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Buffalo Bills injury update: Quinton Spain out, Mitch Morse close to return

Some of Buffalo’s offseason additions are recovering from minor procedures, as well

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The Buffalo Bills are a little banged up in the early portion of offseason workouts but, luckily, none of the players dealing with injuries are expected to miss significant time.

Guard Quinton Spain, a front-runner to start at one of the team’s two guard spots this season, is out indefinitely after undergoing thumb surgery last week. He injured the thumb during the team’s initial round of OTA workouts.

Also missing practice were fellow offseason additions Cole Beasley (core muscle surgery) and Tyler Kroft (broken foot). Running backs Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon both are not practicing, though the team did not disclose why. Russell Bodine is still recovering from surgery on his broken leg last season (or his shoulder), so he has been unable to practice this spring. Tight end Jason Croom tweaked his hamstring last week, and he is not practicing, either.

On the positive front, free-agent signing Mitch Morse was not among those sitting out, so he is far enough along in his recovery from core muscle surgery to participate in some capacity. According to Sal Capaccio, he had a helmet on and was stretching, but it was still Jon Feliciano at center with the first team.

Instead of Kroft or Croom at tight end, rookie Dawson Knox was able to work in with the starting group often. LeSean McCoy and Devin Singletary appeared to take the majority of the reps at running back, while Spencer Long and Wyatt Teller were the first-team guards.