Inside The Bills

Scott at LB a real possibility

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2009 – 1:29 pm

Although SS Bryan Scott put his chances of appearing in a game at LB for the Bills as extremely remote, head coach Dick Jauron had a different assessment.

When asked about the chances of possibly seeing Scott at OLB where he practiced the past two days with all the injuries at that position, Jauron did not dismiss it.

“It is (a possibility),” Jauron said. “We wanted him to get some work there with him this week just to look at it. He’s a good football player and he’s an experienced player. We’re just so beat up at that spot that it made sense to do it. So that’s what we’ve done with these couple of days or work.”

Scott felt he would only play there in a crisis situation, but the Bills aren’t that far away from such a scenario. Kawika Mitchell is already lost for the season and Keith Ellison is nursing a quad injury. If Ellison can’t go next week, Scott could very well be starting at LB.

Last Sunday rookie Nic Harris filled in for Ellison when he left the game and fellow rookie Ashlee Palmer has seen some time on the field as well, but it’s clear the defensive staff wants experienced players on the field with Chris Draft’s recent insertion into the starting lineup. It’s not unreasonable to think that they’d like to have a seven-year vet to line up alongside Poz and Draft if Ellison can’t play in Week 10.

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