ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills safety Lawyer Milloy is
prepared to make his season debut at Baltimore this weekend after
missing seven weeks with a broken right forearm.
Despite listing Milloy as questionable on Wednesday, coach Mike
Mularkey said he anticipates the nine-year veteran and four-time
Pro Bowl selection to play.
Milloy also sounded confident after he practiced for the second
"Last week was more of an introduction. I knew that going in,"
said Milloy, who was inactive for Buffalo's 20-13 victory against Miami on
Sunday. "This week is a good week."
Milloy's presence bolsters what's been a banged-up defensive
backfield that will be minus starting cornerback Troy Vincent, who
will miss his third straight game with a right knee injury.
The Bills (1-4) are coming off their first victory, and face the
Ravens (3-2), who are coming off a bye week, but will be without
suspended star running back Jamal Lewis.
Bills running back Willis McGahee could get his second
consecutive start; Travis Henry is questionable with a sprained
left foot. Henry practiced Wednesday, but still appeared to be
McGahee had a Bills season-high 111 yards rushing Sunday, the
first significant contribution for the 2003 first-round draft pick
who missed all of his rookie year recovering from reconstructive
surgery on his left knee.
Left tackle Jonas Jennings' status was elevated to probable
after missing two games with a sprained left ankle. Center Trey
Teague is listed as doubtful, and has missed two games with a left
Milloy has been out since he was hurt in Buffalo's third
preseason game against Indianapolis, when he jammed his arm trying
to pry loose a fumble. He had a metal plate surgically inserted to
help keep the bone in place, and will wear a carbon-fiber cast on
his forearm for the rest of the season.
Asked whether he's capable of tackling with the cast on, Milloy
turned to a reporter and said: "Somebody, throw him the ball and
I'll show you."
The five regular-season games Milloy has not played this season
were the first he's missed since breaking into the league with New
England in 1996, ending a string of 128 appearances.
Lawyer Milloy is prepared to make his season debut at Baltimore this weekend after missing seven weeks.