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Bills guard Doug Legursky returns to practice field

By Tim Graham

Buffalo Bills guard Doug Legursky was back on the practice field today.

That doesn't fall in the "breaking news" category, but given the Bills' struggles at left guard over the first couple weeks of the season, it's a potentially important development.

Left guard Colin Brown beat out Legursky for the job early in training camp, but Brown has struggled according to analytics site ProFootballFocus.com.

PFF's metrics rank Brown the worst guard in the league.

He has graded out at minus- 9.8 in run blocking and minus-5.9 in pass blocking. PFF has faulted him for EJ Manuel's lone sack and eight hurries, including all four in Sunday's 24-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Legursky had a large brace on his left knee, which he injured in the second preseason game. Legursky's injury appeared serious at the time, but he was not placed on short-term injured reserve because the Bills expected him back and able to contribute.

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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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