Buffalo Bills: Spencer Brown, Dawson Knox inactive for Week 8

The Buffalo Bills will be without two starters on offense in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills announced their inactives for Week 8 a short while ago and there wasn’t much surprise that tight end Dawson Knox was among them. He was ruled out earlier in the week as he recovers from a broken hand suffered in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.

He will be replaced by Tommy Sweeney this week and he will be backed up by Kahale Warring, who was called up from the practice squad yesterday. This will be Warring’s first appearance with the Buffalo Bills if he gets on the field.

The other notable name is starting right tackle Spencer Brown, who has been dealing with a back injury. He missed practice all week but was listed as doubtful in hopes that he might be able to play.

The question now is how the Bills will handle his absence with the likely replacement being Daryl Williams at right tackle. Williams started the year as the team’s starting right tackle but moved inside to guard when Brown was named the starter.

This now creates an opening at right guard with the likely replacements being either Cody Ford, who was the starter earlier in the year, or Ike Boettger, who has played well in spot starts over the past two seasons.

Buffalo Bills have three defensive linemen inactive for Week 8

Among the other inactives, the Buffalo Bills have defensive ends Efe Obada and Boogie Basham and defensive tackle Justin Zimmer. In their place, A.J. Epenesa is active this week after being a healthy scratch in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.

The other notable active player on the defensive line is Vernon Butler. The veteran defensive tackle hasn’t played since Week 3 against Washington after being a healthy scratch the last three games.