AFC Notes

<b>Bills- </b> Although head coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this week that Travis Henry will remain the team's starting running back if he's healthy, don't be surprised if second-year back Willis McGahee gets in some starts in later in the season.

Unless they have a big turn around in their fortunes, the Bills won't be in the playoff picture around weeks 12-14. Teams that are out of the playoff hunt typically will play their younger players in that situation. Since teams generally won't carry two starting caliber backs for more than a season, they'll want to get a good look at McGahee before the season ends. Henry easily will recoup a first day pick if they choose to trade him before the 2005 draft.

Browns-It appears that receiver Andre King could be making his second NFL start (started one game in 2002) if starter Andre Davis's (turf toe) condition doesn't improve by the end of the week. King has only made one starter over his four-year career. Newly acquired receiver Antonio Bryant could see limited playing time on Sunday against Philadelphia. He practiced with the team Wednesday.

Ravens-Tight end Todd Heap (ankle) is getting closer to playing but isn't expected suit up Sunday against Buffalo. The team lists him as doubtful. They do expect to have receiver Travis Taylor (groin) who has been practicing without any setbacks.

To add some down field speed, they signed free agent receiver Patrick Johnson who was with the team from 1998-2002.

Steelers-With starting nose tackle Casey Hampton (knee) out for the season, the team will turn to rarely used tackle Chris Hoke to replace him.

The former Brigham Young Cougar was signed as an drafted free agent in 2001 and has only appeared in four games since that time. He mostly been either on the practice squad of a weekly inactive.

However, Hoke is coming off of his best camp and beat out veteran tackle Kendrick Clancy for roster spot in back of Hampton. Although he doesn't have the girth of Hampton, Hoke is a high-energy player that can get off blocks.

The real test comes after their bye this week against the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.

Titans-Second-year back Chris Brown regained totally feel in his arm and shoulder Monday evening and is expected to play at Minnesota on Sunday. He's listed as questionable.

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