Buffalo Bills: Inactives for Week 15 against the Denver Broncos
The Buffalo Bills ruled one player out before today’s game which means a few players were once again healthy scratches.
Since the Buffalo Bills were playing on Saturday, they announced their official injury report on Thursday. At the time, they only ruled one player out as Jaquan Johnson will miss his second straight game due to an ankle injury.
Johnson, a sixth round pick by the Bills last year, has been the team’s backup safety but has gotten on the field as a key part of the special teams unit. The Bills once again have Jake Kumerow active as the likely replacement for Johnson on special teams.
In addition to Johnson, the following players are inactive for this week’s game: quarterback Jake Fromm, running back T.J. Yeldon, offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison, tight end Tyler Kroft and defensive end Trent Murphy.
This is the third straight week that Tyler Kroft and Trent Murphy are inactive. The coaching staff seems committed to giving Dawson Knox at tight end and A.J. Epenesa at defensive end as much playing time as possible in the regular season and heading into the playoffs.
Unless there is an injury at the position, it seems like both players may have already played their final snap with the Bills.
One player who is active is tight end Lee Smith, as he was the only other player than Johnson that had an injury designation. He was questionable and the Bills seemed to call up Jonotthan Harrison from the practice squad in case Smith couldn’t go as the tight end is primarily an extra offensive lineman for the Bills.
Since Smith is active, there was no reason to have Harrison active this week. The Buffalo Bills game on Saturday against the Denver Broncos will kickoff at 4:30 PM with the game being televised on NFL Network.