Buffalo Bills' Torell Troup "Not Anywhere Near 100 Percent"

August 13, 2012; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Torell Troup (96) during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE

In taking in training camp and pre-season action, one player that Buffalo Bills fans have largely written off as a roster possibility is third-year defensive tackle Torell Troup. The 2010 second-round pick has not yet played in a pre-season game and struggles daily to get through practices as he tries to shake off the effects of off-season spinal fusion surgery.

"I'll tell you, Torell's pushing through," head coach Chan Gailey told reporters after practice on Tuesday. "It's impressive to watch him, because he's not anywhere near 100 percent. But he's pushing through, and he's trying to work through it."

Attempting what Troup is attempting should prevent anyone from ever knocking his drive or toughness. Gailey's report paints a grim picture, however - at least as far as making this year's team goes. If Troup can't get closer to 100 percent within the next ten days or so, the Bills will need to make a hard decision about his future in Buffalo. What is clear at this point is that Troup can't be considered a player that can help the team in the early portions of the regular season, let alone Week 1.

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