ORCHARD PARK, NY (WIVB) - He's been living a dream for two season, as an Orchard Parknative playing for the Bills. But Sunday against the Colts,Jon Corto may reach another special moment: hearing his namecalled with the starters. Becuase of injuries at thelinebacker position, Corto figures to make his first careerstart.
The Bills were down to four healthy linebackers beforeactivating rookie Ryan Manalac on Saturday. Safety ToddJohnson was placed on injured reserve, the 20th Bill placed on thatlist.
Only Paul Posluszny, Chris Draft, Corto, Josh Stamer and Manalacare currently on the roster at the linebacker position. BryanScott has been declared out, while Nic Harris was placed on IRFriday.
Corto's action has mostly been on special teams, where he's thefourth leading tackler. He's seen limited action atlinebacker, mostly during the preseason and some during the gameagainst the Browns.
"Yeah, its a great opportunity. I've been ready allyear. I practice like I'm gonna play every game. Whenit comes down to it, when I got a shot here, its not like I'mstarting from scratch," Corto said Wednesday.
Also listed as out for the Colts game are WR Josh Reed, OTJonathan Scott, OT Andre Ramsey, WR Steve Johnson and QB TrentEdwards. LB Ashlee Palmer is doubtful. Jamon Meredith is theonly other experienced offensive tackle, so he'll likely start atleft tackle. Rookie Nick Hennessey was activatedFriday.
The Colts have declared kicker Adam Vinatieri out for thegame. RB Chad Simpson and DT Antonio Johnson are alsoout.
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