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Donald Jones misses practice, status for Sunday uncertain

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills might be without receiver Donald Jones for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Jones, limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, didn't practice at all today because of a calf problem.

"Donald Jones has had some tightness in his calf," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "We keep trying to get it out, but we haven't been able to do that yet."

Jones is Buffalo's second-leading receiver with 38 receptions for 410 yards and four touchdowns. His 68-yard catch-and-run touchdown in Week Four against the New England Patriots is the Bills' longest play from scrimmage this year.

"Missing practices like he has, parts of two and then an entire one, it hurts us," Gailey said. "But if he can play, he would know what to do. That's not an issue.

"We try to make sure guys practice Wednesday or Thursday. If you miss Wednesday and Thursday, then it's hard to play, in my opinion, because that's the major work days. But if you miss one or the other, then I think you can live with it."

H-back Dorin Dickerson also missed practice to attend a funeral and will be available Sunday.

Defensive ends Mark Anderson (knee) and Chris Kelsay (neck) already have been ruled out.

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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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