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Illnesses to leave Branch, Glenn sidelined

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Undisclosed illnesses will keep OT Cordy Glenn and DL Alan Branch sidelined for the time being.

Earlier this week the Bills put both starting left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive lineman Alan Branch on the Active/Non Football Illness list. It signaled that both would not be participating in practice at the outset of camp. Bills GM Doug Whaley shed some light on their situations.

“We’re still waiting on reports from him, but it looks like it’s going to be one of those day to day things and we’ll see how it progresses,” said Whaley of Glenn.

Glenn missed the last couple of days of the team’s minicamp due to illness. When asked if Glenn’s condition was season threatening Whaley did not completely rule it out.

“We don’t think so at this time, but we’re going to have to see how it progresses. But we hope not,” he said.

Glenn has been durable in his two seasons with Buffalo, missing just three games in his rookie season due to an ankle injury before starting in all 16 games in 2013.

Meanwhile Branch’s condition surfaced when he came to Buffalo to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp in mid-June.

“When he came in and did his physicals there were some tests that came back that we need to wait on to make sure everything is okay,” said Whaley. “If they come back okay he’ll be out on the field. He is at camp now.”

Whaley said Glenn is also in attendance at training camp at St. John Fisher and will be doing light exercises on the side during practice.

McKelvin to work back slowly
In the spring Leodis McKelvin was limited in the practice setting as he recovered from offseason hip surgery. He participated sparingly in team work in the non-pads setting of minicamp. Now at the start of training camp he won’t be practicing at all at the outset. He was put on the Active/PUP list earlier in the week.

“Leodis is coming back from that hip surgery that we had talked about and we just wanted to make sure we eased him in and didn’t give him too strenuous a workout right off the bat,” said Whaley.

The team’s first practice is Sunday at 6:10 pm.