Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron told assembled media early Monday afternoon that linebackers Kawika Mitchell and Marcus Buggs will miss the remainder of the 2009 season. Both players injured knees in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns and were carted off the field.
For the time being, the loss of Mitchell leaves Keith Ellison as Buffalo's most experienced starter at linebacker. Until Paul Posluszny returns, Ellison will likely assume middle linebacker duties, just as he did when Mitchell departed yesterday.
There is, however, good news on Posluszny. Jauron mentioned that Posluszny is now "week-to-week," a designation held by safeties Donte Whitner and Bryan Scott. Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com mentioned on the team's official pre-game show yesterday that Posluszny had been cleared for everything but practice (and contact drills), but was lifting weights as he normally does. The news could indicate that Posluszny is closer to being cleared for practice.
One other injury note: OT Jonathan Scott, who injured an ankle yesterday, is day-to-day. He should not miss significant time.