The Buffalo Bills didn't take Thanksgiving Day off, hitting the practice field as usual getting ready for their Week 12 tilt against the New York Jets. There was a spot of good (and expected) news in doing so, as the Bills are looking healthier at receiver once again.
Steve Johnson (shoulder) and David Nelson (illness) returned to the practice field yesterday, with Nelson participating fully and Johnson limited. Johnson has been eased into the practice rotation for the last couple of weeks with a shoulder injury, but has not yet missed a game this season. Both he and Nelson are expected to play.
Naaman Roosevelt (shoulder), however, missed practice once again. If he can't play on Sunday, Brad Smith will likely be the third receiving option. Rian Lindell (shoulder) and George Wilson (neck) also did not participate, but Demetrius Bell (shoulder) practiced fully. Wilson looks like a longshot to play, while Chan Gailey has already named Chris Hairston the starter at left tackle.