ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills calls signals behind Eric Wood #70 against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills have been beat up along the offensive line for weeks, and things are about to look even uglier.
During yesterday's 44-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, center Eric Wood left late in the third quarter with an injury that required the assistance of two of his teammates to get him off the field. After the game, head coach Chan Gailey told reporters that Wood had injured his knee, then noted that he doubts Wood will be available for his team's Week 11 tilt against the Miami Dolphins.
Kraig Urbik slid from right guard to center when Wood went down, and Colin Brown took his place at right guard. If rookie left tackle Chris Hairston is finally able to play next weekend, however - keep in mind that he's practiced for two weeks now, and should be ready to go - it's likely that Andy Levitre will move from left tackle to center for the Dolphins game (with Chad Rinehart remaining at left guard). Someday, Levitre will get to play left guard again. That will be a glorious day, indeed.
If Levitre does play center on Sunday, it'll be the fourth different line combination that the Bills have started a game with.