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Buffalo Bills DE Mark Anderson is out indefinitely with a knee injury that will require surgery. That and more in today's recap of Wednesday's practice quotes and notes.

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O-line plugging holes -
"I hate to use a drastic word, but we’re depleted there for sure," Gailey said. "That was one of the strengths we felt like going into the season. Right now we have three guys that are out and we’ll see about Rinehart that’ll be the fourth guy out. So we’ll have to mix and match and do the best we can there."

DE Anderson out indefinitely -
"He looks like he needs surgery and I don’t know how long he’s going to be out," said head coach Chan Gailey. "They’re going to tell us after they go in and look at (his knee)."

Mario Williams: "We know what we can do" -
The defender talked to the media after practice Wednesday.

Chan Gailey: "We're still finding out what we have" -
The Bills' head coach updates injuries and more from Arizona.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: "Winning cures all" -
Fitzpatrick talks about being home in Arizona and playing with his kids, as well as his preparation for Sunday's game.

Fred Jackson: "We can be a dangerous offense" -
"It is definitely something that we are not proud of. What we are putting out on the field is not something we want to be known for, so we have to have a gut check within ourselves and each person on this team is looking at themselves individually and asking what they can do to help make this team better."

Bills Focus: Buddy Nix Sitdown Interview - VIDEO -
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix sits down with Chris Brown and talks about the new addition to the roster, and where the team needs to head moving forward. "

Bills Roundup: Team Practices in Arizona - VIDEO -
"Buffalo hit the practice field on the Arizona State campus on Wednesday, with Kyle Moore and Nigel Bradham looking at expanded roles on Sunday, and Reggie Wells working with his new team for the first time."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick meets with the media in Arizona to talk about how to improve the offense and playing in his hometown."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey updates injuries and talks about facing the Arizona Cardinals this week."

Inside The Bills | Kolb still expected to start
"According to the Cardinals official website Skelton said his ankle is about 90 percent. But he’s yet to really push and test it. Knowing how mobile Arizona’s quarterbacks have to be with the offense surrendering 23 sacks in five games this season, if Skelton is the least bit hindered by his ankle it’s a risk the Cardinals probably don’t want to take."

Inside The Bills | Dockett limited for Cards
"Dockett was limited with a lingering hamstring injury. The defensive tackle dressed and played for Arizona last week in the loss to St. Louis, but wasn’t himself logging only 20 plays."

Inside The Bills | Wood limited
"Bills C Eric Wood was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s injury report. Here’s the full list for the Bills."

Inside The Bills | Kyle has ankle ailment
"After practice Williams said he would be fine and intends to practice on Thursday. He rode the stationary bike during practice."

Inside The Bills | Mario: Anderson a sizable void
"It is going to be a huge challenge," said Williams. "Mark is a great player. Having him, his intensity, and his demeanor out on the field is definitely going to be a (challenge) for us. We have to be able to pick it up. Not just us needing to do it for ourselves, but to fill in his place and the injuries we have been faced with. Go out and play better."

Inside The Bills | Byrd limited
"Byrd is recovering from hip and chest injuries."

Inside The Bills | Byrd to be limited, Rinehart to sit
"They’re going to sit out practice, but they have improved," said Gailey of Byrd and Rinehart. "Jairus is going to try to do some things in practice today. He probably won’t take team reps or 7-on-7 reps, but he’s going to go through individual drills and do some footwork things and Chad will hopefully get a chance to do some things tomorrow in practice."

Inside The Bills | OL Wells unlikely to dress Sunday
"It’s not easy to integrate a guy this time of year that has no familiarity with your system at all," said Gailey. "The great thing is Reggie is a nine-year vet. He probably has heard a lot of different things so he can integrate into the system a lot quicker. I doubt he’ll make it this week, but he ought to be up to speed enough to play maybe the next week."

Inside The Bills | Experience the edge for Wells
"To be honest with you we wanted some experience, somebody that had played in the league and had some success," Bills GM Buddy Nix told "The three guys we’ve got are good developmental guys, but probably not completely ready to step in."

Inside The Bills | Why throwing quick helps Fitz
"PFF found through film review that Fitzpatrick has an Accuracy Percentage of 72.0% when he holds onto the ball for 2.5 seconds or less. When he holds it for 2.6 seconds or more, it drops to 56.7%. The 15.3% difference is the third highest in the league."

Bills defenders ready to draw a line in the desert - The Buffalo News
"After two weeks of getting bombed back to the leather-helmet era in terms of statistical ineptitude, the Bills need to make a statement Sunday against a vulnerable Arizona Cardinals offense in University of Phoenix Stadium."

Bills DE Mark Anderson needs knee surgery, out 'indefinitely' | Press Coverage
"I just don't want to tell you," Gailey said. "That's the bottom line. I know what it is. But it's better to be vague."

Podcast from Phoenix: Graham, Skurski optimistic for Bills in game against Cardinals | Press Coverage
"Buffalo News reporters Tim Graham and Jay Skurski discuss the Buffalo Bills' chances of getting back on track this weekend in their game against the Arizona Cardinals."

Updated: Kyle Williams among six not practicing; Eric Wood limited | Press Coverage
"Six Buffalo Bills didn't practice today on the Arizona State campus."

Gailey, Fitzpatrick appear ready to live or die together | Press Coverage
"As it stands, Gailey is placing his future as Bills coach on Fitzpatrick."

Turnovers alarming in AccuScore sim of Bills at Cardinals | Press Coverage
"But the Bills averaged 2.7 turnovers and committed four or more an astronomical 28 percent of the time. When they did have four or more giveaways, the Cardinals won 59 percent of the sims. If the Bills can limit themselves to no more than one turnover, then they are 55 percent favorites."

Bruce Smith says Bills D-line needs more time | Press Coverage
"With the talent and the size of the guys we have there now, they're able to play against the pass and against the run and do it very effectively. But with their talent you have to be very disciplined. You have to know your teammates and their responsibilities and your responsibilities and take care of your job first and then try to help someone else out."

WGR 550 - WHITE: Eye In The Sky - Week 5 - Just A Few Plays, Right?
"You’ll see the 49ers safeties swagger into the box knowing that there is NO threat to the deep ball. It’s a recurrent theme for this offense. As Bills players run free in space, the ball simply doesn’t arrive. In one three hour 45-3 blowout it featured all the horrors you’d expect."

WGR 550 - Bills' Anderson Out Indefinitely
Joe B provides a video report from practice.

WGR 550 - SIMON:Bills QB Of The Future?
Howard Simon looks at Geno Smith from West Virginia.

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review- Bills LBs, RBs & TEs Vs 49ers
"While it was a game to forget for most, there was at least one player amongst these positional groups that made some waves for the Bills."

Bills D focuses on stopping the bleeding | Democrat and Chronicle
In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, general manager Buddy Nix said, "Well, obviously, we’re not pleased with it. There’s really no excuse for losing the way we did (to San Francisco). We’re all to blame. Let’s do better. Hell, let’s get it going."

More bad news for Bills' defense - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The good news is Buffalo has depth at defensive end. The Bills will turn to veteran and former starter Chris Kelsay, who is one of the longest-tenured players on the team. Kelsay has three tackles and zero sacks on the season as a backup."

Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick was at the bottom of the barrel this week.

Poll: Second best in AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Buffalo is edging out New York... for third place as Miami is wiping the floor with both.

Jaguars Mike Mularkey not ruling out NFL playoffs - SB Nation Tampa Bay
"With Mike Mularkey as the head coach, Buffalo began that year 1-4, and certainly looked to be out of the playoff hunt. The team then got hot -- winning six in a row at one point -- and finished at 9-7, just outside the playoffs."

Bills' Fitzpatrick: It's a unique experience -
"It is a unique situation for me to be able to spend some time at home with my family during the season in Arizona. Monday and Tuesday were nice, but now it is really getting down to business again. Really focusing in on this week--the game plan and studying the Cardinals a little bit. "

NFL Mulling Endorsement of Costner Football Film -- Vulture
"After years of giving Tinseltown the stiff arm, the NFL appears to be suddenly ready for a huddle. Sources tell Vulture that the league is on the verge of giving its usually difficult-to-obtain imprimatur to Paramount Pictures’ Kevin Costner drama Draft Day."