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“I mean, there are some young minds in there that you don’t want to ruin and scar for life,” Blache, who gave his tirade a “PG-13” rating, said. “So I was not as candid as I could have been.”

Injury update

Horton is taking antibiotics to remedy the stomach virus that caused him to miss practice Wednesday, and he is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills. …

Defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin sat out morning practice with back spasms but did participate in part of the afternoon practice. His status remains in doubt for Saturday’s game. …

Shawn Springs was held out off afternoon practice to rest his strained Achilles. …

Coach Jim Zorn said veteran defenders London Fletcher, Andre Carter and Jason Taylor will see about five snaps against the Bills.