Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Brohm will start at QB for Bills against Falcons

Second-year quarterback Brian Brohm is expected to make his first start since putting on NFL jersey when Buffalo travels to Atlanta on Sunday, because ankle injuries will keep starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and backup Trent Edwards out for this week.

As Edwards isn’t expected to play again this season because of a high ankle sprain, Brohm is likely to get more chance to start in case Fitzpatrick is injured.

Brohm was signed off the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad last month, and has not even taken a snap in practice with the Bills. His work has been limited to reps with the scout team.

Interim coach Perry Fewell had said Brohm didn’t know the offense well enough to run it effectively. But with the team officially out of the playoffs, some in the organization believe it is time to see what Brohm, a 2008 second-round pick, can do.

As CB Terrence McGee has been placed on season-ending injury reserve because of a shoulder injury, Reggie Corner will start at cornerback, with Ashton Youboty being the nickel corner.

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