Bills DT Torell Troup has had lingering back problems that only worsened before Sunday’s game.
“Torell’s back acted up Saturday night and then it really locked up Sunday morning,” said head coach Chan Gailey in response to why the nose tackle was inactive. ”They did more tests today and it’s not good and we’re going to have decide where we go with that in the next few days.”
There were high expectations for Troup coming into the season after he added nine pounds of lean muscle and looked strong in the early stages of training camp. But the lower back problems that were nagging him as a rookie became more pronounced this fall keeping him out of four of the first five games. He took on a rotational role after that, but was obviously playing at less than 100 percent.
“Yeah, he hasn’t been 100 percent in a long time and we had so much promise for him early in camp and early in the season, it’s been tough on everybody, especially losing Kyle the way we did,” said Gailey. ”It’s been hard.”
Gailey admitted that with five games to play that injured reserve is a possibility. Buffalo currently has two defensive linemen on their practice squad in Lionel Dotson and Jay Ross.
It is a possibility, yes, unfortunately it is.
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