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Bills won’t have Erik Pears on Sunday

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Dealing with the Texans defense is a tough task for the healthiest of offensive lines.

Things are going to be a little tougher for the Bills on Sunday. Right tackle Erik Pears did not travel with the team to Houston and will miss Sunday’s game because of the hip and groin issues that originally left him listed as doubtful for the contest.

Chris Hairston is expected to take Pears’ place in the lineup, although Cordy Glenn could still throw a wrench into those plans. The rookie left tackle is expected to make his return from a sprained ankle on Sunday, allowing Hairston to flip over to the other side of the line in place of Pears. Glenn is listed as questionable, though, and any kind of setback would leave the team with some depth issues up front against Wade Phillips’ defense.

Defensive end J.J. Watt will be the primary blocking assignment for Hairston or anyone else who winds up at right tackle for Buffalo. That doesn’t bode well for the Bills offense, although the truth is that things wouldn’t look much better if Pears was going to be playing.

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8 Responses to “Bills won’t have Erik Pears on Sunday”
  1. EJ says: Nov 4, 2012 7:54 AM

    That doesn’t bode well for the Bills offense, although the truth is that things wouldn’t look much better if Pears was going to be playing.

    Are you kidding? The Bills Offensive line when fully healthy is one of the better lines in the league. Having Pears back is a big deal. Its too bad he wasn’t, because Watt would have a much more difficult time.

  2. Josh Alper says: Nov 4, 2012 7:55 AM

    Since Pears was doubtful with hip and groin injuries, it wasn’t going to be fully healthy if he did play.

  3. mikeyarch53 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:34 AM

    I am a huge Bills fan and I’m not looking forward to playing this game…. They should just forfeit ? Only playing, Bills-42 Texans-3

  4. dmlonghorn says: Nov 4, 2012 8:36 AM

    Watt did you say? Yeah, it doesn’t matter who starts.

  5. buffalose says: Nov 4, 2012 8:46 AM

    I dot think it matters either, Hairston is solo anyway but neither can block this fella

  6. danimal1027 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:47 AM

    Hairston is not a downgrade. Even keel if anything. He has quicker feet which is better for pass protection. So it won’t make much of a difference. Watt is watt so he’s gonna get to fitz but don’t be surprised by a strong showing by the RT.

  7. ctp603 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:55 AM

    Bosc Pears will be available however at any of your world class Big Y supermarkets.

    Bills got this one in the bag. Texans trap game.

  8. lanham4eve says: Nov 4, 2012 9:07 AM

    In my opinion Hairston is the future RT anyway, he wasn’t bad on the left side now let’s see what he has on the right.

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