Three starting defenders are not practicing for the Bills.
The new addition is CB Terrence McGee, who was not seen anywhere on the field during the portion of practice in which the media is permitted to watch. We’ll check with Chan Gailey after practice to see if McGee has been officially added to the injury report or if he has an excused absence.
DE Marcus Stroud (ankle) and ILB Andra Davis (shoulder) are not practicing for a second straight day, lessening their chances of playing on Sunday. If Stroud is not available on Sunday it greatly increases the chances of Alex Carrington making his NFL debut against the Jets. The rookie third-round pick has been inactive for the first three games this season.
Another development in relation to Davis is LB Reggie Torbor is working at inside linebacker alongside Keith Ellison. With Davis out of the lineup, it was initially thought that Akin Ayodele would step in, but Torbor, who played ILB for defensive coordinator George Edwards in Miami the past two years, appears to be the one that would fill the void inside if Davis can’t go.
Torbor has been playing the weak outside linebacker position since he signed with Buffalo back in May, but he has familiarity with the ILB position from his time in the 3-4 system.
Tags: Andra Davis, Marcus Stroud, practice update, Terrence McGee
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