Inside The Bills

Troup still not right

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2011 – 8:23 am

Bills DT Torell Troup played in Sunday’s game against the Giants. It was just his second appearance of the season and with Kyle Williams out did not even start.

Kellen Heard got the nod, in part because Troup’s lower back still is not right. Troup could manage all of about 10-12 plays last Sunday.

“He’s not 100-percent or anywhere close right now,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “He’s functional but not at top form.”

Knowing how hard Troup worked in the offseason to make himself a better player has the second-year player frustrated by this persistent back problem. It’s unclear if the bye week will do much to improve his condition, which unfortunately puts him in a similar position as Kyle Williams, whose nagging foot problem is unlikely to go away the rest of this season either.

It leaves the Bills precariously thin at nose tackle for the final 10 games of the season.

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