Bills Team Report [5:07 AM]
The Sporting News reports: 'The Bills ranked 31st in punt returns last year and were inconsistent on kickoff returns. Antonio Brown, who held those duties most of 2003, could lose both jobs. WR Josh Reed opened the preseason as the No. 1 kickoff returner, and Terrence McGee had 85- and 34-yard kick returns in the second preseason game. CB Nate Clements has the inside track on handling punts, though the team would prefer not to use a starter there.'
Bills' Losman Breaks Leg [10:24 PM]
WROC-TV reports: 'The injury occurred with 25 minutes to go in the afternoon workout. Losman was hit by veteran cornerback Troy Vincent. The rookie out of Tulane was carted off the field, and was later seen being helped from a wheelchair into a car.'
Losman out with fractured fibula [10:03 PM]
Fanball.com reports: 'Losman was slated to back up starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe this season. Travis Brown will likely move into the No. 2 position behind Bledsoe while Losman is recovering. The Bills will probably bring in another quarterback to either compete with Brown or to occupy the No. 3 role.'
Broken Leg Sidelines Losman [9:59 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'The rookie was finishing a run during a two-minute drill when the hit occured. Trainers attended to him before Losman was carted off.'
Losman breaks leg, out indefinitely [9:57 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Vincent told WGR that the collision between he and Losman was purely accidental and that he would never do anything intentionally to harm a teammate.'
Losman Suffers Broken Leg, Out Indefinitely [9:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Rookie quarterback J.P. Losman has suffered a broken leg and will be out indefinitely. Such injuries typically require a recovery time of 8-12 weeks.'
Losman Hit, Carted Off [9:06 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'During the play, Losman ran around end only to be hit with a hard shoulder from veteran Troy Vincent. Losman had to be helped to his feet, but clearly was in pain. Vincent said after practice that the hit was not intentional.'
QB likely will miss half the season [8:48 PM]
ESPN reports: First-round draft choice J.P. Losman, the heir apparent to Drew Bledsoe's starting job with the Buffalo Bills, will likely miss at least the first half of his rookie season, after the quarterback suffered a fractured left fibula during a Tuesday practice session.
Bills QB Losman injured in practice [5:03 PM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback J.P. Losman was taken off the field Tuesday afternoon with an apparent lower left leg injury.'
Summer sensations: Ten players who've exceeded expectations so far in the preseason [3:47 PM]
CNN/SI reports: For now, he's only getting third-team mop-up work behind starter Drew Bledsoe and backup Travis Brown. But the Bills rookie has already given us a glimpse of why he's the quarterback of the future in Buffalo. Losman is 9-of-11 for 78 yards and has a 96.2 passer rating, and he has handled the offense with an impressive command and poise. But what the Bills really believe sets him apart from this year's other first-round quarterbacks is his feet. Losman has gained 80 yards on seven scrambles, and he has made plays to keep drives alive. In his five drives, the Bills have scored three field goals, missed on another field goal attempt and fumbled the ball away once.
Bills may sit Henry as precaution [2:38 PM]
ESPN reports: "It's not official, but I'm not going to push him to play if there's any pain at all," Mularkey said. "I'd maybe have a different answer if we were in the regular season. But I'm not going to push that right now. It's just to get him back full strength."
Bills Notebook [1:27 PM]
Lockport Union Sun and Journal reports: 'Mularkey said some of the players may have been trying too hard to impress the coaching staff. “They’re trying to play hard,” he said. “It was just the timing of it. If there’s a gray area (as to if it’s a penalty), they just have to pull back.”'
Remember It’s Only Preseason [12:42 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The penalties were not as big of an issue as some people made them out to be.'
Recent push lifts season-ticket base [10:17 AM]
Indianapolis Star reports: 'Also, the Colts have made available several hundred additional single-game tickets for the eight regular-season home games, including the Sept. 26 home opener in the RCA Dome against Green Bay. The tickets had been held back for possible season-ticket sales. Fans wishing to purchase tickets for the Packers game still must buy a similarly-priced ticket for Saturday's preseason game with Buffalo.'
Bledsoe, Warner among NFL's most overpaid [10:16 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Bledsoe's $8.75 million salary might rank in the bottom half among starting quarterbacks, but it's still big money for someone coming off the least-productive full season of his 11-year career.'
Gildon's big test could come against the Colts [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We need to get a better feel of how he's fitting in," Mularkey said. "We need to give him a chance. He hasn't gotten enough reps, and we'll probably do that more in this game."'
The billboard [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills' offense ran no-huddle drills against a nickel package.'
Healthy arm should improve Lindell's foot [5:23 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"You can certainly learn a lot of stuff, and every kick in a game is big, so it was a good experience that way," Lindell said. "But I definitely plan to be better."'
Sidelined Henry stays patient while recovering from injury [5:22 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"To miss (practice and probably Saturday's game) is very disappointing, but there is no reason at all to rush back," he said. "If it was a regular season game and they needed me, I would be back."'
Rain, Slippery Conditions Shorten Practice [9:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I've been training the whole off-season to get to this point and to miss is disappointing," said Henry. "I know I have to get healthy and guys are looking for me to be ready for the opener."'
Mularkey said Mistakes Contributed to Loss [9:18 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"They need to understand that when you play physical football the other team is probably going to retaliate and you've got to walk away and get back into the huddle," Mularkey said after his team fell to the Titans, 16-15. "I have not done a good job of stressing that."'
Henry Day to Day [9:17 PM]
RNews.com reports: 'Coach Mike Mularkey may keep Henry out of this week's game against the Colts as a precaution. Willis McGahee worked with the first team and is in line to make his first NFL start this weekend.'
Bills RB Henry out with bruised ribs; McGahee might start [9:12 PM]
AP reports: '``It's not official, but I'm not going to push him to play if there's any pain at all,'' Mularkey said. ``I'd maybe have a different answer if we were in the regular season. But I'm not going to push that right now. It's just to get him back full strength.'''
Everybody take a deep breath now [5:12 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'The sight of Henry getting wheeled off the field during the second quarter, though, should wield greater impact on the thought process in the front office than any run or catch made by either back. X-rays showed his ribs to be only bruised, so he should be back on the field and in the midst of the media frenzy by mid-week, if not before.'
Bills RB Henry misses practice [5:10 PM]
AP reports: 'Punter Brian Moorman also didn't practice. He missed Saturday's game with a strained left hamstring. Backup offensive lineman Marcus Price was also held out of practice. Price missed all of last week with a broken toe on his left foot.'
Bills at Colts [1:00 PM]
Colts.com reports: 'The Colts have won the past five meetings, tying their series-longest winning streak that was achieved on two prior occasions (1970-72, 1975-77).'
Bills, Jags have something in common [12:56 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'Buffalo and Jacksonville will meet in the opening game of the NFL regular season at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, September 12, but the two teams have at least one other thing in common - their airline.'
Bledsoe's ticking clock is cause for alarm [12:49 PM]
Providence Journal reports: 'A training aid more absurd than the Drew Bledsoe "Get Rid of It, Drew!" (aka "The GRID") alarm clock has yet to be invented.'
Bills take a special look at starters [12:40 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Meanwhile, a week ago, starting wide receiver Josh Reed averaged 29 yards on two kickoffs. And Saturday night, cornerback Terrence McGee, very likely to fill the nickel position which is the next best thing to starting, returned two kickoffs for an average of 55 yards, including an 85-yarder. And while he hasn’t gotten a great deal of game work, starting corner Nate Clements looks to be Buffalo’s regular-season punt returner. Plus, among the other first-teamers manning the Bills’ special teams is middle linebacker London Fletcher, a terror blocking in the wedge of the kickoff return team.'
McGee impresses on kick returns [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"When (McGee) had his chances on the returns, he really hit the holes that were tight," coach Mike Mularkey said. "That's what you're looking for, especially on kickoff returns, a guy who's not afraid to hit the hole. You don't want anybody back there looking for it. If it's there, go."'
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