Merriman Injury Minor: Chan Gailey said the injury suffered by Shawne Merriman is minor and they were being cautious. He did admit that it makes his chances of playing on Sunday much slimmer than they were before the setback today. He also said it isn't surprising he would tweak a muscle since he isn't in football shape.
Merriman Hurt: As if things can't get any worse for the Bills, 15 minutes into his first practice with the Bills, Shawne Merriman left the field with a noticeable limp. He appeared to hurt his lower right leg, likely a calf muscle. This is not the same calf he injured early in the year with San Diego. It could be related to an Achilles injury he had on his right leg in the past. Chan Gailey said before practice he needs to see if Merriman is healthy before putting him on the field on Sunday. This injury probably puts an end to talk that he will play. Missing practice today were Lee Evans, Reggie Corner, Chris Kelsay, Eric Wood, Demetrius Bell and Cordaro Howard.
Two Added To Roster; Two To Practice Squad: The Bills filled their two open roster spots by promoting WR Paul Hubbard from the practice squad. They also signed LB Mike Balogun. They filled their two practice squad spots by signing local product FB Jehuu Caulcrick and WR Montez Billings. Hubbard was a sixth round pick of the Browns in 2008 and was on the Bills practice squad all year. Balogun was on the Tampa Bay practice squad and was an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma. Caulcrick was just released from the 49ers practice squad. He was with the Jets in 2008. Billings was on the Saints practice squad most recently and was an undrafted free agent out of Auburn.
Merriman Takes The Field: The Bills get back to work today for the first time since Sunday's loss in Toronto. Shawne Merriman will also hit the field with his new teammates. He hopes to play on Sunday but a decision won't likely be made until later this week. One player that won't be practicing is Cordaro Howard. Buffalo Sports Daily reports that he has a torn labrum and will miss one game. Injury Page.
Brown Honored: Ruben Brown will be honored with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award. There will be a ceremony before Sunday's game and at a luncheon during the Monday Quarterback Club's meeting at the HSBC arena. The award honors former Bills contribution to the team.
Tuesday November 9, 2010
Wrotto To Start: Chan Gailey confirmed yesterday that Mansfield Wrotto will start at right tackle instead of Cordaro Howard next week and will likely keep the job going forward. The two were scheduled to split time last week but Wrotto played the whole second half. Part of the reason is an ongoing shoulder problem that Howard has. He can still play but it is weak and he can't hold up for a complete game. Depth Chart.
Monday November 8, 2010
Two RBs Gone: The Bills continued a very busy Monday later this afternoon. They released RB Andre Anderson from the active roster. They also released FB Rodney Ferguson from the practice squad. That leaves them with two open roster spots and one open practice squad spot with the two injured reserve moves and the signing of RB Quinton Ganther. Front Office Page.
Parrish, Davis Season Over: Bad news on the injury front for the Bills. Chan Gailey announced that Roscoe Parrish suffered a broken wrist in the loss to the Bears yesterday and his season is over. He injured his wrist late in the game when trying to come down with a pass. X-rays revealed the break. In other bad injury news, Andra Davis is headed to injured reserve as he can't play through his torn labrum anymore. The team has one open roster spot now that Parrish and Davis are off the roster and Quinton Ganther is on it. David Nelson now becomes the number three wideout and Donald Jones moves up to number four. Injury Page.
Bills Add RB: The Bills announced that they have signed free agent RB Quinton Ganther. He started four games for the Redskins last year and was with Seattle for three games this year. The team has not announced a roster move yet to make room for Ganther. He would be the fourth tailback on the roster. Front Office Page.
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