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Chandler limited, Dareus ready

Bills tight end Scott Chandler was limited in practice today, while defensive tackle Marcell Dareus practiced fully. 

Chandler has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle and still is feeling the affects of the injury. But Bills coach Chan Gailey is hopeful he will be ready to face Denver on Saturday.

"I think we've got a decent chance," Gailey said. "I'm not ready to give my full endorsement but I think we've got a decent chance."

Chandler's availability is important, because the Bills lost their No. 2 tight end, Lee Smith, to an ankle injury last week. Smith has been a pretty capable blocker, and the Bills could use some extra blockers on the edge against Denver pass rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. That leaves Mike Caussin and two newly acquired players, Fendi Onobun and Kevin Brock, as the other options at the position.

Meanwhile, Gailey said both Dareus and receiver Stevie Johnson should be good to face the Broncos. Dareus injured his hand against Miami. Johnson was limited in practice with a sore groin. Receiver and special-teamer Ruvell Martin also was limited in practice. Running back Johnny White did not practice due to a concussion.

Denver is in good health entering the game. Safety Brian Dawkins (neck) was limited.

---Mark Gaughan

 

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