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Bills lose another linebacker to season-ending knee injury

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The Bills were dealt a heavy blow this summer when linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL while working out before training camp.

That injury will keep Alonso out for the entire season and the Bills announced Wednesday that he’ll have some company in the linebacker section of injured reserve. They have placed Stevenson Sylvester on injured reserve because of what Mike Rodak of ESPN.com┬áreports is a torn patella tendon.

Sylvester, who spent the last four years with the Steelers, signed with the Bills in July after Alonso was hurt and was part of the mix of players looking for snaps at outside linebacker.

Nigel Bradham, another one of those players and the one pencilled into Alonso’s spot in the starting lineup, will serve a suspension in the first week of the regular season. With Sylvester out of the picture as a possible replacement, Preston Brown is the likeliest candidate to be in the starting lineup against the Bears come September 7.

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11 Responses to “Bills lose another linebacker to season-ending knee injury”
  1. drfeelyouup says: Aug 20, 2014 2:51 PM

    Can’t wait to get their top 5 pick in the ’15 draft. Thanks!

  2. tolan04 says: Aug 20, 2014 2:58 PM

    Mr. Brandon, Dat Nyugen on line 1.

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 20, 2014 2:58 PM

    Bills just moved ahead of the jets for first pick in the 2015 draft. But don’t count Dallas out yet!

  4. catquick says: Aug 20, 2014 3:02 PM

    It’s a loss, but he’s a backup who many thought might not even make the team a week back.

  5. magicmtndan says: Aug 20, 2014 3:21 PM

    Buffalo needs to call the Steelers to inquire about Chris Carter who could be available for a draft pick.

  6. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 20, 2014 3:49 PM

    You got Brnadon Spikes from us…just cover your eyes when hes in pass coverage…it will all work out ….hehe

  7. volfansteve says: Aug 20, 2014 7:05 PM

    Funny when browns fans want the bills to lose so bad. Our third WR would be your one
    Our third RB would be your one
    And we don’t have a qb but you all have less than that.
    bills do still have the best D Line in te league

  8. catquick says: Aug 20, 2014 9:28 PM

    Browns will finish in 5th place in a 4 team division

  9. iloveagoodnap says: Aug 20, 2014 10:48 PM

    Lol at people saying this dots the I’s on the the bills giving a top 6 pick to the browns. He was a journeyman scrub. This will have 0 impact on their season. He will be replaced with a journeymen of relatively equal value within the week.

  10. sbeelz says: Aug 20, 2014 10:59 PM

    The Browns would’ve got a top 8 pick from the Bills even without the injury to Alonso. The team is not good enough.

  11. mjw9326mjw9326 says: Aug 21, 2014 7:05 AM

    I have not seen much from the Browns in terms of WRs or RBs. I would say that’s an area the Bills look pretty deep in. I do agree about QB. Then again, you guys have deer in the headlights Hoyer and Diaper boy Manziel, who would have been a likely Hall of Fame QB had he stayed in school and LEARNED TO GROW UP. Instead, my money is on he will be gone in a couple of years, becoming the next Ryan Leaf. If he does not get cut, he likely will get nailed for drugs, it seems like. That party lifestyle generally leads to them. He will get popped on a few drug tests and be sitting again and again.

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