troup played in six of 11 games this season. He played 16 snaps a game in the six games he appeared. Over 11 games his average was only nine snaps a game...
The lost season for nose tackle Torell Troup sounds like it's about to come to a premature end.
Troup missed Sunday's game in New York after the persistent lower back tightness that has plagued him all year flared up Saturday night. It then got worse on game day.
"It really locked up Sunday morning," coach Chan Gailey said. "They did more tests [Monday...
Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that Torell Troup will have back surgery, which prompted his move to I-R.
“They determined surgery was needed,” said Gailey. “It’s unfortunate for him and for us.”
With Torell Troup going on injured reserve Buffalo’s options for a 3-4 nose tackle are down to two.
Realistically only Marcell Dareus and Kellen Heard are capable of being an effective nose tackle in a 3-4 front for Buffalo now. Of late the Bills have played more of a 4-3 front, so the loss of Troup might not be that severe.
Based on what Chan Gailey said last week regarding 4...
Backup defensive tackle Torell Troup became the latest Buffalo Bill to land on season-ending injured reserve.
The Buffalo Bills placed second-year defensive tackle Torell Troup on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.
The Bills three-game losing streak has been less about effort and more about consistency in the eyes of Chan Gailey. That’s why he believes smarter play coupled with effort will get them back to a level of play that was getting Buffalo wins earlier this season.
“I believe we have guys that understand about fighting through tough times and fighting through adversity and I think...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Now is the time for coach Chan Gailey and his players to draw whatever tangible strength...
The Buffalo Bills' three-game road trip ended today without a win. Hear from the team following the loss to the Jets below:
Coach Chan Gailey
Bills coach Chan Gailey was optimistic about the health of cornerback Leodis McKelvin entering the game against the Titans Sunday but was cautious about strong safety George Wilson. McKelvin bruised ribs in the loss at New York Sunday.
“Probably Leodis’ is less significant, so he has a better chance to practice today or tomorrow," said Gailey. "He might not get out...
Bills coach Chan Gailey praised the work of WR Brad Smith. The Dolphins’ recent winning ways killed their chances to draft Stanford QB Andrew Luck, but USC’s Matt Barkley, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones and Baylor’s Robert Griffin all could be draft-day options in Miami. Former Patriots WR/DB Troy Brown likes what he sees in current Patriots…