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ILB no worry any more

Inside linebacker was looking like a worry position for the Buffalo Bills after the early hours of free agency, when Paul Posluszny signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bills appear well protected for injuries at the inside linebacker spots now. Last week's signing of veteran Kirk Morrison gives them three experienced veterans in the middle to go with young guys Kelvin Sheppard and Chris White. Morrison, who has started 95 of 96 games, participated in his first Bills practice Monday.

Said Gailey of Morrison: “He’s a veteran linebacker that’s played ‘mike’ linebacker a decent amount, and he’s been productive over the years. He brings some experience, speed and hopefully some good play to our football team. It’s going to take some work to get him involved and get him acclimated, but we’ve got a little bit of time so we’ll do the best we can.”

Gailey on Brad Smith and Kyle Williams sitting out practice: “He twisted his foot. I don’t know if we could call it an ankle, but he hurt his foot in the ball game the other day and finished the game. It just kind of got sore on him so we’re being precautionary and holding him out right now. Kyle Williams played in the game and did fine, but we’re being precautionary with a few things right now.”

Gailey said Donald Jones, Roscoe Parrish, Johnny White and Shawne Merriman all were limited in practice. "We’re just breaking them back in slowly. They got to practice today, but we’re going to be very careful with those guys."

---Mark Gaughan


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