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Fitz out again

Bills coach Chan Gailey expressed some concern about Ryan Fitzpatrick playing Sunday against the Jets after the quarterback was held out of practice again Thursday because of a sore knee.

 Fitzpatrick has played every down since becoming the starter in Week Three. If he can’t go Brian Brohm will get his first start of the season. That's a strong possibility if Fitzpatrick doesn't practice Friday.

“If a guy doesn’t practice, you’re concerned,’’ Gailey said. “We hope he can make it. I don’t know if he will or not, to be honest with you.’’

The Bills’ short-handed wide receiver corps might be without Donald Jones, who hasn’t practiced because of a blow to the head he took in last week’s game. Jones may have a concussion, though Gailey stopped short of calling it that.

 “I don’t know if [the team doctors] said that, but he got it banged around,’’ Gailey said. “I don’t want to say it is until they tell me officially what it is. But I know they are doing a bunch of tests on him, and he’s got to pass a bunch of stuff before he can play.’’

The Bills are already going to be without receiver David Nelson (ribs). They signed Paul Hubbard off the practice squad earlier this week. Safety Jon Corto and linebacker Mike Balogun also missed practice with illnesses. Balogun was added to the injury list Thursday.

Nose tackle Kyle Williams (hip), left tackle Demetrius Bell (knee), linebacker Chris Kelsay (knee), cornerback Terrence McGee (head) and nose tackle Torell Troup (back) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

---Allen Wilson 


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