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Bills vs. Vikings, 2014 NFL Week 7: Garrison Sanborn limited in practice

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Heading into Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Vikings, the Buffalo Bills have two major injury situations to monitor: safety Aaron Williams (wrist) and, yes, long snapper, where Garrison Sanborn is working through a knee injury.

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The Buffalo Bills worked out two long snappers on Wednesday as a precaution in the event that Garrison Sanborn - now in his sixth season in that role with the Bills - cannot play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Sanborn was a limited participant in practice as the Bills began their work week; he's nursing a knee injury.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus did not participate in Wednesday's practice, either, albeit for a different reason: he was excused for a family situation. Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters that Dareus expected back on the practice field on Thursday.

Two key special teams players did not practice, either: wide receiver Marcus Easley, who is expected to miss another 1-3 weeks with a knee injury, and linebacker Ty Powell, who was dinged up last Sunday in New England and is dealing with an ankle injury.

Finally, safety Aaron Williams - who missed Sunday's loss to New England, much to the detriment of the team's ability to match up with Patriots receiving targets - was spotted on the practice field on Wednesday, but with an enormous wrap on his ailing wrist.