PHOENIX - The Buffalo Bills have made two personnel moves on their offensive line in hopes of patching together a tattered unit.
The Bills placed Colin Brown on injured reserve and signed free agent Reggie Wells to make sure they have enough O-linemen for Sunday’s game with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bills signed Wells to a free-agent offer sheet in 2006, but the Cardinals matched the five-year deal.
Wells is a 10-year NFL veteran with experience at guard and tackle. He’s 6 foot 4 and 318 pounds.
He started six seasons for the Cardinals, most recently in 2009. He also has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. This year, Wells failed to make the Green Bay Packers roster out of training camp.
Brown started Sunday’s game at right guard against the San Francisco 49ers because starter Kraig Urbik and backup Chad Rinehart are hurt. Brown suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and didn’t return to the field.
Bills center Eric Wood wasn’t interested in doing much sightseeing of Arizona on his day off on Tuesday.
“If we had beaten San Francisco, we might be doing a little bit more on our day off but it’s not the time or place for it now,” Wood said.
Wood spent the day getting a massage, some treatment on his body from team trainers, working out and watching video of the Arizona Cardinals, the Bills’ opponent on Sunday.
“Not much different from a normal Tuesday,” Wood said.
Numerous other Bills said they had no special plans.
“Work out, get treatment and we can look at film,” said Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams. “We have an iPad program where we can prepare and watch video. It’s mostly like a normal Tuesday for me.”
The Bills are staying at the Arizona Grand Resort, about 5 miles from the Arizona State University campus nearby Tempe, where they will practice Wednesday through Friday. The team did not have to bring any workout equipment. The resort has a 20,000 square foot fitness center. The team blocked it off for three hours Tuesday.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick lives in the Phoenix area and had a big group of players over to his home Monday night. Fitzpatrick said he was not serving as any kind of tour director this week.
“I know a handful of guys have trained here,” Fitzpatrick said. “They trained here in the offseason or they trained here for the combine. So those guys know the hot spots more than I do. I know where the kids’ water parks are and Chick-fil-A. There’s a lot of guys who know the area.”
Defensive lineman Mark Anderson will miss Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and figures to be out multiple weeks due to the knee injury he suffered against San Francisco, a team source said.