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David Nelson WRs in flux

(UPDATED) The Bills were fielding a mixed batch of receivers in practice today, due to injuries. None of the five guys practicing at receiver were listed at receiver for the season opener.

However, it's expected the Bills' current top three at the position will be ready for the game against the New York Jets Sunday.

David Nelson sat out while recovering from illness that bothered him late last week.

"I'll be full go tomorrow," Nelson said after practice. "After the performance last week I'm very eager to get back on the field and get to work."

In the loss at Miami, Nelson saw a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick bounce off his hands and into the arms of a Dolphins player. It set up the Dolphins for a touchdown that put them ahead, 28-3.

"It was a rough week last week," Nelson said. "I kind of rolled my ankle a little bit in the Dallas game. I had a stomach flu last Thursday. I didn't eat for two or three days. I didn't feel very good before the game started. I was trying to play with it. I got hit and knocked the wind out of me, and I couldn't get right. They didn't feel like it was in my best interest to continue to play in the second half."

Stevie Johnson was working out in the weight room. He was resting, but he's expecting to be fine for Sunday. Donald Jones, of course, is on the injured reserve list due to his high ankle sprain. Naaman Roosevelt wasn't practicing, but he was in the locker room and is expected to be ready for the Jets game.

Working with the WR unit were Brad Smith, Ruvell Martin, Kamar Aiken, Derek Hagan and Tim Toone. Aiken and Hagan were just added to the active roster this week. Toone is on the practice squad.

---Mark Gaughan


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