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Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson's Injury Could Be Serious and More AFC East News

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 9: David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills is looked after by team officials after being injured on a play during an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bills 48-28. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Erik FrenzSenior Writer ISeptember 10, 2012

One injury can put a damper on an entire season.

That's what I wrote just moments after Bills running back Fred Jackson left the game with a knee injury. It appears Jackson's injury may have been less severe than the one sustained by Buffalo wide receiver David Nelson shortly thereafter.

"Fred doesn't look as bad as David," Bills coach Chan Gailey said, according to The Buffalo News. "We don't know how bad David is, but it doesn't look good right now."

Jackson's injury is believed to be a sprained LCL, but news was hard to come by regarding the status of Nelson's knee.

The Bills were off to a hot start in 2011 before injuries derailed their season, but it looks like things could come unraveled quickly if these injuries are serious. Buffalo sorely lacked threats in the passing game last year, and it could already be short two of its best weapons on offense. It doesn't help that wide receiver T.J. Graham was oddly inactive for this week's game.

Here is some more news and analysis from around the AFC East this morning.

 

Buffalo Bills

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio gives his post-game thoughts, including insight into what happened following running back Fred Jackson's knee injury.

According to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, Bills head coach Chan Gailey doesn't think you should kick the dirt on the Bills just yet.

 

New York Jets

Brian Costello of the New York Post says the Jets offense wasn't clowning around on Sunday as Gang Green took it to the Bills.

Mike Vorkunov of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger writes that despite a late letup, the Jets defense put on an incredible show on Sunday.

 

New England Patriots

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reminds us that the preseason doesn't mean anything and that the Patriots offensive line removed the concerns that have surrounded the unit throughout August.

Tom Brady pointed out to Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com that the Patriots have made a commitment to running the football.

 

Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post writes that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who had trouble with tipped passes against the Texans, also had trouble with tipped passes at Texas A&M.

If you were shocked by Miami getting blown out by the Houston Texans, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald says, "Don't be."

 

Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.

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