The Buffalo Bills employ a total of 13 outside and inside linebackers, and with 2010 training camp barely a weekend old, five of those players have already missed practice time.
Kelsay and Batten are dealing with shoulder injuries; Batten's arm was in a sling this morning, according to Chris Brown. Mitchell sat out a practice over the weekend as he was rested. Posluszny is dealing with a recent groin injury, while Ellison is still recuperating from a quadriceps injury that ended his 2009 season. Posluszny, however, did some light individual work Monday morning, according to Buscaglia; none of these injuries are considered much more than minor, as well.
Of the eight linebackers practicing, Reggie Torbor and Chris Ellis continue to get first-team reps on the outside, with Aaron Maybin and Antonio Coleman bringing up the rear. Andra Davis is joined in the middle by Ryan Manalac, Arthur Moats and Donovan Woods.