The Buffalo Bills are taking on one of the more prolific offenses in the league today, the Atlanta Falcons. They will be without key starters Cordy Glenn and Shaq Lawson. Adolphus Washington, who has played the first three games is another scratch due to Jerel Worthy returning from injury. The rest of the list is included below:
This will be the second straight game Glenn has missed with his ankle injury that seemingly won't go away. Dion Dawkins will get the nod at left tackle for the second straight week. If Dawkins is able to get the job done for the second straight week, you have to wonder if the Bills will shut Glenn down completely with Seantrel Henderson returning from injury two weeks from now.
Lawson suffered a groin injury this week in practice and was questionable coming into the game. Lawson has been a top run defender this year and will be a big loss against the Falcons offense. The combination of Eddie Yarbrough and Ryan Davis will take his spot. Both Yarbrough and Davis have had solid outing for the Bills and have proven they can be depended on.
With the return of Jerel Worthy and Marcell Dareus, Washington sits this one out. Cedric Thornton gets the fourth defensive tackle spot for the day. Washington has had a question mark above his head with his offseason issues.
Tate is a healthy scratch along with the rest of the players on the list. He has been the primary punt returner for the Bills. It will be interesting to see who fills in for him. Kaelin Clay could be a name to look for.
Ducasse most likely won't pass up Ryan Groy all year for the backup spot on the interior offensive line. He will spend most of this year on the inactive list.
With Mike Tolbert and Taiwan Jones as viable options for the Bills, Banyard is another player who will spend a lot of time on this list. Banyard should have the opportunity to take over the third RB spot at some point, but Jones’ special teams ability is hard to ignore.
The same three tight ends, Charles Clay, Nick O’Leary and Logan Thomas, will likely be the group for most of the season. Lee will have to show the coaches a lot in practice for him to take over the third spot. The staff like all three tight ends on the field for the Bills.