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Bills get even thinner on the offensive line

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There hasn’t been much to smile about for the Bills across the last six quarters of football and their chances of ending their dismal streak in Arizona isn’t looking great thanks to the state of their offensive line.

Buffalo started Sunday’s game against the 49ers down two starting offensive linemen and then lost two more linemen over the course of the afternoon. Chad Rinehart, expected to fill in for injured right guard Kraig Urbik, aggravated a calf injury that had him questionable heading into the game and Colin Brown, Rinehart’s replacement, suffered a hamstring injury. That left backup tackle Sam Young playing guard for the remainder of the game and leaves the Bills awfull short on healthy bodies heading into Week Six against the Cardinals.

The Bills are remaining out west for their game with Arizona and didn’t bring Urbik or left tackle Cordy Glenn on the trip after both of them hurt their ankles against the Patriots. That means they currently have five healthy offensive linemen on the roster, a predicament that Chris Brown of the team’s website believes will lead them to call up at least one player from their practice squad.

If it wasn’t for bad news, the Bills wouldn’t be making any news at all these days.

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10 Responses to “Bills get even thinner on the offensive line”
  1. joshmac982 says: Oct 8, 2012 11:48 AM

    Aww man, just win things were starting to look up!

  2. psilenttype says: Oct 8, 2012 11:53 AM

    Last year the 49ers led the league with most opposing players injured following a game against them…. I think the trend is continuing into this season!

  3. pencilmonkeymagic says: Oct 8, 2012 11:53 AM

    That’s an easy win for AZ.

  4. fitzmagic1212 says: Oct 8, 2012 11:55 AM

    its unbelievable that a team can be so bad for so long. youd think we could get 1 lucky season in every 13 years.

  5. lightcleric says: Oct 8, 2012 11:55 AM

    I wonder how it feels to be one of those” trendy” people who were all over the Bills and Panthers in the offseason…

  6. rajbais says: Oct 8, 2012 12:13 PM

    They’re also thin at The following positions:

    Defensive End
    Head coach
    Defensive coordinator

  7. hehateme2 says: Oct 8, 2012 12:52 PM

    I kinda feel sorry for the Bills…. kinda.

  8. snarf1888 says: Oct 8, 2012 1:39 PM

    call an offensive lineman up from the practice squad and release tyler thi… wait no that makes too much sense, theyll probably realease another wide reciever, just watch. morons

  9. jpaq68 says: Oct 8, 2012 2:29 PM

    “If it wasn’t for bad news, the Bills wouldn’t be making any news at all these days.

    I would say that the Bills suck, but that’s not news.

  10. billsboy88 says: Oct 8, 2012 7:23 PM

    It’s ok. Let ’em bottom out this season, get the 1st overall pick, take Geno, fire chan, hire someone hungry, hit the reset button and hope for the best.

    I can’t believe Wannstadt still has a job today. Heads need to roll!

    Geno Smith and Anyone but Chan 2o13

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