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Moats to Stay at OLB... For Now

Since his impact for the Buffalo Bills defense last season, fans have been clammoring for Arthur Moats to remain at outside linebacker permanently, rather than just on a weekly basis.

While the former won't happen just yet, the latter is a certainty.

Head coach Chan Gailey said the plan for Moats this week is to keep the second-year player as a pass-rusher.

"We've got to put him out there right now," he said. "We gotta leave him out there, especially while Chris [Kelsay] is out."

Moats had a key pressure on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick that led to an interception at a key moment for the Bills' defense. Gailey liked what he saw from Moats.

"He did a nice job. He wasn't perfect, but he hadn't practiced there a lot. So I think as he gets more work there maybe he'll continue to give us a little juice off the edge."

Gailey admitted that since Moats played defensive end in college, that he does in fact look more natural as an outside linebacker than he does on the inside.

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