Thursday night Bills

Thursday evening update on the Buffalo Bills.

Josh Reed's debut as Peerless Price's replacement was hardly memorable, but the coaching staff has no plans to replace him in the starting lineup with veteran Bobby Shaw.
   Shaw, the veteran free agent who faces his old team this Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars, caught three passes for 51 yards in Buffalo's 31-0 win over New England. Two of his grabs kept alive the first two TD drives as he converted on third-and-three and third-and-seven.
   Shaw was signed to play the No. 3 slot receiver, a job Reed held last season. As a starter, Reed caught one pass for five yards but dropped two others, including a flea-flicker pass where he was wide open and would've gained at least 40 yards. Reed dropped the ball while falling backwards.
   "That's a play that stands out in everybody's mind, but he played very well," said coach Gregg Williams, who noted that Reed blocked well in the run game. "There are a lot of things in the run game he did tremendous on. It's a play he wishes he had back, but he'll have some opportunities this year. He'll be fine."
   As for Shaw, he's content with filling the slot role.
   "Number of snaps doesn't matter to me," he said. "I'm a blue-collar guy that's going to go out and get his job done. That's a decision (the coaches) have to make on who they want to be the starters."
   --DT Sam Adams' 37-yard interception return of a Tom Brady pass was named play of the week in the NFL.
   --KR Antonio Brown, who struggled against New England, will face a Jacksonville team that allowed 210 return yards on punts and kicks in a loss to Carolina. The Jags are juggling their coverage men this week after a rash of injuries.
   --SS Coy Wire, who lost his starting job to veteran Lawyer Milloy, will be used as a designated blitzer. The coaches love his speed and aggressiveness and his presence would give teams something else to worry about. Meanwhile, he remains one of the Bills best special teams hitters.
   --WR Eric Moulds was shocked to be flagged for taunting against New England. He spun the football Globetrotter style on the field after a third-down catch. "There trying to cut back on guys celebrating, I understand, but it's taking some of the fun away," Moulds said. "They said I spun it near a group of guys, but I thought they were walking back to their huddle. Those things happen and I'll have to live with it."
   --TE Mark Campbell earned the start against New England and caught three passes for 24 yards. Campbell, acquired in a trade with the Browns, is eager to show he's more than just a blocker and he has quickly developed a good feel with QB Drew Bledsoe.
   --CB Antoine Winfield tied for the team lead against New England with 12 tackles, a good start to his contract year.

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