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Bills captain George Wilson won't talk about safety rotation

By Tim Graham

HOUSTON -- Buffalo Bills captain George Wilson refused to discuss why he was on the sidelines for much of Sunday's 21-9 loss to the Houston Texans in Reliant Stadium.

About the only things Wilson would say about it in the visitors' locker room was that it wasn't because he was hurt and that he's now in a rotation with sophomore Da'Norris Searcy.

"I wasn't banged up at all," Wilson said. "You have to talk to the coaching staff on the rotation."

By the time reporters had a chance to speak with Wilson, head coach Chan Gailey already had held his postgame news conference and hadn't been asked about the Wilson/Searcy switch.

Wilson finished with five tackles. Searcy had three tackles.

As for the defense having its moments and not being blown out in a loss for a change, Wilson wouldn't allow any satisfaction.

"There's no sympathy in this league," Wilson said. "Obviously, we didn't play well enough to win. We played better than we have in the past, but there's no moral victories in this game. Wins and losses are the only thing that count.

"We've got to keep plugging away. I know it's very cliché, but that's the only thing we can do."

Bills captains are having a rough season so far. Their jobs clearly aren't guaranteed.

The Bills cut special-teams co-captain Brian Moorman after Week Two. Offensive co-captain Fred Jackson was hurt in the season opener, has not been consistently productive and could be on the verge of being supplanted by C.J. Spiller as the lead back.

The other captains are quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, defensive tackle Kyle Williams and fullback Corey McIntrye.

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Tim Graham

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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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