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After coming off of back surgery, 24-year-old defensive tackle Torell Troup was hoping to finally see consistent playing time in 2012. The Bills drafted him in the second round in 2010, but since then he’s battled nagging injuries.
Chris Brown provided a detailed breakdown of Troup’s recovery and his plan for “redemption” on the team’s official website, noting the lineman’s goal of proving he can compete in the NFL.
Unfortunately, Troup still isn’t going at full speed, which is affecting his reps and playing time on defense. When asked how his recovery was progressing, Chan Gailey said the following in a press conference after practice:
Slowly. Not as fast as any of us would like, including him. It is real slow. It is two steps forward and one step back on him. And that is frustrating for everybody.
Troup has a lot of talent. And as a high draft pick, the Bills are growing more and more anxious to figure out what they have in him.
While his roster spot may not be in serious jeopardy, the defensive line is deep this year, and the Bills can’t wait forever. At the very least, the fact that he’s still missing time is hurting both Troup and the defense.