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Bills vs. Browns practice report: C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson among the wounded

Bills running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are beat up entering Thursday Night Football against the Browns, but both are expected to suit up and play through the pain in Cleveland.

Jason Miller

Fresh off of yesterday's 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills returned to the practice field for a walk-through session on Monday as the team began preparations for their Thursday Night Football matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

C.J. Spiller, who injured an ankle on Sunday, was considered a non-participant in the session along with long-standing injury report names in Stephon Gilmore and Ron Brooks. Despite the rest, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Spiller will play in Cleveland.

The same is apparently true for fellow running back Fred Jackson, who may need to wear a brace to account for a sprained MCL suffered against Baltimore. With Jackson and Spiller both dinged up, Tashard Choice is expected to see an expanded role offensively in Week 5.

Jackson was one of eight Bills players limited on Monday. Three players that have been on the injury report all season - wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, safety Jairus Byrd and kicker Dustin Hopkins - were limited alongside Jackson, as were wide receiver Stevie Johnson, guard Kraig Urbik and safety Aaron Williams. For now, the latter three players are all expected to be healthy enough to play on Thursday.

That just leaves cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who did not play against Baltimore. A game-time decision on Sunday, head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that McKelvin was close to being able to play. It's pretty safe to expect McKelvin will be a game-time decision again this week.