By Jay Skurski
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey expressed concern today over cornerback Terrence McGee, who missed practice as the Bills returned from their bye weekend.
McGee has now missed two straight practices since the team's game Oct. 21 against the Tennessee Titans. It's been a season-long struggle for the veteran cornerback in coming back from offseason surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon.
McGee played in a season-high 37 snaps against Arizona in Week Six, but managed just 15 against the Titans.
"He struggled to get back completely from that last game so we're giving him as much rest as we can possibly give him to see where he is," Gailey said.
The coach didn't disagree when told it sounded like he was concerned.
"There is [concern]," he said. "I mean, there is. If it takes longer and longer for a guy to come back every time, then it has to be a problem for him and for us. It's tough on him because I know what kind of competitor he is.
"He's worked so hard to get back. He wants to and the thing about him is he can't go half-speed. That's the thing about him, he can't go through the motions and then play hard on Sunday. He pushes himself in practice. So that's part of it."