There was a long list of players who would not be participating in practice due to their injuries. Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (foot), safety Colt Anderson (foot), wide receiver Rod Streater (foot), safety Trae Elston (hamstring), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (chest), and offensive tackle Michael Ola (hip) were the non-participants. Although McDermott did make a point to address that both Glenn and Matthews were improving.
In addition to the non-participants, offensive tackle Jordan Mills and Linebacker Tanner Vallejo were limited in practice. Vallejo suffered a shoulder injury in the first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.
McDermott said that the team is “cautiously optimistic” to have Glenn back healthy, but in the meantime they are going to begin practicing offensive tackle Dion Dawkins on the left side of the line as a precaution in case Glenn is unable to play at the start of the regular season.
The Bills also do not have any update on the foot injury to Streater, who was carted off Thursday night. McDermott says the team is “still evaluating”, but are “weighing their options” when asked if he would need surgery.