Bills bombarded by injuries once again

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

One year after they were possibly the most injured team in the NFL, the Bills are once again dealing with a slew of injuries as the 2010 season approaches.

After losing RBs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch for three-plus weeks in the first preseason contest, Buffalo lost both OLB Reggie Torbor and TE Derek Schouman for multiple weeks in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Colts.

Torbor, a veteran free-agent addition who had been running with the first team, suffered an undisclosed injury and is expected to miss about three weeks. His absence could give second-year player Aaron Maybin a chance to play with the starters leading up to Week One.

Schouman went down with a knee injury that head coach Chan Gailey said could cost him 3-6 weeks. Schouman, who missed nearly all of the '09 season with a knee issue, was likely headed for a larger role after TE Shawn Nelson was handed a four-game suspension last week.

The Bills also announced Sunday that two of their '10 draft picks have been placed on injured reserve. Fourth-round pick WR Marcus Easley (knee surgery) and sixth-round pick LB Danny Batten (shoulder surgery) will both be sidelined for the upcoming campaign.


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