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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bills Injury Update: Five players placed on PUP list for start of training camp

By on 7/17/2014 07:00:00 PM

The start of training camp is supposed to be a new beginning for NFL teams. However, Buffalo Bills camp is not off to a good start. John Wawrow of the Associated Press reports the Bills have placed five players on the physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp.

Perhaps the most notable of the five players placed on the PUP list is starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin. McKelvin had hip surgery over the offseason and was limited in practice during minicamp. The Bills also placed rookie linebacker Randell Johnson on the active/physically unable to perform list.

The Bills moved starting left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Alan Branch to the active/non-football illness list. Specific details of their illnesses were not made available by the team.
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The good news for the Bills is that none of the four players are expected to miss a significant amount of time. McKelvin, Johnson, Glenn and Branch will all be able to return to practice when they are medically cleared by the team doctors.

In a procedural move, the Bills placed starting linebacker Kiko Alonso on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday. Alonso suffred a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee two weeks ago while working out and is expected to miss the entire 2014 season. It is likely only a matter of time before the Bills place Alonso on the season-ending injured reserve list.

The Bills also made a couple of roster moves, signing linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and releasing tight end Mike Caussin. Caussin missed the majority of the past two seasons with hip and knee injuries. The addition of Sylvester provides the Bills with more depth at linebacker with Alonso likely out for the season.

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