With the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets set to kick off in under 90 minutes, it’s time for inactive lists to become official. The Bills had already ruled out two players heading into today, and with a third player listed as doubtful, they had essentially decided on three of their seven inactives on Friday.
Who else is inactive for the Bills? What about the Jets? Here are the full lists for both teams.
QB Derek Anderson
The venerable veteran has yet to emerge from concussion protocol after suffering the initial injury during Buffalo’s loss to the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football in October. He was ruled out on Friday. Let’s hope that the team is exercising an abundance of caution with Anderson and the veteran isn’t still suffering the after-effects of the concussion six weeks after the initial injury.
WR Da’Mari Scott
With Isaiah McKenzie a game-time decision due to an injured toe, the undrafted rookie was called up from the practice squad on Saturday night. McKenzie is active, so Scott will have to wait to make his NFL debut.
TE Jason Croom
The young tight end suffered a groin injury last week, and he was listed as doubtful heading into the game, so it’s no surprise that he won’t be able to play today. Charles Clay and Logan Thomas will serve as Buffalo’s tight ends.
OT Ike Boettger
G Vladimir Ducasse
This is the new normal for Ducasse, as he lost his starting job (and his spot on the active roster) to rookie Wyatt Teller. Boettger is inactive this week, which means that Conor McDermott is active for the first time since September.
DE Mike Love
The Bills will roll with the same four defensive ends that they’ve played all season, leaving USF’s love inactive on game day.
CB Taron Johnson
Johnson underwent shoulder surgery earlier in the week, finally addressing the problem that arose when he was injured in the first game of the season. Denzel Rice, who was promoted from the practice squad when Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes were released, will be active.
Here are the inactives for New York.