Inside The Bills

Barnett likely to play Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on December 13, 2012 – 4:12 pm

Although Nick Barnett (knee) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday it doesn’t have head coach Chan Gailey concerned about the veteran linebacker’s availability on Sunday.

“Most everybody was back to practice today except for Nick,” said Gailey. “We held him out today. It’s just not coming back as fast. I don’t think anybody has any reservations about him playing on Sunday, it’s just not come back as fast.”

When asked about Barnett’s prospects for getting back on the practice field Friday were concerned, Gailey is expecting Barnett to participate.

“I’m anticipating him doing something tomorrow,” Gailey said. “I don’t know how much, but I’m anticipating him doing something.”

All the other defensive players that sat out Wednesday’s practice (Jairus Byrd, Leodis McKelvin, Spencer Johnson, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus) were back practicing Thursday.

“We had a bunch of guys that got banged up in the game,” said Gailey. “We were giving them a day to get back is what we were doing. Jairus got kicked in the shin and just little things like that.”

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