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Bills place Chris Hairston on IR; Sam Young to start at RT

By Mark Gaughan

The Buffalo Bills today put tackle Chris Hairston on the injured reserve list due to the foot injury he suffered against Jacksonville on Sunday.

This puts Sam Young in the starter's spot not just for Sunday's game against St. Louis, but for the final four games of the season.

It's a blow to the Bills. Hairston has been playing well since right tackle Erik Pears went down for the season five games ago. Hairston actually has started eight straight games. He filled in for left tackle Cordy Glenn for three weeks before the Pears injury.

The Bills signed tackle Chris Scott off Tennessee's practice squad to fill Hairston's spot on the roster. Scott, 6-4 and 360, was a fifth-round pick of Pittsburgh's in 2010.

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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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