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Updates on injuries galore as the Buffalo Bills come back from their mini-bye and have an extra practice to prepare for the Indianapolis Colts.


Merriman finding his niche -
"He played mainly on first downs and other run down situations to help set the edge in the run front, an area of his game that’s been often overlooked."

Kelsay hoping to play this week -
"Kelsay tore a ligament in his neck in during the individual position drills portion of practice the Thursday after the Houston game."

Chan Gailey: "On to the next game" -
The head coach updates injuries and discusses Jairus Byrd's interception.

Chris Kelsay: "Looking forward to getting back" -
Kelsay talks about how he injured his neck on the blocking sled.

Kyle Williams: Bills aim to make Colts one-dimensional -
Williams wants to take away the run, which would hurt the play-action passing attack.

C.J. Spiller: Every team is in our way -
Spiller talks schedule and how he feels after shouldering the load on Thursday night.

Chris Kelsay Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive end talks about returning from injury, building off of the Dolphins game and preparing for the Colts."

Kyle Williams Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills defensive tackle talks about preparing for the Colts, players returning from injury and the season moving forward."

C.J. Spiller Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills running back C.J. Spiller talks about being proud of what he was able to accomplish against the Dolphins, and looking ahead to a crucial game against the Colts."

Bills Roundup: Kelsay Returns to Practice - VIDEO -
"Chris Kelsay returns to practice after his neck injury and the team talks about improving their red zone offense to make a serious push for a wild card spot."

Inside The Bills | Gailey encouraged about Kelsay
"Kelsay went through individual but didn’t do any team," said Gailey after Monday’s practice. "It looked like it went well and we’ll find out what he can do Wednesday, but it looked promising."

Inside The Bills | Fred to finish concussion protocol Tuesday
"Fred has not completed everything," Gailey said. "He’ll complete everything tomorrow, but everything is on track for him to be ready to go Wednesday. He said he’s feeling well."

Inside The Bills | A. Williams, Anderson sounding like long shots
"He’s still working," said Gailey of Williams. "I doubt he makes it this week, but he’s still working. We haven’t ruled he or Mark (Anderson) out this week, but they’ll have a hard time."

Inside The Bills | B. Smith, Spencer get rest day
"He’ll be fine," said head coach Chan Gailey of Smith. "He just sat out today. He’ll be fine Wednesday I think. That’s what I understood."

Inside The Bills | Time runs out on TE Caussin
"He practiced for three weeks and he never got appreciably better," said Gailey. "He told me in his own words that he was 75-80 percent and that’s not good enough. We weren’t going to release him so we’re just going to put him on I-R."

Inside The Bills | Scott Chandler on Red Zone blues
Chandler: "You look at the season as a whole, we still have been pretty good. We got off to a real great start."

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King -
Leodis McKelvin is one of the Special Teams players of the week thanks to his "put-it-in-overdrive, Wile E. Coyote breakneck sprint up the left sideline."

Inside The Bills | Tip of cap to Byrd and Kyle
" columnist Peter King in his Monday Morning QB column this week tips his hat to both Jairus Byrd and Kyle Williams."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Like Having Extra Practice Day
"The Bills were out on the field inside the stadium today. It’s rare they practice there, but Chan Gailey wanted to take advantage of the good weather."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Kelsay Is Back To Practice
Paul Hamilton updates all the injuries following Chan Gailey's Monday press conference.

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills defense is rising, while all three "Fallers" are Dolphins after their Thursday night loss to Buffalo.

QBR: Brady and Sanchez shine - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Fitzpatrick led Buffalo to a 19-14 win over the Dolphins. He was 17-of-27 for 168 yards." QBR 62.5

Seven-step drop: Life without 'Gronk' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker writes that Jairus Byrd and Leodis McKelvin are making themselves money with a great nationally televised game while C.J. Spiller toting the rock 15 times or more is a recipe for 2-0.

Screen pass is potent weapon - The Buffalo News
Chan Gailey: "We try to devise as many different ways as we can to get the ball in the hands of playmakers. Screens are one good way to do it, and we've been fortunate to be very successful with them thus far."'

Kelsay prepared to play - The Buffalo News
"Kelsay has been assured by the team's training staff, including Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, he's not putting himself at additional risk of injury by playing."