Kendall Simmons made his first start at right guard for the Buffalo Bills on a November 29 win over the Miami Dolphins. Less than three full weeks later, his 2009 season is at an end, as the Bills on Friday placed Simmons on Injured Reserve.
Joe Klopfenstein, a tight end who is on and off of Buffalo's roster seemingly daily, was re-signed to fill out Buffalo's 53-man roster.
Buffalo has now lost five offensive linemen for the year since the team began its season back on September 14. That includes both original starting tackles, Demetrius Bell and Brad Butler, as well as starting right guard Eric Wood. Seth McKinney joins Simmons to round out the group.
Yes. Buffalo can literally field an entire starting offensive line with shelved players. Bell, McKinney, Wood, Simmons and Butler doesn't sound like a terrible line, either. We've certainly seen worse.
Richie Incognito, claimed by Buffalo off of waivers from St. Louis on Wednesday night, will now battle with - and likely beat out - Christian Gaddis for the right to start at right guard this Sunday against New England.