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Six injured players back on practice field

The Buffalo Bills got closer to full health when six returned to practice on Monday. Back from injuries were receiver Roscoe Parrish (hamstring), linebacker Chris Kelsay (eye), receiver Donald Jones (head), running back Johnny White (head), tight end Shawn Nelson (leg) and inside linebacker Chris White (ankle).

Jones, Parrish, White and linebacker Shawne Merriman (groin) all practiced on a limited basis

Wildcat quarterback Brad Smith and defensive tackle Kyle Williams were the most prominent players sitting out, but neither have serious injuries.

"He twisted his foot," Gailey said of Smith. "I don't know if we could call it an ankle, but he hurt his foot in the ballgame the other day and finished the game. It just kind of got sore on him so we're being precautionary and holding him out right now. Kyle Williams played in the game and did fine, but we're being precautionary with a few things right now."

Kelsay sat out the Jacksonville game after minor eye surgery.

"I had a hole in my retina, but its fine, they fixed it and everything's really good," he said. "It literally took 10 minutes, and then I just had to take a few days off. It was a head on head collision. This happened to me before. It happened two seasons ago in New York against the Jets."

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Gailey said he has not made a final decision on starting left tackle, although Demetrius Bell took most of the snaps there against Jacksonville. Left guard Andy Levitre spelled Bell with the first unit.

How did Bell do?

"He did better. He played better in this ball game and Andy did a good job too," Gailey said.

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