Bills WR Johnson Probable for Patriots Game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson is expected to play Sunday against the New England Patriots (2-0).

Johnson has been nursing a sore groin that forced him to miss Wednesday’s practice, but he practiced fully on both Thursday and Friday with the Bills (2-0).

Defensive linemen Spencer Johnson (hip) and Torell Troup (back) are also both probable. Troup has missed the first two games because of his injury.

Backup linebacker Kirk Morrison won’t play because of a hamstring injury, and cornerback Terrence McGee will miss his second straight game because of a hamstring injury.

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Bills WR Easley and NT Troup Out for Opener

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Buffalo receiver Marcus Easley and defensive linemen Torell Troup will miss the Bills’ season-opener at Kansas City on Sunday.

The Bills announced Saturday that Easley and Troup did not travel with the team are out for the game against the Chiefs.

Easley has an illness and Troup is out with a lower back injury.

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Nose Tackle Williams Agrees to Contract Extension With Bills

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams agreed to a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills, the National Football League (NFL) team said Friday.

Financial details were not disclosed by the Bills but local media estimate the deal to be worth $39 million over six years.

Williams, a fifth-round draft pick by the Buffalo in 2006, totaled a career-high 5.5 sacks and a personal-best 77 tackles last season to rank second among NFL defensive linemen.

His 2010 form earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance. He was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an alternate after the 2009 season but did not get to play.

The 28-year-old Williams, a starter for the Bills since his rookie season, has been one of the league’s most consistent defensive players.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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