For the first time this season I was a perfect 7 for 7 last week. Paul Posluszny, Donte Whitner, Bryan Scott, and Chris Ellis were not going to play. Also inactive were Steve Johnson, Jamon Meredith, and Ellis Lankster.
This week Poz and Whitner should be back on the starting defense and Jamon Meredith takes his first NFL snaps starting at RT. The question not becomes who sits for them? Here's my list in order of least likely to play to most likely:
Bryan Scott and Jonathan Scott have been ruled out.
For whatever reason he seems like the 53rd guy on the roster.
With the return of Whitner, the newly signed Johnson will be inactive this week.
I want to put Chris Draft's name here but with Ellison not practicing yesterday it's hard to believe he'll give it a go tomorrow. He said "I'll be alright," to buffalobills.com's Chris Brown but I'm not buying it.
Ellis returned to the team after the sudden loss of his mother but it won't get him activated. He hasn't been up for a game all year.
Now that more players are off the injured list, Jenkins should be a healthy scratch once again.
Other names you might see: You may see Draft in place of Ellison. If the Bills value the special teams contributions of Jenkins, John McCargo could find himself inactive once again. Josh Reed did not practice Friday but has a history of playing through pain if he is able. If Reed can't go it's another way for Jenkins to find himself in uniform at 4:15 tomorrow.
Off the list from last week: Whitner, Posluszny, Meredith