Gailey: Dareus has 'good chance' of playing after bone bruise

Buffalo Bills rookie defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has a "good chance" of playing in Saturday night's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Chan Gailey said Thursday.

Dareus missed Thursday's practice because of a bone bruise he sustained during the previous day's workout.

The injury isn't considered serious, although Dareus' status has been in doubt. He told reporters he was kicked in back of the leg during practice and wouldn't know until the day of the game if he could play.

"I'm just fine," said Dareus, the No. 3 overall pick in the April draft. "We're just (taking) precautions, just want to take it easy. ... Just being safe."

The news wasn't as positive for linebacker Reggie Torbor, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Thursday because of a shoulder injury.

Torbor played in 10 games last season, including seven starts, and finished with 41 tackles.

To help offset the loss of Torbor, the Bills agreed to terms with linebacker Kirk Morrison on Wednesday. Morrison, though, wasn't at practice Thursday since he still hasn't signed a contract.

Linebacker Shawn Merriman practiced for the first time this week, but he likely won't play against the Jaguars. Merriman said he has been hampered by tightness in his groin the past few days.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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