Rasul Douglas, Linval Joseph active for Buffalo Bills in Week 9

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The Buffalo Bills are less than two hours away from arguably the biggest game of the season when they play the Cincinnati Bengals. This is a game that is critical to both team's playoff chances but for the Bills if they are to win, they move back into first place in the AFC East after the Miami Dolphins lost to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier today.

The Bills are entering this game probably healthier than they have been for a few weeks now. The only two players who were ruled out on Friday were linebackers A.J. Klein and Baylon Spector. These were the only players who had any injury designation for this week, although Christian Benford being limited on Friday due to a hamstring was a bit of a concern.

However, Benford is active this week and should get the start alongside Dane Jackson. The biggest question is how much the new additions play this week as Rasul Douglas, who the Bills traded for on Tuesday, and defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who they signed as a free agent on Wednesday, as both are active.

The cornerback position will have Douglas and Josh Norman, who was called up from the practice squad, available for tonight's game alongside Cam Lewis. The Bills elected to have these three active over safety Damar Hamlin.

As for defensive tackle, Poona Ford has been playing a bigger role since DaQuan Jones' injury but he is inactive with Joseph being active this week.

The other inactive players aren't too surprising as Alec Anderson and Germain Ifedi have been healthy scratches almost every week this season. The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals are set to kick off at 8:20 PM tonight.

Buffalo Bills Week 9 Inactives

  • A.J. Klein
  • Baylon Spector
  • Germain Ifedi
  • Alec Anderson
  • Damar Hamlin
  • Poona Ford