The Buffalo Bills’ roster stands at 90 players heading into the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings, but only 84 players will be suiting up for the game. The Bills announced six players who won’t be taking to New Era Field for game action tonight:
Anquan Boldin is the least surprising name, given that he just joined the team on Monday. Fellow wideout Jeremy Butler suffered a concussion during Monday’s practice and will be held out as a medical precaution. Look for undrafted rookies Brandon Reilly and Daikiel Shorts to pick up any snaps he might have seen in the second half.
Defensive ends Shaq Lawson (groin) and Ryan Davis (concussion) were both injured during the night practice at New Era Field last week. Lawson has returned to practice since then, but the coaching staff will give training camp darling Eddie Yarbrough plenty of snaps in his absence alongside Jerry Hughes. Davis’ reps will likely go to third year project Max Valles, with rookie Ian Seau a possible candidate to move up to the second team to back-fill Yarbrough.
Cordy Glenn’s foot injury has caused plenty of concern, and he’s spent a noticeable portion of camp in a walking boot. His spot in the starting rotation will likely go to Seantrel Henderson, who has had a decent camp but is still set to serve the second half of his ten-game suspension once the regular season begins.
Kevon Seymour has also been sporting a walking boot after suffering a foot injury earlier in the week. He had been locked in a battle with Leonard Johnson for the nickel cornerback spot; Johnson will likely get the first crack at the job tonight.