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Chan Gailey coy on O-line plan

By Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey's got a secret.

"I mean, we know what we're going to do, but to be honest with you I don't want to talk about it right now," Gailey said in reference to his plans along the offensive line.

With center Eric Wood out and right tackle Chris Hairston placed on injured reserve, the Bills will have two new starters along the line Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. One of those, Sam Young, will be at right tackle.

The mystery is where the other, rookie undrafted free agent David Snow, will play. Snow has split time at center and right guard with Kraig Urbik during the practice week. Asked if he could shed some light on his plans along the line, Gailey was less than forthcoming.

"We'll have five [linemen]. Ever play we'll have five, and some we'll have six," he said. "But that's about as far as I'm ready to go on that."

For their part, Snow and Urbik said they don't know where they'll be yet, and aren't really bothered by it.

"It doesn't really matter at this point. I'm just trying to help out as much as I can," Urbik said.

"It really doesn't make a difference. We're at home in both places. We've been playing guard and center for a long time," Snow said. "As long as I'm getting to play, it really doesn't make a difference."

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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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