The rash of injuries continue to mount for a Buffalo team that's coming off a tumultuous week, which included Fewell taking over for dismissed coach Dick Jauron on Tuesday.
Stroud was ruled out because of a knee injury that has prevented him from practicing after he was hurt during a 41-17 loss at Tennessee last weekend. Except to refer to Stroud as day to day, Fewell wouldn't divulge the nature of the injury.
That leaves Buffalo with just two other defensive tackles on its roster -- reserves Spencer Johnson and John McCargo.
While strong safety Donte Whitner is set to return after missing three games with an ankle injury, the Bills' defense could be down another regular with rookie safety Jairus Byrd questionable because of a nagging groin injury. A second-round draft pick out of Oregon, Byrd has a league-leading eight interceptions to tie Buffalo's rookie single-season record. He also has a five-game interception streak.
Reserve cornerback Ashton Youboty also was ruled out after hurting his ankle last weekend.
The Bills filled Ellison's roster spot by promoting rookie defensive back Cary Harris from their practice squad.
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