Office's wrist nicked, but he should play

Left end Kendrick Office is questionable for the Patriots game with a sprained wrist. He's the only Bill on the injury list.

The unfortunate part is that Office was just getting comfortable, having battled a number of injuries since early training camp. He started his first game of the year against Miami on Dec. 1 for Chidi Ahanotu. Office will practice today and tomorrow, but the Bills will be mindful of not pushing his wrist so much that it would hamper him on Sunday.


Gregg Williams would not say with certainty whether Office has moved himself into the starting spot, but it seems like that he wrestled the job away from Ahanotu.


"If Kendrick is healthy, he'll be playing, yes. He'll be up there and he did a very good job last week," Williams said. Office forced a fumble that led to Eric Moulds' 57-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, giving Buffalo a 31-21 lead.


Buffalo will also likely use second-year man Jason Bostic as the nickel back – with Antoine Winfield staying at his regular left corner position – though Williams said Chris Watson will still be in the mix on third-down defense. Watson was in on third downs for a couple of series Sunday and then Bostic came in.


The Patriots listed middle linebacker Tedy Bruschi as doubtful with a sprained right knee injury that he suffered against Detroit on Thanksgiving after intercepting a pass for a touchdown.


He would be replaced by Ted Johnson, who played extremely well against Buffalo last time, recording six tackles, including two big third-down stops in the first quarter that helped stifle the Buffalo attack.


Free safety Tebucky Jones is questionable with a leg injury and would be replaced by veteran Victor Green, which is not a huge loss. Green is a capable 10-year veteran.

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