Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens: Gabe Davis misses practice on Thursday

Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills continue to have to manage a long injury list and unfortunately had one player trending in the wrong direction as wide receiver Gabe Davis is dealing with an ankle injury.

He suffered the injury shortly before Week 2 and would miss that game against the Tennessee Titans. Davis did return on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins but only had three receptions for 37 yards.

This week, the Bills’ starting wide receiver began the week with a limited practice but on Thursday was not able to practice at all. While the team does still have one more practice, it is not a good sign when a player takes a step backward during the course of the week and this should put his availability for Week 4 in question.

Buffalo Bills have eight players limited on Thursday

The good news is that Gabe Davis was the only player to take a step backward on Thursday as the team had eight players in total be limited. This group includes offensive guard Ryan Bates who is currently in concussion protocol.

The starting guard did not practice on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday is a sign that he is progressing through the concussion protocol.

The other players who were limited were:

  • 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)

This group includes a number of starters for the Buffalo Bills that if they could return would be a significant boost for the team heading into Sunday’s game with the Baltimore Ravens. The fact that all those players began the week limited and are still there Thursday does give them a better chance to play this week but typically it takes a full practice for players to be available.