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NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Jaguars, Jets & Texans

Bears

  • Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Bears expect to be without G Kyle Long (ankle) “for an extended period.”
  • Bears HC John Fox insinuated that Long could have a high ankle sprain and that they’re were preparing to be without him for a while.

Bills

  • Bills HC Rex Ryan said that WR Sammy Watkins (foot, injured reserve) is not ready to return to practice this week but added: “We’ll see how that goes.” (Mike Rodak)
  • Ryan mentioned that “we’ll see who steps out and earns that starting job” to replace C Eric Wood, who suffered a broken leg and had surgery last week. Ryan added that they’ve yet to discuss whether Wood will be placed on injured reserve .(Mike Rodak)
  • According to Ryan, Ryan Groy and Patrick Lewis will compete for the starting center job. (Joe Buscaglia)
  • For listening to Ryan, Joe Buscaglia believes RT Jordan Mills‘ starting job could be in jeopardy.

Jaguars

Jets

Jets CB Darrelle Revis was asked why he’s struggling to play at the high level many have been accustomed to over the years, to which he replied: “Because I’m old.”

“You have bumps in the road,” Revis said, via Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. “Are you going to see a one catch for one yard game [like Reggie Wayne had in a 2010 playoff game]? Probably not. I was 23, 24 years old then. That’s just not where it’s at. Can I execute better and do things better? That’s going to come. That’s definitely going to come down the road. … I have to adjust my game in a lot of ways. I’m not going to get down on myself. I’m a very confident person. I’m going to keep on working like I usually do. It comes from where I grew up. We’re tough. We put the hard hat on and go back to work and find out what the problems is and try to solve it.

Texans

Texans rookie WR Will Fuller (leg) expressed some optimism about returning to for the team’s Week 11 game against the Raiders.

“Yeah, I’m going to get back in that training room and try to get it back to feeling right,” Fuller said, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’s getting a lot better.