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WASHINGTON QUESTIONABLE, BUT CERTAIN HE WILL PLAY

The Buffalo Bills list Ted Washington as questionable for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, but the veteran nose tackle said he would not be sidelined by the right eye injury he suffered in Monday night's victory over Indianapolis.

Washington, who suffered the injury after taking a knee in the facemask, did not practice Wednesday. He also was wearing sunglasses.

But Washington insisted he was going to be ready to play against his former team, and coach Marv Levy said he was "on the favorable side of questionable."

The Bills list defensive end Jim Jeffcoat (knee) and linebacker John Holecek (ankle) as doubtful, while running back Tim Tindale (knee) is questionable.

Linebacker Bryce Paup (knee), running back Thurman Thomas (knee), and offensive tackle Corey Louchiey (back) are probable.

Paup, Tindale, and Louchiey joined Washington on the sidelines Wednesday.

The Broncos list two players as questionable -- fullback Howard Griffith (knee) and wide receiver Patrick Jefers (hamstring) -- and defensive end Neil Smith (ankle) as probable.
Bills defensive end Bruce Smith was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Colts.

Smith was credited with nine tackles, including eight initial hits, and 2 1/2 sacks. He also had five quarterback pressures.

It marked the seventh time in Smith's career that he has received defensive-player-of-the-week honors.
Jerry Ostroski will make his second consecutive start at right offensive tackle Sunday, Levy said.

With Corbin Lacina starting at right guard for the second straight game, the Bills have had eight different offensive line combinations in the regular season.

But Thurman Thomas won't rule out the possibility of another change involving Ostroski after the Denver game.

"He's going up against Neil Smith," Thomas said. "He might be out of there next week. It's a week-in, week-out thing. I just hope he goes in, stays in, and that's the five we keep."
The team announced today that Sunday's game against Denver will be televised at 1 p.m. on Channel 2.

It will be the first time this season a Bills game is televised locally and breaks a streak of eight consecutive blackouts. The last Bills game carried on local TV was their loss to Miami on Oct. 13, 1996.

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