As the Buffalo Bills head into their second week of 2014 training camp, the position at which they are the most beat up is, without a doubt, tight end.
Scott Chandler, the expected starter, left practice early on Sunday afternoon with a groin injury that could keep him out for some time. Add in pre-existing ailments for backup Tony Moeaki (hamstring; he could miss a large chunk of time) and Chris Gragg (hospitalized with heat-related cramping), and the Bills found themselves down to two healthy bodies at that position yesterday.
Until Chandler is cleared to return to practice, Lee Smith will be the Bills' first-team tight end, and Dominique Jones - who has only been with the team since Saturday - will work in behind him. The Bills may also ask players at other positions to moonlight as tight ends during the team portions of those practices, with backup fullback Evan Rodriguez the most obvious candidate to do so.
Among the other players currently sidelined by injury, left tackle Cordy Glenn (illness) remains the biggest name, with no timetable yet provided for his return. Reserve wide receiver Kevin Elliott is suffering from concussion-like symptoms, and will probably miss some practice time as a result. Finally, starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin has been held out of full-team contact drills for the last three days, but is otherwise healthy as he continues to work back from offseason surgery.