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Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey chose to reserve comment on the performance of rookie left tackle Cordy Glenn until after reviewing the game film.
Chances are, Gailey will like what he saw.
Glenn lined up across from two-time Pro Bowler Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs and more than held his own in the Bills' 35-17 win.
"You see a guy who's real well-known in the league, you want to see where you're at, how you perform against him. I think any offensive lineman would be that way," Glenn said. "It was a good experience. We got a win and didn't give up any sacks, so it was a good day."
Hali - playing for the first time this season after serving a one-game suspension in the season opener - finished with four tackles, including one for a loss, but was not able to get a hit on Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"Tamba's a very good player, so you've definitely got your hands full with him, but [Cordy] did a good job," Bills right tackle Erik Pears said. "He's a hard worker. He's obviously got the natural abilities to do it. I think he's been solid and I think he'll keep getting better, because he works at it."
Glenn's athleticism was particularly on display on a pair of plays in the second quarter. He got outside to spring C.J. Spiller on a 27-yard gain on a screen pass that set up the Bills at the K.C. 2-yard line and led to a touchdown that made it 21-0.
Earlier, the 6-foot-5, 343-pounder was the lead blocker on a toss to the left that Spiller took in for a 5-yard touchdown run. On that play, Glenn rolled his right ankle, but both he and Gailey said the injury was not a concern.
"It bothered him, but he'll be fine," Gailey said.
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Glenn was one of several Bills who suffered some bumps and bruises Sunday. Both Stephon Gilmore and George Wilson passed concussion tests and said they were fine after the game.
"Clean bill of health. I just had my eggs scrambled for a play there," Wilson said. "The training staff just wanted to err on the side of caution. They brought me in to make sure that everything was OK. [They] did the concussion screenings and everything. Clean bill of health before the team even came in for halftime."
Wilson was hurt late in the second quarter on a play over the middle. He could be seen on the sidelines pleading to go back into the game, but eventually headed to the locker room.
"I know that sometimes we as players want to get back out there and that's why we have team doctors and trainers, in those moments, to protect us from ourselves," he said. "I'm feeling great. They quizzed me on where was I lined up at? What was the play call? What was the pass they threw? Who was it? They took me through the whole gamut and I passed everything."
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus appeared to have his left shoulder looked at by trainers on the sideline, but was able to finish the game.
"I think he's fine. He played some in the second half with it. It's going to be sore, but I think he's going to be OK," Gailey said.
Safety Jairus Byrd and receiver Ruvell Martin were seen getting X-rays after the game, but there was no immediate word on their condition. Gailey will provide a full injury update this afternoon.
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Running back Fred Jackson [knee] was the lone Bill to miss the game because of injury. Also inactive for the Bills were quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, safety Delano Howell, defensive end Kyle Moore, linebacker Kirk Morrison, right tackle Sam Young and center Colin Brown.
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Justin Rogers replaced Leodis McKelvin in the Bills' lineup as the slot cornerback in the team's nickel package. Rogers finished with one tackle.
"Coach [Dave Wannstedt] told me [last week] I may be in there. Each week I go in like I'm going to be playing because if one guy goes down, you're in there," Rogers said. "If I wasn't going to be in there or if I was, I study them. It came out great."
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The Bills have not given up a sack for the first two games of the year. It's the second time that has happened in franchise history, and first time since the 1980 season. Linebacker Kelvin Sheppard had his first career sack in the third quarter and wide receiver T.J. Graham made his first career reception, a 7-yard gain in the third quarter.

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