The Buffalo Bills are preparing for a pivotal game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as they look to end a two-game losing streak. However, the game will no longer be played in Highmark Stadium as Buffalo deals with a historic snowstorm and the game was moved to Ford Field in Detroit.
As what has become a seemingly weekly theme for this team, the Bills are once again going into the game short-handed on the defensive side of the ball. On Friday morning, head coach Sean McDermott announced that Tremaine Edmunds, Greg Rousseau, and Tre’Davious White would be out for this game against the Cleveland Browns.
This will be Rousseau’s second game in a row that he has missed after suffering an ankle injury against the New York Jets in Week 9. He will likely be replaced by A.J. Epenesa, who started in place of Rousseau last week and had a good game.
However, this will be the first game this season that the Bills will be without middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. The fifth-year linebacker has had a good season and last week the defense looked completely different from when he was on the field in the first half and when he wasn’t in the second half after suffering the groin injury.
The Buffalo Bills likely will have Tyrel Dodson start in place of Edmunds for this game. He replaced Edmunds in the second half last week but the Bills also did add A.J. Klein this week off waivers and he gives the coaching staff another option at the position.
Buffalo Bills will have to wait at least one more week for Tre’Davious White’s return
The third player is Tre’Davious White, who has yet to be active for a game this season. The former All-Pro cornerback suffered a torn ACL last year on Thanksgiving against the New Orleans Saints and has been working his way back.
It will be interesting to see if he is able to play next week, with that game being on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions. The fact that it is a short week, it seems unlikely that he would but we will just have to wait and see.