Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback J.P. Losman was in uniform during Sunday's game at Baltimore for the first time since breaking his leg in training camp, but don't expect him to play any time soon.
Bills coach Mike Mularkey said Losman is still a couple of weeks away from being ready for full contact work. Losman has been out nine weeks. The initial prognosis was he'd be out 8-12 weeks.
"That's what I foresee right now," Mularkey said Monday after team meetings. "We're going to continue with stages of it. He did the seven-on-seven (last week). We'll get him into maybe some team work (this week) that doesn't put him in a position that he may have to scramble or avoid contact, any of those where there's sudden movement that he has not tested. We'll keep bumping that up as he feels."
Mularkey made the decision to make Losman the third quarterback to expose him to the atmosphere of a real game.
"I just thought, let's start getting him some experience of even warmups and getting into the environment and see how it feels to go out there," Mularkey said. "It's definitely different compared to going out in sweats, just feeling a part of it. It's really just a start. It was a late decision to do that, but I know he was excited about it."
Seeing Losman in uniform no doubt got fans wondering if they will see him on the field this season, especially after watching Drew Bledsoe struggle through a four-interception, four-sack outing against the Ravens.
However, Mularkey wouldn't entertain such thoughts when asked Monday about Losman getting some playing time when healthy.
"That's a hypothetical question that's weeks away," Mularkey said. "I'm not going to answer questions when a guy is not even practicing."
Left tackle Jonas Jennings and center Trey Teague could be ready to practice Wednesday when the team begins preparations for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Jennings was put on the inactive list last Sunday because of a sprained ankle. Although he went through two straight practices last week, his ankle wouldn't allow him to push off from his stance.
"At that position, that's pretty important," said Mularkey, who added that "Jennings is getting close health-wise. I think the couple extra days off will be a big factor."
Teague is still working out with the Bills' training staff. He said Monday that he's feeling better, but didn't indicate if he'll practice.
One veteran who probably won't practice is cornerback Troy Vincent, who is still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery that's kept him off the field for two weeks.
"I know he wants to," Mularkey said. "He'll test it, but I don't know how much he'll get done. We'll see."
Defensive end Aaron Schobel is on a roll. He beat Ravens All-Pro left tackle Jonathan Ogden to record the first of two sacks Sunday. It was Schobel's second multi-sack game in a row and eighth of his career. He has 5 1/2 sacks on the year, all in the last three games. He moved into eighth place on the Bills' career sacks list with 32, a half-sack ahead of Jeff Wright. Bryce Paup is seventh with 33. Schobel also forced a fumble on that first sack last Sunday to become the first Bill since Darryl Talley (games 3-5 in 1993) to do so in three consecutive games.
Wide receiver Eric Moulds' streak of 100 straight games with a reception is now the sixth longest among active NFL players. Randy Moss' 102-game streak ended when he left Minnesota's win over Tennessee Sunday early in the first half with a hamstring injury. Moss had caught a pass in every game of his seven-year career. . . . The 160 yards gained by the Ravens' offense Sunday were the fewest allowed by the Bills defense since yielding 101 against Miami on Nov. 14, 1999.
Losman, wide receiver Lee Evans and the rest of the Bills rookies will attend a Halloween pizza party today at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 219 Bryant St., from 2-3 p.m. The players will help decorate Halloween cookies and have pizza with the patients. The event is part of the Tops Rookie Club, which helps the club's new players get involved in the Buffalo community.
The Bills' streak of 11 consecutive home sellouts is in danger. Through Monday evening, the team still had 7,700 tickets remaining for Sunday's game. All tickets must be sold by 1 p.m. Thursday or the game will not be televised locally.