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Jarius Wynn injury: injured ACL likely ends 2015 season for Bills lineman

Backup Bills defensive lineman Jarius Wynn seriously injured his ACL in the preseason opener, per Rex Ryan, and will likely miss the entirety of the 2015 season.

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Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jarius Wynn injured his ACL during Friday night's preseason loss to Carolina, per head coach Rex Ryan, and the team believes that he will miss the entirety of the 2015 season.

Wynn left the game early, after 20 snaps with the second-team defense, with a knee injury that Ryan and the team did not initially believe was serious. Now, the Bills will be without one of their veteran defensive line reserves for quite a while.

The Bills re-signed Wynn to a two-year, $2.2 million contract earlier this offseason after a solid 2014 campaign in which he recorded 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks playing behind starting edge rushers Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes. His role had shifted slightly playing in Ryan's defense, but he was still expected to seriously compete for a healthy chunk of playing time.

With Wynn now potentially heading for the IR list, the Bills will turn to a young contingent of edge rushers to fill his place, a group that is arguably led by IK Enemkpali at the moment. The Bills are pretty thin along the defensive line at the moment, with Wynn's absence coming behind (minor) injuries to Kyle Williams, Corbin Bryant, and Alex Carrington, as well.