According to Buffalo head coach Dick Jauron, Bills middle linebacker Paul Posluszny will be down for “several weeks” with a broken left arm. The development puts Buffalo in the market for linebacker help this week.
Posluszny, who lost his rookie season in 2006 to a broken arm suffered at Gillette Stadium, told Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News that this injury isn’t as serious because there’s only one broken bone in the arm as opposed to two which was the case in 2006.
Posluszny said that he will need surgery but added, “I should definitely be back. From what they told me it’s not an I.R. (injured reserve) thing.”
The Bills don’t have a lot of depth at that spot with young Marcus Buggs or Keith Ellison looking like the guys on the roster who’ll replace Posluszny. Ellison was beaten by Benjamin Watson on the game-winning touchdown Monday night.
The Bills could also go after Pat Thomas, a player they released late in training camp who started eight games for the Chiefs in 2008.
The Bills also played the second half against New England without defensive end Chris Kelsay who got leg-whipped by a teammate. There’s no word yet on his status for this week.