The final game of Week 1 is set to kick off in a little over an hour and half with the Buffalo Bills taking the field against the New York Jets in MetLife Stadium. This will be the third time since 2017 that the Bills open the season against the Jets with Buffalo winning the previous two games.
This game has the potential to be a great game as the Bills have won three straight AFC East division titles. The New York Jets should compete this year as they could be one of the most improved teams with Aaron Rodgers now under center.
The good news for the Buffalo Bills is that they are entering this game very healthy with no players having an injury designation. In fact, the only player who was limited all week was safety Micah Hyde however he was only limited for one practice with a back injury.
This creates some challenges though for the coaching staff as they will need to have five players inactive for the game. NFL teams can only have 48 players dressed and active on game day.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that Damar Hamlin would be among the inactives which was confirmed recently by the Buffalo Bills. In addition to Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills have former first round pick Kaiir Elam. He struggled this preseason and was passed on the depth chart by Christian Benford and Dane Jackson and both players are active today.
The rest of the inactives for both teams for Week 1 are listed below.
Week 1 Inactives for Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
- Damar Hamlin
- Kaiir Elam
- Kingsley Jonathan
- Germain Ifedi
- Alec Anderson
- Israel Abanikanda
- Irvin Charles
- Jason Brownlee
- Max Mitchell
- Carl Lawson
- Zaire Barnes