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Thursday practice report: Cyrus Kouandjio lines up with the first team

He was not on the injury report Wednesday but Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn wasn't at practice on Thursday inside the fieldhouse. Coach Rex Ryan will be addressing the media afterward.

In Glenn's place? Buffalo worked Cyrus Kouandjio lined up with the first-team offense at left tackle. The 2014 second-round pick has appeared in 190 snaps this season, seeing time as a third tackle of late.

Earlier this week, Ryan was asked why Kouandjio couldn't get on the field at right tackle. Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, the Bills have rolled with Jordan Mills at right tackle with Seantrel Henderson (illness) out.

"Well that’s is a good question," Ryan said. "I think there is a little more comfort level with Mills it seems like. But it also the fact that, that role is, playing that role he does a have a role for us. There is no doubt and it is a big thing and it is not just doing it as a tackle or whatever. But I feel good about the way he is contributing, I do."

Maybe there's more O-Line shuffling for the Bills in the regular-season finale against the New York Jets. They obviously haven't believed any more in the second-rounder Kouandjio than, say, former 24th-rounder Frank Jackunas in 1962. Maybe Glenn's situation, whatever it is, gets him action in Week 17.

Elsewhere, safety Bacarri Rambo (knee/shoulder) and right guard John Miller (ankle) returned to practice. And inside linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle), cornerback Ronald Darby (groin), defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (neck), quarterback Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder), end Mario Williams (hand) all practiced, too.

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