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Buffalo Bills injury report: E.J. Gaines, Jordan Poyer, Ramon Humber return

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One Bill who won’t likely suit up is Charles Clay

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Facing a short week, the Buffalo Bills (5-2) appear to be getting healthier heading into Thursday night’s prime-time game vs. the New York Jets (3-5) at MetLife Stadium.

During a session with the media Tuesday, first-year head coach Sean McDermott said he is “hoping” to have both starting cornerback E.J. Gaines (hamstring) and starting free safety Jordan Poyer (knee) back on the field when the Bills go for the season sweep of the Jets.

When asked about Poyer, McDermott said the key free agent signee "had a good day yesterday (Monday)," and is listed as day-to-day after he injured his knee on the final play of the Tampa Bay game.

Gaines, who is also listed as day-to-day with his injury, did not practice Tuesday.

Starting weakside linebacker Ramon Humber, who has been sidelined since breaking his thumb during the Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons, has a chance to play vs. the Jets, according to McDermott. Humber was back at practice Monday in a limited capacity for the first time since injuring his thumb, and on Tuesday, Humber was spotted participating in team drills with the first-team defense. McDermott classified Humber as day-to-day with his injury.

The injury news was not all positive out of One Bills Drive, as McDermott told the media that injured tight end Charles Clay (knee) is "going to have a hard time making it" into the lineup when the Bills take the field Thursday for their only primetime game of 2017.

Starting left guard Richie Incognito (ankle) missed Tuesday’s practice after being a limited participant Monday.

The Bills defeated the Jets 21-12 in Week 1.