PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -A veteran position on a young Bills team has taken a major hit with the loss of defensive end Ryan Denney, who broke his left foot in Buffalo's 13-10 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
Denney, who was injured on the opening kickoff, is scheduled for surgery Monday and will be out indefinitely.
``That's a blow. He's a very good football player for us,'' coach Dick Jauron said following the team's 45-minute practice on Sunday.
The injury leaves Buffalo with Anthony Hargrove as the only experienced defensive end backing up starters Chris Kelsay and Aaron Schobel.
But Hargrove will miss the first four games of the regular season because of his suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Hargrove complicated matters when he was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors following a confrontation with police outside a Rochester night club early Aug. 5. He is scheduled to be in court this week.
Of three other defensive ends on the Bills roster, none has played in an NFL game. Eric Powell was inactive for all 16 games last season; Ryan Neill was on the 2006 practice squad; and rookie C.J. Ah You was selected in the seventh round of April's draft.
Jauron didn't rule out looking outside the organization to find a replacement.
``C.J., Eric and Ryan Neill have been playing a good deal through camp, so they'll rotate and get more snaps,'' Jauron said. ``But it's a problem, and we'll keep looking everywhere we can.''

Top NFL Public Bets


NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Patriots vs. Bills Pick With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Bengals Pick The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Titans Picks With Blake Bortles struggling, will the Jaguars and Titans play under the total for bettors on Thursday night this week?
Thumbnail NFL Week 8 Las Vegas Odds How does Las Vegas oddsmakers view Week 8's games in the NFL? Let's take a look.
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Prediction Will the struggling Broncos not only beat the Texans tonight but also cover as a heavy favorite at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages