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Posted: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 4:36PM

Bills without Spiller during Wednesday's practice



Orchard Park, NY (WGR 550)  -- With the exception of rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, the Buffalo Bills are getting relatively healthier throughout their active roster. That hasn't kept the Bills from erring to the side of caution with running back C.J. Spiller, however.

To start the practice week, Spiller was a non-participant due to the ankle injury he suffered against Baltimore in Week Four. He did some light work during the positional portion of practice but did not take part in any team repetitions throughout the rest of the day.

The running back has played on the ankle each of the past two weeks, and head coach Doug Marrone insists that the injury is better than it was the previous week. Joining Spiller and Manuel on the 'did not participate' list is only defensive lineman Kyle Williams. Williams was given a rest day for his Achilles injury, much like he has been in prior weeks.

Wide receiver Stevie Johnson (back), linebacker Manny Lawson (hamstring), defensive end Mario Williams (hip) and cornerback Ron Brooks (foot) were all limited participants on Wednesday. Marrone said he felt good about both Johnson and Brooks, and was merely giving some rest to Lawson and Williams.

Quarterback Thad Lewis (foot) was a full participant at practice. He's expected to start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after X-rays and the MRI on his right foot came back negative.

The Bills get back on the practice field Thursday morning in Orchard Park.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

All photos courtesy of AP
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