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Leodis McKelvin, Donald Jones out for Bills; Marcus Easley active

By Tim Graham

TORONTO -- The Buffalo Bills won't have top kick and punt returner Leodis McKelvin or receiver Donald Jones for this afternoon's game against the Seattle Seahawks in the Rogers Centre.

McKelvin has been bothered by a groin injury, while Jones has struggled to overcome a strained calf.

Cornerback Aaron Williams will play for the first time since suffering a knee injury against the Houston Texans in Week Nine but will not start.

Rookie receiver T.J. Graham will start for Jones, and receiver Marcus Easley is active.

Here are all of the scratches:

Buffalo Bills

  • Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson
  • Wide receiver Donald Jones
  • Center Eric Wood
  • Tackle Chris Scott
  • Defensive tackle Jay Ross
  • Cornerback Leodis McKelvin
  • Cornerback T.J. Heath

Seattle Seahawks

  • Wide receiver Deon Butler
  • Guard Rishaw Johnson
  • Tackle Mike Person
  • Defensive tackle Jaye Howard
  • Cornerback Marcus Trufant
  • Cornerback Walter Thurmond
  • Cornerback DeShawn Shead
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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

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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