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Jones has high ankle sprain

Bills coach Chan Gailey's creative playcalling will be further put to the test starting Sunday in New York.

Gailey revealed today that No. 2 receiver Donald Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Eagles. The injury will keep Jones out of the lineup for 4-to-6 weeks, Gailey said.

Jones has 16 catches for 174 yards and one touchdown on the season. While his modest 10.9 yards-per-catch average may not fully support the case, the Bills depend on Jones to be their deep threat. He ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the 2010 NFL Combine, making him the team's fastest receiver.

With Jones out, the Bills are going to have to find another way to stretch the field.

"We’ll work some different ways to get that done. I think we can do it with our packages," Gailey said. "I’m not sure we need to have any knee-jerk reaction to try and find somebody today, but if somebody comes along who looks like they might fit, we’re always trying to upgrade our football team."

Gailey said the Bills will also use Brad Smith more as a receiver.

"It's all hands on deck this week, and maybe for the next few weeks," the coach said.

The Bills have one receiver on their practice squad, Kamar Aiken, a 6-foot-2, 213-pound undrafted free agent out of Central Florida.

---Jay Skurski


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