Sunday, October 11, 2009
Bills roster even more threadbare
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills went into Sunday's game with a ramshackle roster.
They're even more dilapidated now.
In Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, the Bills have lost three more players at the two positions they were thinnest: linebacker and offensive line.
Defensive captain Kawika Mitchell was carted off in the first half with a leg injury that looked serious. This week, Mitchell was switched to middle linebacker to replace Marcus Buggs, who replaced captain Paul Posluszny, who suffered a broken forearm in Week 1.
Buggs was carted off the field with a leg injury in the second half.
Keith Ellison is in the middle now.
The Bills also lost right tackle Jonathan Scott with an apparent leg injury. Scott became a starter when Brad Butler went on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in Week 2.
Kirk Chambers, a veteran journeyman cut as the end of training camp, replaced Scott.
Buffalo also is playing without both of their regular starting safeties, Donte Whitner and Bryan Scott.