The Buffalo Bills will be without two veterans for the season finale against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Two more players are listed as questionable in the team’s final Friday injury report of the 2018 NFL season.
Wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who injured his toe last week against the New England Patriots, has been ruled out for the game. He finishes his second tour of duty in Buffalo as a nearly total non-factor, having caught three passes for 37 yards on ten targets in five games with the team this year.
Linebacker Julian Stanford, whose main contributions have come on special teams this year, is also out for the finale. He injured his ankle and was carted off the field last week against the Patriots. Stanford finishes his first year in Buffalo with 15 tackles, one pass breakup, one forced fumble, one sack, one tackle-for-loss, and one quarterback hit. He is under contract next year, as the 28-year old signed a two-year deal worth $3 million this off-season.
Running back Chris Ivory, who suffered a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions, and cornerback Ryan Lewis, who suffered a concussion in the same game, are both questionable this week due to their respective injuries. Ivory is currently third on the team with 388 yards rushing, trailing only LeSean McCoy (488) and Josh Allen (536) this year. He has 12 receptions for 159 yards. Lewis has appeared in seven games this year, starting three of them. He has 15 tackles, three pass breakups, and two forced fumbles on the year.
Friday injury report: pic.twitter.com/NcTiF9D6ZW— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) December 28, 2018