The Buffalo Bills will have five players questionable for their game against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. The most noteworthy name, linebacker Matt Milano, was called out as a game-day decision by Sean McDermott Friday morning, as he was limited in practice all week with his hamstring injury.
Milano first pulled his hamstring late in the game against the Tennessee Titans. Following the bye week, he missed the Miami Dolphins game, and is approaching three weeks since his soft-tissue injury.
Also listed as questionable: wideout Duke Williams (shoulder), who practiced with a red no-contact jersey all week. Cornerback Kevin Johnson (neck) escaped the red jersey midweek, but was listed as limited every day of practice. Safety Kurt Coleman (hamstring) didn’t practice the first two days of the week, was a limited participant on Friday, and is listed as questionable (but closer to doubtful in all likelihood). Linebacker Corey Thompson (ankle) was a limited participant in practice all week, and is also questionable to play.
If Milano can’t play, and Thompson is also inactive for another week, the Bills will be forced to rely on a platoon with Lorenzo Alexander, Maurice Alexander, and Julian Stanford for the second straight game. Against Philadelphia’s set of tight ends, that could be a problem on Sunday.
The remaining players who appeared on the injury report were not given any designation, suggesting that they’re all good to go. That includes Patrick DiMarco (ankle) and Quinton Spain (foot).