Buffalo Tuesday Tidbits
--TE Mark Campbell has started the season's first two games over Dave Moore and has justified the move with six catches for 62 yards. His 26-yard reception on the opening play from scrimmage at Jacksonville matched his career-long, which also came at Jacksonville as a Cleveland Brown. With his first catch of the second half, he also surpassed his previous career-high in yardage, 34 yards, against the Jets. The Bills lost a top-flight pass-catching TE when they cut Jay Riemersma, but Campbell, acquired from the Browns in a trade, has great upside and is a better blocker and now will get more chances to show it.
--DE Keith KcKenzie, who was brought in to help Buffalo's pass rush, has been a healthy scratch for two games. Bills are content with using rookie Chris Kelsay as their situational pass rusher.
--LB Jeff Posey had to leave the Jacksonville game with leg cramps in the fourth quarter. The cramps were most likely brought on by the heat -- it was nearly 100 degrees on the field. The Bills will stress the importance of hydration all this week, again, as they get set to return to Florida to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The fact it's a night game will help.
--WR Rodney Wright, who was cut from the practice squad last Wednesday, was arrested on four charges stemming from a three-car accident, including DWI, just hours before he was released. Wright was on his way to practice at the time of the accident at 8 a.m. In January, Wright worked out a plea agreement in which a felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor after leaving the scene of an accident in Fresno County, Calif., in July 2002. He now faces up to three years in jail after violating the terms of the plea deal, if convicted on these latest charges.
--RB Sammy Morris was shaken up after a couple of special teams hits against Jacksonville, but is fine.
--WR Sam Aiken, who has battled a sore hamstring, was a scratch against Jacksonville.
--WR Josh Reed made up for his poor opener against New England with five catches for 71 yards against Jacksonville. Four of his grabs resulted in first downs. His ability to beat one-on-one coverage will help ease the extra attention teams are paying Eric Moulds.
--DE Ryan Denney notched his first NFL sack at Jacksonville. The 6-foot-7 second-year pro continues to show a lot of improvement after adding some bulk and getting his gawky frame under control.
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