Fitzpatrick Misses Second practice

December 30, 2010 Updated Dec 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM EDT

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Fitzpatrick Misses Second practice

December 30, 2010 Updated Dec 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM EDT

Orchard Park ( The status of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the season finale against the New York Jets is now up in the air. Fitzpatrick missed his second straight practice with what is now being called a knee injury. Brian Brohm took first team reps with the offense, and would get the start against the Jets if Fitzpatrick was unable to play.

Below are the transcripts from Head Coach Chan Gailey on Fitzpatrick, also DT Kyle Williams revealed on Thursday that he's been named a Pro Bowl alternate for the AFC.

Head Coach Chan Gailey

On the injury report:
We had a couple guys that are sick that couldn’t practice – [Jon] Corto and [Mike] Balogun. Fitz’s [Ryan Fitzpatrick] knee is still bothering him enough that he couldn’t practice today. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. Same thing with Donald [Jones] – we’ve got a setback on him. He’s not ready to practice as well. So, that’s where we are.

On if WR Donald Jones has a concussion:
I don’t know if they’ve said that, but he got it banged around. I don’t know… you know how it is when you say that now. I don’t want to say it is until they tell me, officially, what they’re saying it is, but I don’t know. They’re doing a bunch of tests on him and he’s got to pass a bunch of stuff before he can play.

On if there is any concern QB Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t practicing:
Yeah. If a guy doesn’t practice you’re concerned. So, we hope he can make it. I don’t know if he will or not to be honest with you.

NT Kyle Williams

On what it means to him being voted to the Pro Bowl by a lot of players and coaches within the AFC East:
I think anytime that you have the respect of your teammates, number one, and your coaches. Then, you get it from the guys that you play against and the coaches that you play against that’s a big honor. Anytime they’re willing to put you up for any kind of post-season award or recognize your play as good where they mention you that’s a good thing.

On Jets’ head coach Rex Ryan saying there’s no way he can’t be in the Pro Bowl:
Yeah, it is nice to hear that people have respect for you and they like what you do. I’m not disappointed in any way. Like you said earlier, I’m not disappointed. You know that the Pro Bowl get’s a lot of guys in there that have been there, that have done that, that have been good players and have had good years – that’s what it is. I would much rather be a guy that people say, ‘Oh he should have gotten in and he didn’t get it,’ because of the way that I’m playing rather than somebody that maybe gets in on a reputation. I’m not saying that about any of the guys that made it at [defensive] tackle. I’m just saying in general I would be much rather viewed as somebody, ‘Oh he should have gotten in because he’s playing his tail off.’ I’d rather be that guy.

On going against a three-time Pro Bowl center this weekend in Nick Mangold and showing people that they should have voted for him:
Honestly, I didn’t think about that. Every time that I’ve played I kind of want to go out and prove that I belong and that I can do some things that are hard to do no matter who I’m playing against.

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