The Bills will be without starting right tackle Cornell Green for several games, coach Chan Gailey said after Wednesday's practice.
"We rested a bunch of guys today," Gailey said. "The only one that looks like we will not have for awhile now is Cornell Green. We'll miss him for awhile."
Green had been bothered by a sore knee in preseason, but he has not missed any practice time the first five weeks. However, Green had to be relieved in the fourth quarter against Jacksonville on Sunday by rookie Cordaro Howard. Gailey would not be specific about Green's injury but he said it will not require surgery.
"It's stuff he's been dealing with," Gailey said. "It got a little worse, and we let it go. He probably pushed it too far last week and it's cost him a few games."
Asked if Howard will take Green's spot, Gailey said: "Right now, yes."
Howard moved up to the No. 3 spot at offensive tackle, ahead of Jamon Meredith, for the Week Three game against New England. Meredith worked as the No. 3 tackle all offseason and all preseason, but he was cut by the Bills after four games. Veteran Kirk Chambers worked as the No. 4 tackle on the roster much of the offseason. He was released at the end of the preseason. Rookie Ed Wang, who had surgery in August to repair a thumb injury, should be getting closer to being available.