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LB Kitchens, CB Smith out for a while

Posted by Chris Brown on July 22, 2014 – 12:18 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone addressed the status of a pair of defensive players who were injured in practice on Monday and did not participate on Tuesday in undrafted rookie LB Darrin Kitchens and CB Brandon Smith.

“(Kitchens) and Brandon Smith will both be out for a period of time,” said Marrone after practice Tuesday. “Lower body injury for Smith and a lower body injury for Kitchens.”

Both players were seeing most of their time on the field with the third team defense.

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CB Smith sick, WR Hogan has back injury

Posted by Chris Brown on October 31, 2013 – 1:38 pm

The Bills had a couple of reserve players added to their injury report Thursday.

WR Chris Hogan missed Thursday’s practice and CB Brandon Smith missed part of Thursday’s practice.

Hogan has a back injury and Smith was sick. That according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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CB Smith active today

Posted by Chris Brown on October 13, 2013 – 11:58 am

QB Thad Lewis isn’t the only Bills player who was on the practice squad Monday and now active for Buffalo today to face the Bengals.

CB Brandon Smith was also called up from Buffalo’s practice squad this week and is active for today’s game.

Head coach Doug Marrone expressed an interest in seeing what Smith had to offer especially on special teams.

The converted receiver (6’2″ 195) is a good size, speed athlete so he should help on kick and punt coverage.

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CB Smith called up as part of team evaluation

Posted by Chris Brown on October 9, 2013 – 6:31 pm

Bills CB Brandon Smith was called up from the practice squad, while CB Johnny Adams was released and subsequently signed back to the team’s practice squad Wednesday. As head coach Doug Marrone explains the Smith promotion was to take a better look at just what kind of ability he has to offer.

At 6’2″ and 204 pounds, Smith brings size and length to the position, something that Marrone and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine covet in their cover men. Smith however, is new to the position being a converted wide receiver. Still, Marrone wants to know what Smith can offer the team now rather than wondering about his talents when the season is over.

“A lot of these guys that we’ve acquired whether we acquired them late we want to see what they can do,” said Marrone. “We obviously like their skill sets so we’re going to try to bring them up and put them out there. I think the worst mistake you can make as a coach is to have people on your roster and at the end of the day not knowing. At the end of the year you’re like, ’Well I don’t really know, let’s keep him around for another year.’ Let’s go out there. This is about playing and being productive and winning and let’s see if they can go out there and do it.”

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