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RB Johnny White returns as David Nelson goes to IR

By Jay Skurski

The Buffalo Bills will go with what they've got at wide receiver.

That decision was made evident late this morning when the team announced it has re-signed running back Johnny White, who was released during final cuts last month.

White fills the roster spot of receiver David Nelson, who was placed on injured reserve because of the torn ACL in his right knee suffered during Sunday's season-opening loss to the New York Jets.

White was needed because running back Fred Jackson will miss at least the rest of this month because of a sprained LCL. White will serve as the No. 3 back behind CJ Spiller and Tashard Choice.

The Bills opted not to add a receiver because they've still got five on the roster (counting Brad Smith) -- Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones, T.J. Graham and Ruvell Martin.

Coach Chan Gailey said Monday Graham, the team's rookie third-round pick, will get his shot in the home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs after being inactive against the Jets.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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