Bills' Nall, expected to vie for QB job, out indefinitely

Updated: July 30, 2006, 7:10 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo quarterback Craig Nall is out indefinitely after injuring his left hamstring two days ago, a potentially significant setback for a player who was expected to compete for the starting job.

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Nall missed Sunday's walkthrough at training camp and coach Dick Jauron said it's difficult to determine how much time the quarterback will miss or the severity of the injury.

"We do kind of have to take it day to day, but I wouldn't say it's minor because we know he's going to miss some time," Jauron said.

Nall was hurt in the final 15 minutes of the second of two practices Saturday when he pulled up while scrambling in the backfield during 11-on-11 drills.

Nall was in the mix for the Bills' No. 1 job with J.P. Losman and Kelly Holcomb.

"It's really disappointing and it's obviously severely disappointing for him," Jauron said. "But he's a professional, been around for a while and he knows this happens. And once it happens, there's nothing you can do about it except get it well as fast as you can."

The Bills signed Nall as a free agent in March, believing he showed promise after appearing in six games as a backup in his previous four seasons in Green Bay.

Nall didn't walk with a noticeable limp Sunday but said he is still experiencing some swelling.

"I'm trying to stay as upbeat as I can," Nall said. "There's a reason for it, obviously, and I don't know it right now. But hopefully, I'll understand whenever I'm able to get back on the field why I had to go through this."

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