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Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews using a special glove on return from thumb injury

This game against the Bucs will have a different feel for Matthews.

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

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews is wearing a special glove on his injured hand today to deal with his thumb injury. You can see in this picture that part of the thumb area of the glove has been cut off and extra bandaging has been applied.

Matthews left the game against the Atlanta Falcons on October 1st. The next day, head coach Sean McDermott said he would be out for a month after surgery. Now it’s three weeks later, Matthews has missed just one game and the team’s bye week, and he is making his return.

The receiver wasn’t even catching passes with his injured hand until this Wednesday but he has been running routes in practice and should be ready to go. It will be a big boost for the offense, where leading receiver - tight end Charles Clay - is out with a knee injury.

Buffalo will restore Matthews to his top spot in the lineup and added Deonte Thompson this week. The pair will join Zay Jones, Andre Holmes, and Brandon Tate Sunday. Kaelin Clay is inactive.