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Stroud probably out

Defensive end Marcus Stroud had his left foot in a boot on Wednesday and is not looking promising to play Sunday vs. the New York Jets. Bills coach Chan Gailey said he thinks Stroud is the only player who may miss the game due to injury. Gailey expects linebacker Paul Posluszny, out the past two weeks, to play. Posluszny was practicing on Wednesday. Tight end Jonathan Stupar did not appear to be practicing, but he's expected to be ready. The injury report will be out about 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, linebacker Kawika Mitchell was in the locker room. Mitchell is on injured reserve with a foot injury suffered in preseason. Mitchell said it was a Lisfranc sprain. That's a dislocation of one of the small joints of the midfoot. The injury got its name from a doctor who diagnosed the condition, which usually occurred when a soldier fell from his horse, but his foot did not release from the stirrup. Mitchell said he would be out about 12 weeks, or perhaps longer.

Said Mitchell: "Somebody stepped on the outside of my foot and it just flexed the Lisfranc joint on the inside. Instantly I knew something was wrong with it."

Elsewhere: Lee Evans on the offense looking more confident with Ryan Fitzpatrick: "He helped. He made a lot of plays in the pocket, outside of the pocket, just giving guys chances. He got rid of the ball got the ball out of his hand. He made the offense a lot better, with some of the things he did. He brings his own type of savvy to it."

Asked about the team being decisive in making changes to try to get the team turned around, Evans said: "They have a plan and they want to implement it. For some people it works and for some people it doesn’t. But they have a plan and they want to move forward, so you’ve got to respect that."

Sunday's game is sold out. The Bills will be wearing their throwback uniforms.

---Mark Gaughan


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