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Bills vs. Jaguars Inactives: Buffalo Down Several Key Players

The Buffalo Bills will be without Donald Jones on offense and several key defenders on the defensive side of the ball.

Tom Szczerbowski
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

It may finally be the day we see Marcus Easley play a snap on offense. The Buffalo Bills have activated the third-year receiver after making injured wideout Donald Jones inactive. Jones (calf) missed practice on Friday and was listed as questionable.

The team announced earlier this week that they would continue to be without the services of defensive end Mark Anderson (knee) for the foreseeable future. After Chris Kelsay re-aggravated his neck injury, the Bills are now down to just three healthy defensive ends as they face the Jacksonville Jaguars today.

To make matters worse in the trenches, Spencer Johnson - who shuttled between end and tackle on the defensive line - has been hampered by an ankle injury and an illness this week. The Bills were so concerned they practiced linebacker Arthur Moats at end on Friday but Johnson is active.

Joining Anderson and Kelsay on the injured list is Aaron Williams (knee) who the team had hoped might be able to play this week. Instead, it will be Crezdon Butler who is active at cornerback.

Continuing their impressive streak of healthy scratches are quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and linebacker Kirk Morrison. Despite being on the roster all season, Jackson and Morrison have failed to find the active roster once. Also a healthy scratch is offensive lineman Thomas Welch.

Three starters are out for Jacksonville including marquee running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The Bills and the Jaguars will kick off at 1 PM today.