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TE Stupar impresses

Jonathan Stupar continued to hold down the starting tight end spot for the Buffalo Bills heading into Thursday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Stupar, who was on the Bills' practice squad in 2008 and who saw limited duty in 2009, is working ahead of second-year man Shawn Nelson, a fourth-round pick last season.

Coach Chan Gailey on Stupar: "Stup is a very solid, consistent football player. He can’t go in there and knock people off the ball. He can’t run down the field and run a 4.5. but he’s a good route runner. He’s an intelligent player. He fights every snap. He’s more than an adequate blocker. He’s done a good job so far. He’s been one of the pleasant surprises of camp."

For a longer look at the competition between Stupar and Nelson, see Wednesday's editions of The News.

---Mark Gaughan

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