NFL EXHIBITION ROUNDUP McGahee leads Bills to victory



The Buffalo back scored and helped the team to a 16-6 win over Denver.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- After 19 months of recuperation and countless questions about the strength of his left knee, Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee finally provided some answers.
McGahee had the go-ahead score on a 1-yard run in his NFL preseason debut, helping the Bills to a 16-6 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
McGahee finished with 13 carries for 58 yards and two catches for 25 yards, continuing to show that he's ready to play after missing all of his rookie season recovering from reconstructive knee surgery.
The Broncos (0-2), coming off last week's 20-17 loss to Washington, continued to struggle on offense. Starter Jake Plummer went 3-of-11 for 40 yards passing and two interceptions, giving him three in two preseason games.
Eagles
PHILADELPHIA -- Running back Bruce Perry will miss his rookie season after dislocating a shoulder in an exhibition game against the New England Patriots.
Perry caught three passes in Friday's loss to the Patriots.
49ers
SAN FRANCISCO -- Fullback Fred Beasley could be sidelined until the season opener Sept. 12 against the Atlanta Falcons with a high left ankle sprain.
Beasley left San Francisco's 33-30 exhibition loss to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night in the first quarter. A Pro Bowl player last season, Beasley was hurt blocking upfield on a carry by Kevan Barlow when defensive tackle Ted Washington fell on him.
Also, safety Dwaine Carpenter has a sprained left knee and will be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
Patriots
FOXBORO, Mass. -- A slimmed down Matt Light practiced with the offensive line Sunday for the first time since undergoing an emergency appendectomy in June.
The team placed Light on the active physically unable-to-perform list before the start of training camp on July 29. He has spent all of camp participating in a conditioning and rehabilitation program, and was cleared to practice Sunday.
Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Cornerback Ray Mickens hurt his knee during practice Sunday and underwent an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury.
Backup quarterback Brooks Bollinger won't practice this week and is out for Saturday's game at Indianapolis with a sprained right knee.
Also, the Jets signed running back/kick returner Keith Burnell and released punter Brian Simnjanovski.
Falcons
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Defensive end Patrick Kerney sprained his right knee in practice on Sunday when a lineman rolled on his leg.
Coach Jim Mora said it wasn't a serious injury.

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