The news was anything but good concerning two members of Buffalo's 2010 draft class. Fifth-round pick Ed Wang was not in attendance at the team's morning practice Monday and was seen on the sidelines at the evening practice not participating after suffering an injury the day before.
Head coach Chan Gailey did not paint a pretty picture regarding the amount of time that Wang could be out.
"Ed's got something that they may have to operate on and it might take him out for quite a few weeks," Gailey said. "We have to wait and see what the doctors say about that. That decision will be made tomorrow."
Gailey did not disclose the nature of Wang's injury, but he was seen with a wrap on his right calf at practice Monday night. The Bills head coach did state that his current injury is not related to his ankle injury suffered in the spring during OTAs.
Buffalo's offensive tackle position is already precariously thin with Demetrius Bell's reps being monitored closely. Bell only had a few reps in the team setting again on Monday night after not practicing in the morning session.
With Jamon Meredith taking the majority of the snaps with the first unit at left tackle during team work, Kirk Chambers was shifted out to left tackle to fill the void left by Wang. Meanwhile Andre Ramsey was spelling Eric Wood with the starting unit at right guard as the former first-round pick is paced through camp coming off his lengthy rehab.
"You would love to have your first group the whole time through camp and that would be ideal, but that doesn't happen," said Gailey. "The one thing that you say as a football coach is it's a great opportunity for some of those guys to get some playing time and show what they can do."
Batten sidelinedGailey also confirmed the shoulder injury suffered by Batten, though he did not specify whether it was dislocated or separated in practice Sunday.
"Danny hit his shoulder and it's a fairly significant injury and we're going to have to look and see how long it takes for him to get back," he said.
With Batten and Kelsay both sidelined at the outside linebacker position Chris Ellis has seen most of the work on the strong side in the practice setting.