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Bills Notebook: Glenn, Tolbert, Miller out; Rivers questionable

The Buffalo Bills' injury list had its familiar name at the top Friday.

Left tackle Cordy Glenn will be missing from Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, just as he was missing from last weekend's loss against the New Orleans Saints.

His foot/ankle issues, which have been chronic, now will have kept him out of four games and contributed to his missing five starts. Rookie Dion Dawkins will start in Glenn's place for the fifth time.

Running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring) and guard John Miller (ankle) will also miss Sunday's game. Travaris Cadet will replace Tolbert and make his Bills debut as the backup to LeSean McCoy.


Tight end Charles Clay (knee), defensive end Jerry Hughes (shin/calf) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee) are listed as questionable.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka (right hip) practiced fully Friday, as did cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and wide receiver Zay Jones (ankle).


Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who has been in concussion protocol, practiced fully Friday for the second day in a row and is listed as questionable for Sunday.


Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told reporters that, although the Bills plan to start rookie Nathan Peterman at quarterback, his team is also preparing for Tyrod Taylor, who is far more of a running threat.

"We're still looking at it like, if (Taylor) suits up, we have to be ready for him, because if he comes in in the second half, if the other guys struggles and he comes in, we've got to be ready. He can present a lot of problems for a defense."


Former NFL offensive coordinator and Notre Dame and Kansas football coach Charlie Weis, now an analyst for SiriusXM NFL Radio, doesn't think the Bills' quarterback switch wasn't intended as an indictment of Taylor.

"They're not doing it just to throw Tyrod under the bus," Weis said. "They're doing it because they think the kid gives them a better chance at winning. That is the only reason you make a change."

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