Coach Mike Mularkey on Monday said Vincent had arthroscopic
surgery earlier in the day, but did not reveal the extent of the
Vincent was hurt during the opening drive in Buffalo's 31-17
loss to New England on Sunday. While pushing Bethel Johnson out of
bounds following a 17-yard reception, Vincent's right leg got
twisted under him as the two players tumbled at the sideline.
Mularkey said he did not yet know the results of tests center
Trey Teague had on his injured left knee. Teague did not return
after he was hurt early in the second quarter.
Left tackle Jonas Jennings was given a day off Monday to rest after sustaining a concussion in the third quarter. Jennings did not return after he was knocked out cold, blindsided by a helmet-to-helmet collision with New England linebacker Vince Wilfork behind the play.
Vincent's injury is considered the most serious, and comes while
the Bills are already without veteran safety Lawyer Milloy, who
missed the first three games of this season after breaking his
right forearm during a preseason game in August.
Milloy has yet to practice and the team has provided no update
about when he is expected to return.
Vincent is a 12-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowl selection
who was signed last spring to replace Antoine Winfield, now with
Terrence McGee will take over for Vincent as the Bills (0-3)
play at the New York Jets on Sunday. McGee, a second-year player,
has been used mostly as a third cornerback in passing situations
and had a so-so outing in Vincent's place against the Patriots.
McGee was credited with six tackles and two passes defended, and
he also ran back a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.
On the downside, McGee was caught in traffic, allowing David Patten to get wide open in the middle of the field on a 30-yard touchdown reception that tied the game at 17 late in the second quarter.
Despite McGee's role on the touchdown, Mularkey was encouraged
by how the player responded.
"Hopefully, the experience and the more he plays, the better
he's going to get," Mularkey said. "He definitely has the
athletic ability to be an effective corner right now. It's the
little things of alignments, reads, trusting the scheme, and he'll
be a very good player when he does all those things."