By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills have had problems at their offensive guard spots.
Left guard Colin Brown has struggled. Right guard Kraig Urbik is dealing with a knee injury.
That's why Doug Legursky's return from a knee injury is worth watching. Legursky, hurt in the third preseason game, has been listed as a full practice participant this week.
Bills coach Doug Marrone, however, said the team will exercise caution with activating Legursky for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens or beyond.
"We're still working with Doug," Marrone said. "A lot of it is communication with Doug and exactly how he feels. He's coming back, and there's still some things that pull a little bit.
"Now, it's more of conditioning and when he can be 110 percent and feeling good. Then I think we'll be able to pull the string, make a decision of whether he's up or down."
When asked, Marrone wouldn't commit to re-opening the left guard competition between Legursky and Brown. Marrone said he would wait until Legursky was fully recovered before deciding further.
Analytics site ProFootballFocus.com grades Brown the worst guard in the NFL through three weeks. PFF has faulted Brown for one sack, four quarterback hits and a league-high 13 hurries.
STATS Inc. has pegged Brown for two sacks allowed.
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