Buffalo Bills: Inactives for the AFC Championship Game
The Buffalo Bills entered this weekend’s AFC Championship Game with only two players carrying injury designations and both players will be active for today’s game.
The first is wide receiver Gabriel Davis who is dealing with an ankle injury. It appeared the rookie suffered the injury early in the game against the Baltimore Ravens but was able to finish the game. He missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and was limited on Friday.
While Davis hasn’t been a starter all season, he was very productive with the snaps he did have. He finished second on the team in receiving touchdowns with seven and only one behind Stefon Diggs.
The Bills did elevate Kenny Stills for today’s game from the practice squad but since Davis is playing, Stills will be inactive today. The veteran receiver was signed earlier this month but has yet to play a game for the Buffalo Bills.
The other player who had an injury designation, defensive tackle Vernon Butler, will also be active today. He also appeared to suffer an injury against the Ravens and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday before also being limited on Friday.
The other players who are inactive today are quarterback Jake Fromm, cornerback Dane Jackson, linebacker Tyrel Dodson, offensive lineman Jordan Devey, tight end Tyler Kroft and defensive end Trent Murphy.
There wasn’t much in terms of surprises with the other inactives as Kroft and Murphy have been inactive most weeks since the Buffalo Bills bye week earlier this year even though both players are healthy. Since the Bills have kept both inactive, it was created more playing time for rookie A.J. Epenesa at defensive end and second year tight end Dawson Knox.
The AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs is set to kickoff at 6:40 PM ET on CBS.