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Bills-Texans injury report a long read

By Jay Skurski

The injury report handed out today at One Bills Drive should have chapters in it.

The Bills list 15 players on the injury report, same as the Texans.

Here's the breakdown from the Buffalo side: Defensive end Mark Anderson (knee) and guard Chad Rinehart (ankle) did not practice. Rinehart is out and it's doubtful Anderson will play Sunday. Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (ankle), cornerback Terrence McGee (knee), defensive tackle Kyle Williams (ankle) and offensive tackle Erik Pears (hip) were limited participants. Pears made his first appearance on the injury report all season. 

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (shoulder), wide receiver Brad Smith (chest), running back C.J. Spiller (shoulder), guard Kraig Urbik (ankle), wide receiver Donald Jones (low back), defensive end Mario Williams (wrist), guard Andy Levitre (knee), center Eric Wood (knee) and defensive end Chris Kelsay (ankle) were all full participants.

The Bills, if you'll recall, were fined $20,000 by the NFL earlier this season for not disclosing Mario Williams' wrist injury on their report. It seems they're determined not to let that happen again.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said before practice he has not made any changes to his starting lineup that were not injury-related.

On the Houston side, nose tackle Shaun Cody (back), receiver Andre Johnson (non-injury related), running back Ben Tate (hamstring) and guard Cody White (illness) did not practice. Linebacker Bryan Braman (neck), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (groin), nose tackle Earl Mitchell (ankle), linebacker Jesse Nading (foot/neck), defensive end Antonio Smith (ankle) and strong safety Quintin Demps (thumb/forearm) were limited participants. Wide receiver Lester Jean (knee), guard Ben Jones (illness), free safety Shiloh Keh (back), left guard Wade Smith (knee) and quarterback T.J. Yates (right elbow) were full participants.

Johnson missed practice for personal reasons, according to Houston coach Gary Kubiak, but is expected to return Thursday.

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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

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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.

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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.

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