The Buffalo Bills are looking for their second division win of the 2023 season when they travel to play the New England Patriots. The Patriots are struggling this season at 1-5 but the Buffalo Bills can't take them lightly, especially with Bill Belichick on the sidelines.
The Bills are dealing with a number of injuries entering this game and already ruled out three players for Week 7 on Friday. This group included defensive tackle Ed Oliver, tight end Quintin Morris, and running back Damien Harris.
Harris was later moved to injured reserve due to the neck injury he suffered last week against the New York Giants and isn't listed among the inactives. The Bills signed Ty Montgomery from their practice squad to their 53-man roster to replace him and he is active for the first time this season.
At defensive tackle, the Bills will have to lean on Jordan Phillips and Tim Settle to hopefully replace some of the production lost with the absence of Oliver. This position will be without both starters as DaQuan Jones suffered a pec injury in Week 5.
The depth is really going to be tested this week as the Patriots have a backfield consisting of Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott that the offense leans heavily on. The Patriots want to establish the run and take pressure off their quarterback Mac Jones.
The good news is that a number of players are set to return for this game including cornerback Dane Jackson and tight end Dalton Kincaid. Both players missed last week's game and should resume their roles prior to their injury.
The full list of players who are inactive for today's game against the New England Patriots is below.
Buffalo Bills Week 7 Inactives
- Ed Oliver
- Quintin Morris
- Damar Hamlin
- A.J. Klein
- Alec Anderson
- Germain Ifedi