The Buffalo Bills have ruled out right guard John Miller from Sunday’s contest against the Miami Dolphins. Miller suffered an oblique injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and failed to practice this week as he recovered. Jeremiah Sirles took the majority of practice snaps in relief of Miller this week, with Vladimir Ducasse joining him in the rotation at times. Expect both players to be on the active gameday roster.
Cornerback Lafayette Pitts made a speedy comeback from his concussion, progressing through the protocol in under a week. He wasn’t even listed as questionable on the final injury report. On the other hand, while Derek Anderson was a limited participant in each day of practice this week, he’s been ruled out. Matt Barkley will remain the backup for a second consecutive week.
Tight end Charles Clay progressed in his hamstring injury, a limited practice participant each day of this week. He’s listed as questionable, and it may well be a 50-50 shot if he plays this weekend. Taron Johnson was also a limited participant (with a red no-contact jersey) each day of practice, but he will be active on Sunday.
The Dolphins have two key players listed as doubtful - Danny Amendola and starting center Travis Swanson. Amendola is Miami’s leading receiver, so if he misses the game it’s a pretty large loss. Starting linemen Laremy Tunsil, Ted Larsen, and Ju’Wuan James, also banged up, are expected to play.
The Dolphins already placed their second-leading receiver, Albert Wilson, on injured reserve a few weeks ago. Dynamic returner Jakeem Grant was also added to that list this week with an Achilles injury. That leaves Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake (along with Kenny Stills) as the main threats from Miami’s decimated offense.