Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss about three weeks after the starter hurt his right knee in a season-opening loss to Miami.

Providing the update after practice Monday, coach Chan Gailey didn't disclose any details of the injury, except to say tests revealed it wasn't as severe as first feared. There's a possibility Posluszny might not be back until Oct. 24, when Buffalo returns from its bye week to play at Baltimore.

Posluszny was hurt while tackling running back Ronnie Brown on the opening play of the third quarter in a 15-10 loss Sunday. Trainers examined Posluszny's knee before the player jogged to the locker room.

He then returned a few minutes later wearing what appeared to be a brace. After testing his knee along the sideline, Posluszny then walked back to the locker room.

The injury is the latest setback for Buffalo's 2007 second-round pick out of Penn State. He missed most of his rookie season with a broken left arm, and then missed four more games last year after breaking a bone in the same arm.

The Bills are already thin at the linebacker position as they prepare to play at Green Bay this weekend.

Akin Ayodele, signed last week after Kawika Mitchell was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, and Keith Ellison are candidates to start in place of Posluszny.

Starting outside linebacker Reggie Torbor did not play Sunday while continuing to recover from a chest injury. Gailey said there's a chance Torbor could be ready to play this week.

Gailey said reserve safety Cary Harris will not play this weekend after hurting his hamstring against the Dolphins.

The Bills also signed tight end Rob Myers to their practice squad. He replaces tight end DajLeon Farr, who was placed on the practice squad/injured list due to an undisclosed injury.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Myers was available after being released by New England on Sept. 4. He split last season on New England and Philadelphia's practice squads. He was initially signed by the New York Jets last year as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State.