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Buffalo Bills Rotating Players At RT, CB, SS

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The Buffalo Bills, as Chris Brown of has already pointed out, have been platooning players at three key positions through two games this season: right tackle, cornerback and strong safety. Play count data supplied by the NFL reveals the extent of said platooning.

Erik Pears, still not fully recovered from off-season hernia surgery, took 45 snaps at right tackle in yesterday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Chris Hairston - a player that the team wants to play, anyway - got 21 snaps. At cornerback, the team is still trying to work Terrence McGee back into the mix, and he got 25 plays on Sunday - making several nice plays in run support. He is taking reps from second-year corner Aaron Williams, who still got 57 reps on the day (he was on the field for about three-quarters of defensive snaps).

Finally, at strong safety, the team is trying to get second-year pro Da'Norris Searcy some playing time even though George Wilson is healthy. With Wilson (58 snaps) dinged for part of the second quarter, Searcy saw 22 plays yesterday.

You can fully expect these platoon situations to continue, perhaps even when the rehabbing vets are fully healthy.