Inside The Bills

Moats set to play DE if needed

Posted by Chris Brown on December 1, 2012 – 9:20 am

Bills LB Arthur Moats has experience playing defensive end from his college days at James Madison. He made need to lean on that experience Sunday with Buffalo short at the position going into the Jaguars game.

Moats practiced with the defensive line group in practice Friday this week so he’s prepared if called upon. With Chris Kelsay and Mark Anderson both out, Buffalo has just Kyle Moore, Shawne Merriman and Mario Williams at defensive end. Though Spencer Johnson is capable of playing outside as well, he’s been bothered by a sore ankle and was sick this week making him questionable for Sunday.

“It felt good, but it was just practice for an emergency (situation), so I’m prepared,” Moats told late this week. “I’m always comfortable with stuff like that. I don’t know how far it’s going but I’m prepared for it either way.”

Moats already stepped in for a play here or there at end against Indianapolis last week.

“He stepped in there for a couple of snaps last week at defensive end and did a couple of nice things,” said Chan Gailey. “He’s a linebacker, but if you get in a pinch he needs to know what to do. So we worked him for a few snaps in practice this week just in case something has to happen there.”


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