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Bills will be without two for "period of time"

The Buffalo Bills are now through their first three practices of the summer and have been fairly fortunate when it comes to lingering injuries at this point. Outside of a few bumps and bruises, most of the roster has been healthy to start training camp at St. John Fisher College.

The Bills got their first bit of bad news on Tuesday regarding two players on their roster. Cornerback Brandon Smith and linebacker Darrin Kitchens, each who were injured during Monday afternoon's practice, have suffered what head coach Doug Marrone termed a "lower body injury."

Both Smith and Kitchens, according to the head coach, will be out for a period of time.

Smith is battling with the likes of Ron Brooks to stick on the active roster at cornerback following the completion of the preseason. He is a former college wide receiver that converted to cornerback upon entering the NFL.

Kitchens is an undrafted free agent out of Florida that is presently buried on the depth chart despite the injury to Kiko Alonso. He's likely considered to be a longshot to make the roster.

The Bills were able to get through practice on Tuesday without a single injury. They did, however, hold out both fullback Evan Rodriguez and tight end Chris Gragg from the session due to heat cramps.

The team gets back on the field on Wednesday at 8 am for practice. Once again, it will be available and open to the general public.

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