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MILLOY SHOULD BE BACK

Lawyer Milloy is expected to return from his seven-week injury exile when the Buffalo Bills meet the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Bills coach Mike Mularkey said after Wednesday's practice in Ralph Wilson Stadium that he expects the starting strong safety to return to action. Milloy broke his right forearm in the preseason at Indianapolis on Aug. 28.

Milloy, who returned to practice last week, was not definitive about facing the Ravens but sounded upbeat.

"Nothing's holding me back," he said. "Last week was more of an introduction. I knew that going in. But this week is a good week."

Milloy, a four-time Pro Bowler, had not missed a game in his eight-year career before this season. A return this week would be a relatively speedy recovery. Layoffs of eight to 12 weeks are common with broken forearms.

"The first game I couldn't hold back the tears," he said. "It was very emotional. As each game went by I focused on the weeks I've spent in the weight room and the training room."

Milloy is wearing a lightweight carbon-fiber wrap on the arm. Asked by a reporter if he could wrap up ball carriers, Milloy said: "Somebody throw him a ball so I can show you."

It looks like it will be a guessing game again this week over just how much Travis Henry can play. Henry sat out last week with a strained plantar fascia tendon, located in the bottom of his arch. Henry practiced Wednesday and ran with the first unit. As long as he's healthy, he will start against the Ravens.

"Travis participated in all drills, and I still see a slight sign (of him favoring the injury)," Mularkey said. "I'm not sure he's 100 percent. But he's the best he's been."

Quarterback J.P. Losman (leg) and cornerback Troy Vincent (knee) are out. Center Trey Teague (leg) is doubtful. Tackle Jonas Jennings (ankle) is probable.

It appears the Ravens will be without Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap (ankle) and starting center Mike Flynn (shoulder). Receiver Travis Taylor (groin) is questionable. Taylor led Ravens wide receivers in catches last year. Backup fullback Ovie Mughelli (hamstring) is questionable.

The Bills announced there are 8,000 tickets remaining for the Oct. 31 game against Arizona. The Bills have sold out 11 straight home games. The game must be sold out by 1 p.m. next Thursday to be shown on local television.

Bills punter Brian Moorman was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Moorman had a 47-yard punt into a 25-mph wind against the Dolphins and also had 59- and 53-yarders.

e-mail: mgaughan@buffnews.com

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