Morse placed in the concussion protocol

Mitch Morse highlights the list of notable Bills players not practicing on Wednesday

Derek Kramer
July 31, 2019 - 11:03 am

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One of the major free agent acquistions this offseason has been placed in the concussion protocol.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed before practice on Wednesday that center Mitch Mores has been placed in the league's concussion protocal less than a week after practices got underway from training camp at St. John Fisher College.

Back in March, Buffalo made Morse the highest paid center in the NFL despite an injury history that included several concussions and limited Morse to only one full 16-game season in his career. Morse has three diagnosed concussions in his NFL career.

When asked about his concussion history back in March, Morse responded, "I've done my research, in fact I went to the Michigan Sports Neuro Institute the last week and did a battery of tests and everything checks out. I'm comfortable with where I am, I understand what happens when you put pen to paper. You can't go out there playing timid and I don't plan on playing timid, I plan on putting my face in a few blocks and going out there and just competing. It's a good question, it's a tale as old as time, but it's something I'm fairly comfortable with."

Morse is in the third of five stages in the NFL's concussion protocol, according to Chris Brown.

However, Morse was not the only notable Bills player to miss practicing on Wednesday.

Morse was on the sidelines Wednesday along with guard Spencer Long, who was dealing with some knee soreness. Long was seen on the sidelines with a sleeve over his right knee.

Also not practicing due to injury included tight ends Tyler Kroft (foot), Dawson Knox (hamstring) and Jason Croom (hamstring).

Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes was not on the practice field on Wednesday, but he was given a maintenance day. Running back LeSean McCoy was also absent from practice, but he was excused from Wednesday's session for personal reasons.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka was limited at practice for the Bills as he had a wrap around his left leg, while Micah Hyde was also limited for unknown reasons.

Be sure to follow Sal Capaccio on Twitter (@SalSports) for more updates from Bills training camp.

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