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Cyrus Kouandjio injury: OT ruled out for Bills vs. Dolphins Week 9 tilt

A knee injury will keep backup tackle Cyrus Kouandjio off the field for the Bills in tomorrow's key game against the Dolphins.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills declared reserve offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio out for tomorrow's game against the Miami Dolphins with a knee injury. It's a surprising development, because Kouandjio wasn't listed on the injury report this week. Taking his place as the backup "swing" tackle will be Jordan Mills, who was signed on October 20.

Kouandjio started Buffalo's last game at right tackle, when usual starter Seantrel Henderson was sidelined with a concussion. His performance was praised by the Bills' coaching staff, and had some fans calling for his permanent insertion into the starting lineup. That obviously can't happen now (and Bills coaches had already said Henderson would start this Sunday).

Mills started 29 games for Chicago over the last two seasons. Pro Football Focus rated him as their worst starter, and he didn't make the team following the preseason. After spending a week in Dallas, he landed on Detroit's practice squad, where he spent a few weeks before Buffalo reunited him with former Chicago offensive chief Aaron Kromer.