The Buffalo Bills come off their bye week as healthy as they’ve been all season. After suffering quite a few injuries during their 14-7 win over the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo had a week to heal and prepare for a divisional match-up against the Miami Dolphins.
Quarterback Josh Allen has all of his weapons available to him this week, as free-agent tight end Tyler Kroft is set to make his team debut. Kroft broke a bone in his foot during offseason training and then suffered an ankle injury leading up to what was supposed to be his debut in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Here are Buffalo’s inactive players this afternoon.
RB T.J. Yeldon
With Devin Singletary healthy and special-teams ace Senorise Perry recently re-signed, the Bills made Yeldon a healthy scratch this week. While he took some flak for looking hesitant as a runner (as well as for lax ball security), Yeldon was fairly efficient on a per-touch basis, carrying ten times for 45 yards and adding ten catches for 100 yards as a receiver. Yeldon is actually tied for third on the team in catches with rookie tight end Dawson Knox.
WR Robert Foster
Foster had been dealing with a groin injury, and he was able to practice in full each day this week, so this is a healthy scratch for the speedy wideout.
TE Tommy Sweeney
The seventh-round pick performed admirably early on, but with Kroft healthy and a recent downturn in his performance, Sweeney will be a healthy scratch this week. So long as the tight-end group remains in good health, this will probably be the norm moving forward.
G Ike Boettger
We definitely like Ike, but we like Jon Feliciano, Quinton Spain, and Spencer Long more. With that trio (plus center Mitch Morse) healthy, Boettger is a healthy scratch.
OL Ryan Bates
After seeing his first NFL action in Week 5 thanks to injuries to Ty Nsekhe and Cody Ford, the undrafted rookie is back to the bench this week.
LB Corey Thompson
The leader in special-teams snaps early on in the season, Thompson had ankle surgery and is still recovering. While he was able to log some limited practice time this week, he is still unable to go.
LB Matt Milano
Buffalo’s speedy coverage ace at the mid-level is out thanks to a hamstring injury. He was able to log limited practices all week, but Buffalo has decided to err on the side of caution this week.
Here are Miami’s inactive players: