The inactive reports are out for tonight’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The most important news is that wide receiver Sammy Watkins is active. He may find himself on a pitch count tonight, but his presence elevates the quality of the offense. Rookie Kevon Seymour makes his planned debut tonight, and Jerel Worthy is also active after injuring himself during the Ravens game.
OT | Cordy Glenn | Ankle
Given this week’s short turnaround, it was always a longshot that Glenn would be able to play tonight. Cyrus Kouandjio will make the start at left tackle against a very challenging front seven.
S | Colt Anderson | Foot
Anderson is still out from the foot injury he suffered at the tail end of the preseason.
QB | Cardale Jones | Shoulder
Jones has been limited in practice with his shoulder soreness, and there’s also no real rush to activate him this season. Expect him to be a frequent member of this list.
LB | Brandon Spikes | Healthy scratch
In the first week of the season, Spikes only played eight snaps. Up against Chan Gailey’s wide-open spread offense, the Bills don’t see much need for Spikes to be on the field.
RB | Jonathan Williams | Healthy scratch
Freed of the injury report this week, Williams is going to stay sidelined for week two. The Bills may not be expecting much out of their interior rushing attack, given the Jets defensive line.
OL | Patrick Lewis | Healthy scratch
Now here’s a legitimate surprise. Lewis is the center that the Bills claimed from the Seahawks, he has starting experience, and the team even gave him a minor contract extension a few days after he joined the roster. Yet he stays inactive for a second week, while the Bills made a roster move to sign (and activate) Gabe Ikard today as their interior depth, as Ryan Groy was needed for tonight’s swing tackle job.
Why not use Lewis in that role?
KOS | Jordan Gay | Healthy scratch
There was some speculation that Gay was brought back to the 53-man roster as a spot appearance against Devin Hester. The Bills aren’t using him tonight, but he remains on the roster for now. If Dan Carpenter handles the kickoff duties well enough, that may be the sign that the Bills will let Gay go next week.
Here are the inactives for the New York Jets tonight: