The injuries unfortunately have become a big storyline for the Buffalo Bills. Earlier this season, the Bills didn't have many players on the injury report but recently have seen a number of players land on injured reserve and potentially be out for the remainder of the season.
On Wednesday, the Bills released their first injury report for Week 7 and once again there were a number of players who missed practice or were limited. With that in mind, these are five backups the Bills may need to step up against the New England Patriots and play extended snaps in Week 7.
5 backups the Buffalo Bills may need to rely on in Week 7
The most notable injury is Josh Allen, who was limited in practice, after suffering a shoulder injury on Sunday night against the New York Giants. The fact that he was able to practice in some capacity is a great sign and it would be surprising if he wasn't able to play against the Patriots.
However, if he doesn't play then it will be Kyle Allen who steps in as the starting quarterback. The Bills signed Kyle Allen as a free agent this offseason to replace the veteran Case Keenum, who signed with the Houston Texans.
Fortunately, the Bills haven't really seen much from Kyle Allen since the preseason but his performance in those three games certainly raises concerns for how effective the offense can be with him under center.
In three preseason games, Allen completed only 59.4% of his passes for 396 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and two interceptions. It is almost impossible to replace Josh Allen and what he brings to the offense but if Kyle Allen is under center, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey is going to drastically have to change the gameplan.