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Buffalo Bills: Inactives for Week 8 against the New England Patriots

Cody Ford, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Cody Ford, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

These are the inactives for the Buffalo Bills in Week 8.

The Buffalo Bills entered Week 8 knowing they would be without two starters as Cody Ford and Josh Norman were ruled out on Friday. It remains to be seen who will replace both players as the Bills will have a few options.

At guard, the Bills are getting Jon Feliciano back from this game after he was activated off the injured reserve. He has missed the first seven games due to a pec injury but could step in as the replacement at left guard. If he returns to right guard, where he played last year then the team will likely turn to Ike Boettger again for his second career start.

At cornerback, the Buffalo Bills will either use seventh round draft pick Dane Jackson or potentially put Levi Wallace back in the starting lineup. The rookie played very well this past week against the New York Jets but Wallace has more experience. Levi Wallace was also activated off the injured reserve list this week.

The other inactives for the Buffalo Bills this week is starting safety Micah Hyde, who will miss his second game since joining the Bills in 2017, quarterback Jake Fromm, running back T.J. Yeldon, defensive end A.J. Epenesa and defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

At safety, the Buffalo Bills likely will give the start to Jaquan Johnson, who was a sixth round pick last year, but could also use veteran Dean Marlowe. At defensive tackle, the Buffalo Bills will be without Vernon Butler but do have Quinton Jefferson active. Another player who is active is Harrison Phillips, who was a healthy scratch the past two weeks.

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In addition, the disappointing season for A.J. Epenesa continues as he is inactive for the second game this season and when active has struggled to get playing time.