Banged-up Bills begin prep for Bengals

The team has injuries at several key positions

Sal Capaccio
October 04, 2017 - 12:32 pm

The Buffalo Bills are banged up.

Head coach Sean McDermott told reporters Monday that in addition to wide receiver Jordan Matthews (thumb), LB Ramon Humber (hand), and S Colt Anderson (forearm) all requiring surgery and missing time, safety Micah Hyde is also dealing with a knee injury and overall soreness and will not practice Wednesday. He’s considered day-to-day.

Anderson has been placed on injured reserve. The team can elect to bring him back after week 12 or his season is over. Matthews and Humber are both expected to miss about a month of action.

Philly Brown, who was with the team through training camp, was re-signed Tuesday to help the fill the void at wide receiver, while rookie Matt Milano is expected to start in place of Humber on Sunday. The Boston College product played 32 of 75 snaps in Sunday’s win, recording three tackles.

The Bills play at the 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals Sunday then have a bye week.

McDermott also announced that tight end Charles Clay had a death in the family and will not be with the team Wednesday, but added he looks forward to getting him back.  

Defensive end Shaq Lawson, who missed last week’s game with a groin injury, will be limited Wednesday, as well. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who returned to the lineup after missing a game with a foot injury, is moving “in the right direction,” according to the head coach.

Update: During the media viewing portion of practice, left tackle Cordy Glenn, who missed the last two games with a foot injury, was in uniform working with the offensive line. However, Dion Dwkins lined up as the starter while the group worked together.

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