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Bills hold breath after David Nelson injures knee

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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.

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10 Responses to “Bills hold breath after David Nelson injures knee”
  1. rabidbillsfan says: Jul 28, 2012 11:15 PM

    This is Fitzs security blanket. If he goes down, this offense could struggle. He is Buffalos Gronk essentially.

  2. racerx1225 says: Jul 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    Plaxico or T.O.

  3. racerx1225 says: Jul 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    Plax was pretty good considering he was rusty. he actually did a lot better than a lot of starters.

  4. ecarlso8 says: Jul 28, 2012 11:50 PM

    he will be fine, only a stinger.

  5. bflobacker says: Jul 29, 2012 12:14 AM

    Mr. Slot. A big loss if he’s out for a while.

  6. buffalomafia says: Jul 29, 2012 12:53 AM

    We need a top WR!

  7. chrisr9040 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:13 AM

    I agree with statements #1 and #2. Number 3 on the other hand tells me you’ve been smoking crack.

  8. blanchonegro says: Jul 29, 2012 3:10 AM

    hoping for the best give Nelson another year or 2 of experience n this guy will be a legit receiver in the NFL. he got skills keep ur eye on him the next couple years.

  9. EJ says: Jul 29, 2012 7:34 AM

    Losing Nelson would be terrible, but I don’t think its the end of the season because of it. The Bills have several decent Slot receivers they could plug right in, Naaman Roosevelt is always ready, so is Kamar Aiken and Derek Session who can play slot if needed. TJ Graham was supposed to be a replacement for Roscoe Parrish and Parrish played the Slot for the Bills, maybe Graham could also.

  10. notthatguy87 says: Jul 29, 2012 10:14 PM

    Ej; The same Naamen Roosevelt who’s carrer stats are 25 recs for 396 yrds and 1 td??

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