Right tackle has become a big question mark for the Bills. Who will start at right tackle this week and will they use a committee of players?
The Bills questions at right tackle date back to last season when their starting tackle, Seantrel Henderson discovered he had Crohn’s disease which caused him to lose a tremendous amount of weight and undergo several surgeries in the offseason. He was replaced in the lineup by Jordan Mills who was signed off the Lions practice squad by Buffalo earlier in the year.
There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease, only treatments. Henderson has admirably tried to battle his way back to the NFL while dealing with his issues but it’s not easy. He’s still about 15-20 pounds lighter than his weight before his issues. His return appears to be a lot closer as they opened up the competition at the right tackle spot to three players including Henderson, Mills and Cyrus Kouandjio. According to the Buffalo News, Ryan Said:
"“We’re going to work some guys in there. Obviously, at center, we have to make a decision there and then we’ve got to make one – I think Jordan Mills is a good player, but I think Seantrel Henderson has looked really good in practice so we’ll see how he steps up. Get him some reps, and maybe [Cyrus] Kouandijo as well.”"
Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn indicated that they could rotate in all three players if none of them stand out. Mills play at right tackle has been shaky at times just like it was last season when he filled in. They’ve been seeking answers ever since at the position and they still haven’t found the answer they are looking for.