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Injured trio hopes to play Sunday

The Bills list three starters as questionable for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Mike Mularkey said he was hopeful all three would play.

Lawyer Milloy, Mike Williams and London Fletcher all sat out Wednesday's workout on the grass field behind the Bills Fieldhouse.

Mularkey said Milloy had surgery to repair a thumb injury suffered in Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. Milloy was wearing a cast on his right thumb and hand to protect what is believed to be a fracture of the thumb. Mularkey said Milloy could wear protective padding on the cast in the game. Milloy did not miss a play despite the injury in Tampa.

Williams sprained his left ankle against Tampa. Fletcher strained a hamstring.

Receiver Eric Moulds was rested Wednesday. He took part in some of practice.

The Falcons list three players as questionable, all with sore hamstrings. Quarterback Michael Vick did not practice but is expected to play Sunday. The others are starting receiver Dez White and kickoff and punt returner Allen Rossum. Neither practiced.


Sunday is the eighth annual fan food drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Everyone coming to the game is encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or a monetary donation. The event benefits the Food Bank of Western New York.

The food drive chairwoman is Mary Wilson, the wife of the Bills owner. Donations will be collected at stadium gates by members of the Bills Women's Association, the Buffalo Jills, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, the Blue Coats, the Bills' student leaders and Food Bank staff.

Ralph and Mary Wilson will match all monetary donations. Last year the donations plus the matching funds totaled $27,095, and 3,258 pounds of food were collected. The Food Bank, through its network of more than 500 member agencies in Western New York, distributed more than 13 million pounds of food in the past year.


George "Chink" Sengel, a scout emeritus for the Bills, died Tuesday after a brief illness at age 83 in Lexington, Ky.

Sengel was a full-time scout for the Bills for 23 years, from 1979 through 2001, serving under seven Buffalo head coaches. He scouted the Southeast region for most of his Bills tenure. Before that he spent 12 years with the BLESTO scouting service.

A 1947 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Sengel played end for Bear Bryant and helped Kentucky to a 15-6 record in two seasons. That included a win over Villanova in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl.

He was a longtime assistant football coach at Kentucky under Bryant, Blanton Collier and Charlie Bradshaw. Sengel served on the Wildcats' staff in 1961 and '62 with Chuck Knox, and Knox brought him to Buffalo when he became head coach of the Bills.

-- Mark Gaughan

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