Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey knows the rotation of his quarterbacks for Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he’s not ready to reveal it just yet.
“We’ll tell the quarterbacks before we tell you guys,’’ Gailey said to the media today.
The first team generally plays longer in the third preseason so expect starter Trent Edwards to play the majority, if not all, of the first half.
"I think we’ll be out there a little bit longer,’’ he said. “I think we’ll have a chance to find our rhythm and try to get in sync with everybody. There’s a little more emphasis placed on this game. Our game plan might be a little bit bigger and we’ve watched a little bit more film on these guys. They’ve played three preseason games already, so we kind of know what they’re doing. Again, they’re probably going to show us some different looks and we’ll be in there long enough to get our feet wet and to get in rhythm.’’
The rotation between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm – who have taken turns as the No. 2 in two preseason games – is another matter.
“Nothing’s changed,’’ Fitzpatrick said. "We’ve just been doing the same thing everyday rotating. We don’t know what the rotation will be for the game yet.’’
--- Running backs Fred Jackson (hand) and Marshawn Lynch (ankle) did not participate in practice along with safety Jairus Byrd (groin) and tight end Derek Schouman (knee). Linebacker Reggie Torbor also missed practice with an undisclosed injury suffered last week against Indianapolis and Gailey said he hopes to have him back by the season opener against at home against Miami. Rookie receiver Donald Jones was excused for a third consecutive day for personal reasons but Gailey said he should play this weekend against the Bengals. Linebacker Keith Ellison, who was held out of practice Wednesday for what Gailey called, “little flareups,’’ returned for Thursday’s workout.
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