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Eric Wood expects to play Sunday

By Jay Skurski

Allow me to interrupt the continuing coverage of the Bills' new lease agreement to pass along a few football-related notes.

It looks like the team will have center Eric Wood back on the field Sunday when it takes on the Miami Dolphins. Wood has missed the past two games with a partially torn MCL in his left knee.

"Barring any unforeseen setback, I'll be out there on Sunday," he said following practice today.

"Eric we're going to list as questionable. He did a lot of work again today, but I think we still need to list him there just in case there's a flair up between now and game time," coach Chan Gailey said, adding he was very encouraged by the progress Wood has made.

The Bills ruled defensive end Mark Anderson out. He was active last week against Seattle, but did not play. Anderson has been out since Week Five against San Francisco. Linebacker Chris White (hamstring) and receiver Marcus Easley (hamstring) also were ruled out after missing practice all week.

Wood is the only player listed as questionable. The team lists 11 players as probable. They are: DE Mario Williams (wrist), CB Aaron Williams (knee), RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), TE Lee Smith (back), DT Marcell Dareus (knee, wrist), FS Jairus Byrd (foot), CB Justin Rogers (foot), LB Nick Barnett (knee), DT Kyle Williams (ankle), G Andy Levitre (knee) and TE Scott Chandler (foot).

The Dolphins ruled receiver Davone Bess (receiver), linebacker Koa Misi (ankle) and K Dan Carpenter (groin) as out.

Cornerback Nolan Carroll (knee), defensive tackle Randy Starks (not injury related), receiver Brian Hartline (back) and tight end Jeron Mastrud (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday.

Five Miami players are probable: S Chris Clemons (neck/ribs), LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), DE Derrick Shelby (groin), S Jimmy Wilson (hip) and WR Armon Binns (ankle).

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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.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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