When the Bills host the Dolphins tomorrow to try and keep their exceedingly faint (but still existent) playoff hopes alive, they’ll probably do so without their franchise left tackle for the second straight week.
Cordy Glenn is listed as doubtful with a back injury he suffered during the Bills’ loss to the Steelers two weeks ago. He was listed as doubtful last week, as well, and missed the win over the Browns. Cyrus Kouandjio made his third start of the season at left tackle and performed quite well, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Bills call on him again to take on Cameron Wake and what’s left of Mario Williams in the trenches.
Linebacker Lerentee McCray remains in the concussion protocol and will miss his third straight game. It’d be incredibly surprising to see him play next week against the Jets, either. For all we know, given how long the concussion has held him out, he might’ve played his last game of professional football already. Shamiel Gary, who was promoted from the practice squad last week, has replaced McCray on the coverage teams and should continue to do so for the final two games.
A slew of players are listed as questionable this week, highlighted by defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Kyle is the only player besides Glenn and McCray to miss a practice this week, but he did go on a limited basis for the last two days. Given that he won’t have a day of rest between now and the game, it’s legitimately questionable whether or not he’ll actually play. Adolphus Washington saw a slight uptick in action last week (Kyle played 71% of defensive snaps, a bit lower than usual) and would likely see a bigger one if Kyle doesn’t go.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins practiced on a limited basis all week, an encouraging sign given that the team had been giving him Wednesdays off since he returned from the IR a month ago. Others on the questionable list who will likely play are tight end Charles Clay (knee), guard John Miller (hip), fullback Jerome Felton (foot), and linebacker Preston Brown (foot). Defensive tackle Jerel Worthy (shoulder) is also questionable, but has been a healthy scratch at times this season and might sit regardless of his health (although if Kyle can’t go, he most definitely will).
A few players were on the injury report this week but didn’t receive a designation. Linebacker Jerry Hughes (hamstring), linebacker Shaq Lawson (foot), quarterback Tyrod Taylor (groin), and running back LeSean McCoy (knee) will all be good to go against the Dolphins (and all will be sorely needed).