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Hyde, Bush return to practice Wednesday

Sean McDermott expresses optimism that the safeties will be fine to play vs. Texans

The Buffalo Bills (2-3) earned their first home win of the season when they held off the Tennessee Titans (3-2) 13-12 Sunday afternoon at New Era Field.

The Bills earned that win without the services of starting strong safety Micah Hyde (groin) and backup free safety Rafael Bush (shoulder).

Both Hyde and Bush returned to practice Wednesday in a limited capacity.

When asked about their availability for Week 6 vs. the Houston Texans, head coach Sean McDermott expressed optimism that the pair would return to action this week.

“They’ve made progress, both have made progress. They’ll be out there on a limited basis today, and we’ll just see how they do here,” McDermott said.

In the win over the Titans, Dean Marlowe played every snap and performed admirably (four tackles, one pass break-up) filling in in Buffalo’s secondary. Marlowe, who was elevated from the practice squad prior to the Titans game, was released Tuesday following the signing of veteran quarterback Derek Anderson.

Hyde suffered his injury in the Week 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers, while Bush, who took over after Hyde left the Green Bay game, did not practice the week leading up to the Titans game.

In other injury news, starting right guard John Miller was observed limping back to the locker room with an undisclosed injury.

CB Tre’Davious White (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, while LB Lorenzo Alexander and DT Kyle Williams were given the day off for rest.

Buffalo travels to NRG Stadium for a 1 p.m. Eastern showdown with the Texans Sunday afternoon.