Inside The Bills

Injury update

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2009 – 11:38 am

There are a handful of other players that are getting closer to returning to the lineup as they come off injury. Dick Jauron updated the status of some of those players Monday.

“Jonathan Scott and Bryan Scott both worked out already (Monday) and are looking a little better,” said Jauron. “That’s kind of day-to-day. Donte (Whitner) is in that same group day-to-day.”

TE Shawn Nelson, who was battling flu-like symptoms and missed Sunday’s game is also improving.”

“Coming off the illness we’re a little more optimistic about him having a chance to participating (in practice) this week, so that would be good for us,” said Jauron.

Buffalo played Sunday’s game with just two healthy tight ends in Jonathan Stupar and Derek Fine. So getting Nelson back would be a help obviously.

If Whitner and Bryan Scott are both available Sunday, it will be interesting to see how the defensive staff puts the starting lineup together. With Jairus Byrd unlikely to come out of the lineup, Perry Fewell may consider rotating both Scott and Whitner at the strong safety position based on down and distance and what the opponent can throw at the Bills offensively by way of a pass catching tight end.

Houston has a dynamic pass catching tight end in Owen Daniels, so who Buffalo gets back at the safety position could make for some interesting lineup decisions.

If Jonathan Scott is up this week, it’s expected that he’ll return to the starting right tackle role moving rookie Jamon Meredith back to the bench after two straight starts.


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