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Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones sprains knee, will miss time

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On the bright side, it’s only May.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones, their second round pick from the 2017 NFL Draft, will miss some practice time with a knee sprain, the team announced. The receiver suffered the injury in Tuesday’s OTA practice, sidelining him for Wednesday and Thursday. The Bills listed Jones as “week-to-week” in their practice report.

The 6’2” 201 pound Jones holds the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career catches with 399, and was expected to claim a starting role for the team opposite Sammy Watkins. With Jones injured and Watkins still recovering from his own offseason surgeries, Thursday’s OTA saw Andre Holmes and Philly Brown running with the first string.

On the bright side - at least it’s still May? There’s plenty of time for Jones to recuperate and return to the field before training camp begins. And it’s not like Jones, with his résumé of production and connections with Buffalo’s receiver coach, was expected to need a major adjustment period to NFL practices.