The good news keeps on getting better for Buffalo Bills safety Donte Whitner and middle linebacker Paul Posluszny. After practicing fully on both Thursday and Friday, both players are listed as probable on the team's Week 6 injury report, and as ESPN's Adam Schefter notes, both will return to the lineup when the Bills take on the New York Jets this weekend.
Posluszny has been missing from the lineup since midway through the Bills' opening night loss to New England on Monday Night Football with a broken forearm. Whitner had surgery on his thumb after sustaining the injury during the Bills' Week 3 loss to New Orleans. While these two players - widely regarded as the Bills' two best back-seven run defenders - have been sidelined, the Bills have been surrendering 214.3 yards per game on the ground. Having them back in the fold with Thomas Jones and Leon Washington on the horizon is a tremendous help.
OT Jonathan Scott, however, is listed as out for this week's game. He will be replaced at right tackle by Jamon Meredith, a rookie out of South Carolina that Buffalo signed prior to Week 3 after losing Brad Butler to a season-ending knee injury. SS Bryan Scott will also miss his third straight game with a high ankle sprain.
LB Keith Ellison - who filled in some for Posluszny in the middle - is listed as questionable, and will be a game-time decision. If Ellison can't go, rookie Nic Harris will make his first NFL start at SAM linebacker. Receivers Josh Reed and Roscoe Parrish, along with CB Terrence McGee, are listed as probable alongside Whitner and Posluszny.