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Incognito among nicked up BillsPro Bowl guard Richie Incognito is one of the new additions on Buffalo's injury list this week. He's going to be held out of practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury suffered in last week's game against Tampa Bay.

"I know he feels pretty good," said head coach Sean McDermott of Incognito. "It's just a matter of being precautionary and building up to the game at this point."

Incognito missed just one series in the game after he got cut low on a play in last Sunday's game. He did return to the game and finished.

Joining him as non-participants for Wednesday's practice are Ramon Humber, Charles Clay, E.J. Gaines and Jordan Poyer.

Both Gaines and Poyer were called "day to day" by McDermott.

TE Logan Thomas was excused from Wednesday's practice to handle personal matters.

Dawkins part of a fluid situationWith the return of veteran Cordy Glenn to the lineup, it appears, for now, that Dion Dawkins is without a starting role on Buffalo's offensive line.

However, with Dawkins demonstrating his ability to line up and play guard, when he filled in for Incognito for a series in last week's game, to his time at both left and right tackle, the offensive staff is mulling their options on how to best make use of Dawkins' versatility.

"It's a little more fluid in that regard," said McDermott of Dawkins future role. "It's a good situation because he's shown he can play inside now, outside, left side, right side. That's very unique for a young player to be able to do that. That said it's important that we don't overburden Dion either with too much. We've got some other guys in there who can back up or fill in at certain positions also."

Milano makes marked improvementIn his first week as a starter at linebacker, rookie Matt Milano was still doing a lot of thinking out on the field and while he didn't play poorly at Cincinnati, there were some plays he knew he could execute more efficiently. This past Sunday, Milano cleaned up a lot of his inefficiencies and produced.

Milano contributed five tackles, including two for loss, a quarterback hit and an interception. Head coach Sean McDermott was pleased with Milano's week-to-week improvement.

"I saw a huge jump from his first week of playing defense to last Sunday," McDermott said. "That was an impressive jump. He played faster and wasn't thinking as much.

"That's what I expected knowing Matt and then knowing coach (Bob) Babich and how well he prepares the players. Now we're waiting to see what happens and if there's another jump this week."

McDermott did confirm that when Humber returns from injury he'll be back in the starting lineup.

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