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Thursday practice report: No Seantrel Henderson three days before Watt

The Buffalo Bills may be turning to a back-up plan against Houston Texans phenom, and potential Hall of Famer, J.J. Watt. Right tackle Seantrel Henderson (illness), who coach Rex Ryan said he wasn't worried about missing Sunday, was not at practice on Thursday. That'd mean Jordan Mills could start at right tackle.

Running back Karlos Williams (shoulder), guard John Miller (ankle) and inside linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) also did not practice inside the fieldhouse. Safety Bacarri Rambo (knee) returned.

Defensive end Mario Williams (foot) continued to practice, so seems set to face his former team at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Mills, a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech, isn't a novice, nor a blip on the NFL radar like Bob Hews of the Bills in 1971. He started 29 games his first two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. He signed with the Bills on Oct. 20 and eventually overtook Cyrus Kouandjio as the team's top back-up at tackle. Kouandjio, the 2014 second-round pick, was a gameday inactive last week in Kansas City.

Ryan will speak after practice later today.

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