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Sam Young to fill swing role

By Jay Skurski

With Chad Rinehart's ankle injury being long term, the Buffalo Bills have now lost the two interior reserve offensive linemen they started the season with (Colin Brown is on injured reserve because of a torn hamstring).

That means Sam Young, who started the season as the team's fourth tackle, will now have to practice at both guard and tackle. The Bills also have David Snow on the 53-man roster, but as coach Chan Gailey said this week, he's more of a center at this point.

"Probably Sam has to be a jack of all trades knowing guard and tackle. David [Snow] been working more at center than he has anything else at this point. But he’s got to start learning the guard spot too," Gailey said. "It depends on how quickly we get [Kraig] Urbik back, how quickly we get Cordy [Glenn] back. We expect to have both of 'em hopefully for this ball game coming up."

If Glenn and Urbik do return for Week Nine's game against Houston, as expected, the Bills will have their starting five along the line from the season opener back together. But their depth, especially along the interior, is much thinner than when the season began.

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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.

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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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