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Seasons are over for Kevin Kolb, Brad Smith

Kevin Kolb and Brad Smith
The Bills placed quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Brad Smith on injured reserve.

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills have placed three players on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Although several cuts were reported, the only official moves for now are quarterback Kevin Kolb, fullback Drew Smith and receiver Brad Smith heading to IR.

Left guard Doug Legursky suffered a nasty left knee injury in Thursday night's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions, but the Bills haven't declared their intentions for him yet.

Rosters must be trimmed to 53 players by 6 p.m. Saturday.

Kolb was diagnosed with a concussion from last weekend's exhibition at Washington. He has had at least three in his career, and the Bills couldn't afford to hold a roster spot open for such a serious and unpredictable injury.

Brad Smith injured his ribs Thursday night. Drew Smith has a thumb injury that will require surgery.


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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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