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Torbor out, Ellis in

Bills starting outside linebacker Reggie Torbor is out for about three weeks due to an injury suffered in Thursday's game in Toronto. Coach Chan Gailey did not disclose what part of the body is hurt.

Said Gailey: "Torbor’s out for awhile. I don’t know what the prognosis is exactly. They’re doing more tests. But I know he’s out for three weeks probably. He got hurt in the game."

That probably puts Torbor out for the season opener against Miami, which is 21 days away. Chris Ellis took Torbor's spot with the starters in Saturday's practice. Torbor has been playing on all first downs and "normal" down and distance situations. When the Bills go to an extra defensive back, then Aaron Maybin comes on the field.

Meanwhile, Gailey indicated the Bills probably would add another tight end to the roster. Derek Schouman is out three to six weeks with a knee injury suffered in Thursday's game. Schouman missed most of spring practice due to injury.

Said Gailey: "Schouman is gonna be out for awhile. I don’t know how long, but he’s going to be out awhile. That guy can’t get a break. He just can’t stay on the field. He’s not getting enough reps. He’s got a lot of making up to do when he gets back but it’s going to be anywhere from three to six (weeks)."

Elsewhere on the injury front, rookie receiver Marcus Easley had surgery, believed to be on his knee, and he's out "awhile," according to Gailey.

On the positive side, running back Marshawn Lynch (ankle) and receiver David Nelson (ankle) both were running pretty well on the side during practice. Gailey said both of them, as well as receiver James Hardy, who has been out 10 days, should be back soon, maybe in time for the next game, Saturday against Cincinnati.

---Mark Gaughan


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