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Monday, October 21, 2013
Bills' defense close to full strength

By Mike Rodak

MIAMI -- A look at snaps played by Buffalo Bills defensive players, while analyzing how the totals reflect the way players were utilized (totals provided by the NFL):

LB Kiko Alonso -- 66 of 66
S Jim Leonhard -- 62 of 66
DE Mario Williams -- 62 of 66
CB Leodis McKelvin -- 53 of 66
DT Kyle Williams -- 53 of 66
DT Marcell Dareus -- 52 of 66
S Jairus Byrd -- 51 of 66
S Da'Norris Searcy -- 49 of 66
S Aaron Williams -- 45 of 66
CB Nickell Robey -- 38 of 66
OLB Jerry Hughes -- 38 of 66
CB Stephon Gilmore -- 36 of 66
OLB Manny Lawson -- 28 of 66
DL Corbin Bryant -- 25 of 66
DT Alan Branch -- 25 of 66
LB Arthur Moats -- 19 of 66
DL Jay Ross -- 12 of 66
CB Ron Brooks -- 7 of 66
LB Nigel Bradham -- 4 of 66
OLB Jamaal Westerman -- 1 of 66
S Duke Williams -- 0 of 66

Analysis: For the first time this season, the defensive unit was healthy and fully intact. Aside from Lawson's injury and some plays that Robey missed due to injury, this is the closest the Bills have been to the group that began training camp. ... The 25-25 snap split between Bryant and Branch is notable, and may suggest the Bills are favoring Bryant more. It had been Branch receiving most of the snaps in place of Alex Carrington, who is on injured reserve. ... After a spike in snaps last week, Bradham returned to the role he'd been in most of the season, seeing minimal action on defense. ... Brooks, playing in his first game since fracturing his foot in Week 1, saw limited time.