The Bills hope to get DE Chris Kelsay back on the field Wednesday. And they’re still not sure when another DE, Mark Anderson, might be ready to return. But for now, 4th year man Kyle Moore looks like he’s staying with the starters.
Moore has started the last two games at right defensive end, after Kelsay injured a ligament in his neck in a practice session two weeks ago. Appearing Wednesday night on The John Murphy Show, Moore said he hopes he can stay with the starters at that spot, and he feels like he’s been contributing.
“I hope so, Moore said on the radio show. “I think the coaches believe in me, and I showed them that I could play and come up when those guys go down, I can fill their void. I think so.”
Moore had seven previous NFL starts, all of them when he played in Tampa Bay two seasons ago. The Bills signed him off the Lions practice squad last year and he saw action in four games in 2011 in a reserve role. But he’s started the last two games, and he has sacks in two of the last three games.
Moore told John Murphy he put in some hard work during the offseason to get ready to play this season if the Bills needed him.
” I work hard in whatever I do, ” he said, “lift weights, work on my craft in the offseason. Coming into the season, I try to use all that stuff. At the beginning of the season, I didn’t know what was going to happen to the rotations of the ends. I just wanted to wait my turn. Once I finally got my opportunity, I told myself there’s no going back.”
Moore finished the Miami game with two tackles and two quarterback hits. He’s made a difference on the Bills defensive line and he’s hoping to continue to do so.
The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7-9pm on the flagship station of the Buffalo Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.
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