Buffalo Bills have seven players miss Wednesday’s practice, eight more limited

Jordan Phillips, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
Jordan Phillips, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills had their first practice of the week and unfortunately had 15 players in total on the injury report. That means that over 28% of their entire roster either didn’t practice at all or were limited in some capacity.

While this would appear to not be good news ahead of Sunday’s game with the Baltimore Ravens, there were some positives that could be taken from the injury report. The group of players who were limited included a number of players who missed the previous game against the Miami Dolphins, which could be a good sign that they could play against the Ravens.

This group included:

  • WR Gabe Davis (ankle)
  • CB Dane Jackson (neck)
  • TE Dawson Knox (back/hip)
  • CB Cam Lewis (forearm/knee)
  • C Mitch Morse (elbow)
  • OL Justin Murray (foot)
  • DT Ed Oliver (ankle)
  • S Jordan Poyer (foot)

The return of cornerback Dane Jackson was particularly great to see after the neck injury he suffered against the Tennessee Titans. It was a scary injury and the fact that he was already back at practice a little over a week after suffering the injury was excellent news.

Jordan Phillips is unlikely to play for the Buffalo Bills in Week 4

Prior to practice on Wednesday, head coach Sean McDermott didn’t have a positive update for defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. He suffered a hamstring injury against the Tennessee Titans and McDermott indicated that the injury was more ‘week-to-week’, according to Chris Brown.

The other players who were not able to practice on Wednesday was starting guard Ryan Bates, who is currently in concussion protocol, Christian Benford, who suffered a fractured hand against the Dolphins, and Jake Kumerow, who is dealing with an ankle injury.

The other two players who did not practice were Von Miller and Rodger Saffold, but their absence was not injury related and it was just a Vet Rest day for both.