Buffalo Bills: Two key offensive players miss practice on Wednesday
The Buffalo Bills will be without two key offensive players for practice on Wednesday ahead of Week 4.
During Sean McDermott’s press conference on Wednesday he announced the Buffalo Bills will be without running back Devin Singletary and tight end Tyler Kroft at practice. While the team has been without Kroft for every game this year, Singletary only missed last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a hamstring injury suffered against the New York Giants.
The absence of Singletary and Kroft would not be ideal for an offense that can use all the playmakers they have. The Bills will be facing a Patriots offense led by Tom Brady that is fifth in yards per game (408.3) and second in the NFL in points per game (35.3).
At the running back position, the Bills will still have Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon in the backfield, Singletary brings an explosiveness and big play ability that the two veterans don’t have. The third round pick has 127 rushing yards in the first two games, was averaging 12.7 yards per rush and had three rushes that went for over 20 yards.
While the Bills would be better having Tyler Kroft on the field, the emergence of Dawson Knox limits the impact of Kroft’s absence. Knox, also a third round pick of the Bills this past April, had a breakout game against the Bengals. He had three receptions for 67 yards, including a 49-yard reception, and one touchdown.
Kroft had been working his way back from a broken foot and looked to be on track to return last week against the Bengals. However, he suffered an ankle injury during practice last week that forced him to sit out practice and that ankle injury has carried over to this week.
The Buffalo Bills will have two more practices this week before facing the New England Patriots at New Era Field.