Bills lose pair of LBs for rest of season

From The Associated Press:

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron says middle linebackers Kawika Mitchell and Marcus Buggs will miss the rest of the season because of knee injuries.

They were hurt in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Sunday and Jauron says both require surgery.

Mitchell was carried from the field after hurting his right knee early in the second quarter when he was hit by two Browns linemen while trying to make a tackle.

Buggs injured his left leg covering on a punt return late in the third quarter.

Starting middle linebacker Paul Posluszny missed a fourth game with a broken left arm and the game was the second straight without starting safeties Donte Whitner (right thumb) and Bryan Scott (ankle).

The Bills (1-4) play Sunday at the New York Jets (3-1).