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Incognito, Poyer, Gaines, Thomas among Bills players not practicing

Richie Incognito finished the Buffalo Bills' victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, but the ankle injury that temporarily sidelined him during the game will keep him out of Wednesday's practice.

Coach Sean McDermott said the Bills were mainly being careful with Incognito and did not seem concerned that the veteran guard would miss this week's game against the Oakland Raiders.

"I know he feels real good," McDermott said. "It's just a matter of just being, at this point in the week, cautionary and kind of building up to the game on Sunday."

Other injured players expected to miss practice are safety Jordan Poyer (knee), cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring), tight end Charles Clay (knee) and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb). Tight end Logan Thomas has been excused for what McDermott said were "personal" reasons.

"We'll see," McDermott said, when asked when he expected Thomas back. Asked if there was a possibility Thomas would miss Sunday's game, McDermott said, "Again, we'll see. I wish I could give you more right now."

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, running back LeSean McCoy and defensive tackle Kyle Williams received veteran rest days.

McDermott said Poyer and Gaines were day to day.

"We'll see how that goes this week," the coach said of Poyer. "We prepare everyone and that's why our approach is the way it is every week and the players take pride in preparing, even though they may not have been starters before now so that when their number's called, they're ready to go. And that's also a big philosophical approach on our coaching staff of developing all the players on our football team, not just the starters."

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