As noted in our snap count notes this week, Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano started in place over Ramon Humber against the Indianapolis Colts. Per defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier that will be permanent.
“We inserted him in the starting lineup, and he did a terrific job,” said Frazier. “We plan on, barring anything happening this week in practice, him starting again against our next opponent, Miami.”
Matt Milano was selected 163rd overall in this year’s draft by the Bills. The fifth-round rookie didn’t see action on the defensive side of the ball for Buffalo’s first three games, with Ramon Humber serving as the starter. Milano was forced into action against the Atlanta Falcons when Humber was injured. Milano continued to start in place for Humber for the next three games and was able to create solid buzz.
Milano again took a back seat to Ramon Humber when the latter returned from injury against the New York Jets. Milano failed to log more than a third of defensive snaps until this past weekend’s game against Indianapolis. With little fanfare, Milano was inserted into the lineup as the starter. With 10 solo tackles and an overall excellent performance in the snow, Frazier has elected to let the Milano train keep rolling.
In addition to his 10 solo tackles on Sunday, Milano was credited for one assist. On the season, he has 22 tackles and 7 assists. He has played on just over a third of Buffalo’s defensive snaps for the season.