Henry To Play: Travis Henry was held out of practice once again today but he told the team and the coaches that he will play on Sunday. As we reported earlier he is listed as questionable on the injury report but is feeling significantly better. Joe Burns has been getting the majority of the snaps in practice this week with practice squad RB Ken Simonton getting some also. If Henry can't go on Sunday, look for the Bills to activate Simonton.
Bills Add RB: Due to the injuries in the backfield the Bills have added a second running back to the practice squad. Nick Maddox comes to the Bills after spending the summer with San Diego. He signed with them as an undrafted free agent after playing for Florida St. in college. The Bills released WR Jerel Myers to make room for him. The move was made due to the growing number of injuries at the position.
Bledsoe Knows Big Challenge Awaits: Drew Bledsoe spoke to reporters today and said the running struggles has been a combination of things. He feels he needs to do a better job of getting the team in the best possible situation and the line and backs need to do a better job of executing. He did say that the last two weeks the teams were intent on stopping the run. He feels the receivers woes from last week was just an example of great coverage by Miami. On the gadget plays, he said they are all or nothing and since it didn't work they look bad. He feels on those kind of plays you would hope the worst thing would be that you get another chance and not turn the ball over like they did last week. He knows the Eagles are a hungy, wounded animal that has some real good players coming off of some rest and it presents a big challenge for the Bills. He feels they will have to bring their best game this week to win.
Williams Wants Fast Start For Crowd: Gregg Williams addressed the media in his usual Wednesday press conference. He said the team is focused on playing the Eagles at home and will look to start fast to get the crowd fired up. The team is excited and look to be successful in execution. He feels the game against Miami wasn't as dominated by the Dolphins when they looked at the film as they originally thought. He knows the Eagles are battling injuries but he thinks they were helped by their bye week and the team expects their best and they will adapt to their injuries.
Henry Listed As Questionable: Three running backs are the only players on the injury report for the Bills. Travis Henry is officially listed as questionable, Sammy Morris is out as expected and Phillip Crosby is doubtful. The Eagles list six players on the report. Brian Dawkins is out and Bobby Taylor is doubtful in their depleted secondary. Morris had successful surgery and the team will take it week by week. Crosby is making progress and they will take a look at him later in the week. The coach said Henry is significantly better and is planning on playing on Sunday. That contradicts reports that said he may miss four weeks. Injury Report.
Matchup On Sunday Will Be Tough: The Bills limp into this week's matchup with Philadelphia as the running back position has been decimated with injuries. The Eagles have been banged up in their defensive secondary and have had a week off to rest their injuries and think about their suprising 0-2 start. That will make this game very tough for the Bills. Game Preview.
Tuesday September 23, 2003
Henry Out Four Weeks? There is a report that Eric Moulds said last night that Travis Henry will be out a minimum of four weeks with torn cartilage on the rib. This is a similar injury that Rob Johnson had when he was in Buffalo. There is no confirmation to this report at this time. The Bills said they will decide tomorrow on if they need to bring in another running back and we will know more when the injury report comes out. With Sammy Morris already on the shelf for a minimum of two weeks the Bills may be suddenly very thin at running back. A position that was a strength in training camp.
Bills Loss Is Like A Hangover: The last time Tony Bogyo checked in he was weary of the 2-0 start. Now his worst fears have been realized and he is fighting the hangover from the loss with all Bills fans. Complete Story.
Bills Manhandled By Dolphins: The talk of Super Bowl was definitely premature. The Bills were manhandled by the Dolphins and they need to hope that this loss was a wakeup call early in the season. Complete Story.
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