The Buffalo Bills play their second divisional matchup of the season today, traveling to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the New York Jets. They’ll do so without a few starters in key positions.
The Bills ruled out four players prior to this morning’s official announcement, so much of the inactive list was already known. Here is the full list.
QB Josh Allen
QB Derek Anderson
Buffalo’s two preferred quarterbacks are down with an elbow injury and a concussion, respectively. Rather than starting Nathan Peterman again, Buffalo will start Matt Barkley, who signed with the team on October 31.
RB Chris Ivory
The Bills had held out hope he would be able to suit up, but LeSean McCoy and Marcus Murphy are the only running backs after Ivory’s shoulder injury. Fullback Patrick DiMarco could get carries today in short yardage situations.
TE Charles Clay
Buffalo’s starting tight end tweaked his hamstring last week against the Chicago Bears. Logan Thomas capitalized on the additional playing time, making 7 catches for 40 yards. Jason Croom also saw an uptick in snaps.
OT Conor McDermott
OT Ike Boettger
Nothing to see here, as the Bills leave the two offensive tackles inactive who have been in that role for the majority of the season.
DE Trent Murphy
The Bills’ starting edge rusher opposite Jerry Hughes will miss another game due to a knee injury. Shaq Lawson will start in his place.