The Bills signed a free agent offensive lineman Thursday because they've got only four healthy tackles on the roster.
"We definitely needed numbers there," said head coach Dick Jauron.
Part of the reason is injury and the other part is the absence of holdout Jason Peters who has still yet to report.
"Certainly I wish Jason was here and we all do," said Jauron. "But I don't think about it a whole lot when I'm on the field. I can't. And when I'm off the field I can't. That responsibility falls in somebody else's lap because there's nothing I can do about it. I was told by my mother a long time ago that worry doesn't accomplish a whole lot. You waste a lot of time worrying about things you have no control over."
As for Peters' replacement in the lineup Langston Walker, Jauron has been pleased with how the former right tackle has performed.
"I think Langston is really good so I anticipated he would do fine," Jauron said. "He's just a good football player left or right and he's done well."
Jauron said earlier this offseason he attempted to make contact with Peters, but was not successful.
"I have," said Jauron. "I haven't recently, but I certainly have. I didn't get any response."
The Bills head coach saw that St. Louis running back Steven Jackson ended his holdout, but sounded reluctant in believing that development will have any impact on the situation with Peters even though both players have the same agent.
"We certainly hope he comes in soon," said Jauron. "He's a good football player and a good guy. We'd like to have him here."
Buffalobills.com has confirmed that as of Thursday afternoon the team has not had any contact with the holdout Pro Bowl left tackle.