Levitre ready to become Bills' third left tackle of the season

Buffalo Bills left guard Andy Levitre practiced at left tackle when the Bills returned from their bye week on Monday, and might become the team's third starting left tackle of the season when Buffalo takes on the Washington Redskins Sunday in Toronto.

"That's probably going to be the way it ends up for game time," coach Chan Gailey told The Buffalo News. "It's going to be close," Gailey said. "We're planning on him (regular starter Demetrius Bell) not being available. If we get him, it's great."

Bell has missed two games with a shoulder injury, and his first replacement, rookie Chris Hairston, sprained an ankle in the Bills' loss to the New York Giants and won't play Sunday.

Levitre, a third-year veteran from Oregon State, has proved valuable to the Bills for his versatility. He's the team's backup center, but played left tackle in college.

Levitre has his work cut out for him: The Redskins enter the game with 21 sacks, tied for the NFL lead.

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