Buffalo Bills: Inactives for Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams
These are the inactives for the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Buffalo Bills were entering this game knowing they would be without two key pieces of their offense as running back Zack Moss and tight end Dawson Knox were ruled out Friday due to injuries.
The rookie running back suffered a toe injury and his absence now means that running back Devin Singletary should see a significant increase in his workload in this game. As for the tight end, it will be veteran Tyler Kroft stepping into the starting lineup for Knox.
The good news though is linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano are both returning this week. The Bills two starting linebackers missed last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
While Tyrel Dodson did a good job, the absence of particularly Milano allowed the Dolphins to create a mismatch with Mike Gesicki. The Bills defense faces another athletic tight end in Tyler Higbee but the return of Milano is a big boost in this matchup.
For the second straight week, Deon Lacey is active for the Buffalo Bills. The team added Lacey to their practice squad last week but with Del’Shawn Phillips inactive, the team will turn to Lacey once again to help on special teams.
In addition to Moss, Knox, and Phillips, the Buffalo Bills will have quarterback Jake Fromm, offensive lineman Ike Boettger, and defensive end Darryl Johnson inactive. This is the third straight week that Boettger has been inactive but it is the first time that Johnson is inactive.
This is also the second week that second round draft pick A.J. Epenesa is active after being a healthy scratch for Week 1. It appears that Epenesa may have passed Johnson on the depth chart and should be a regular contributor on this defense moving forward.