These are the inactives for the Buffalo Bills in Week 16 against the New England Patriots.
The Buffalo Bills will be looking to keep their win streak alive against the New England Patriots, as well as sweep them for the first time in a single season since 1999. This week, the Bills enter the game pretty healthy without any key starters sitting out.
The Bills on Saturday did rule out one player, tight end Reggie Gilliam. He has played some snaps on offense this year but was a bigger part of the special teams unit. The fact that Gilliam is inactive created an opportunity for Tyler Kroft to be active this week, the first time since Week 9.
The other player who the Buffalo Bills would be inactive is running back T.J. Yeldon. The third-string running back has been a healthy scratch for most of the year but on Sunday was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and did not make the trip.
The other inactives for the Buffalo Bills this week joining Gilliam are quarterbacks Davis Webb and Jake Fromm and defensive end Trent Murphy. Webb was elevated from the practice squad earlier on Monday but won’t be active for this week’s game.
One player who was expected to make his return this week was wide receiver, John Brown. The veteran had been on injured reserve since November 28th and was designated to return on December 15th, which started a 21-day window for the Bills to activate him.
The Bills did end up activating him but he won’t be available for tonight’s game since he also was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list as he was considered to be in close contact with Yeldon.
The Buffalo Bills Week 16 matchup against the New England Patriots will kick off at 8:15 on ESPN and ABC.