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Bills CB Thomas has surgery again

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Buffalo Bills reserve cornerback Kevin Thomas had surgery on his injured right knee for the second time this year and could miss the rest of the season.

The Bills never announced the surgery, but Thomas was spotted on crunches Oct. 6. Coach Mike Mularkey then said Thomas had surgery two weeks ago. Mularkey referred to it as a clean-up procedure after the player initially had surgery to repair a broken bone during the spring.

Thomas' status was already uncertain after he opened training camp on the physically unable-to-perform list. He's prevented from practicing with the team until after Week 6. The Bills would then have a 21-day window to determine whether to activate him or rule him out for the rest of the year.

"I'm not giving up on him yet," Mularkey said.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2002 out of UNLV, Thomas played in all 16 games last season, making one start. In 38 career games, he has one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

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