Bills hold breath after David Nelson injures knee

AP

Beyond Stevie Johnson, the Bills don’t have much firepower at receiver.  They now could have even less.

David Nelson left practice Saturday after knocking knees with a defender.  For now, the team is cautiously optimistic.

“They said it’s like a bruise,” coach Chan Gailey said after practice.  “They don’t think it’s any kind of ligaments or anything like that.  We’ll see the determination is tomorrow probably.”

Nelson finished second to Johnson with receptions (61) and yards (658) in 2011.

The Bills hosted former Saints receiver Robert Meachem early in free agency, but he signed with the Chargers.  Donald Jones is expected to start across from Johnson, but Nelson remains a key piece of the puzzle.