The Buffalo Bills released their inactive list this morning against the Miami Dolphins, and there were few surprises. Defensive end Jerry Hughes was questionable with a groin injury, but when Buffalo didn’t call up Eddie Yarbrough from the practice squad on Saturday, it was assumed that the veteran would be able to play today. Hughes is active.
Buffalo’s inactive list is similar to what it’s been all season for today’s pivotal AFC match-up. Here is the full group.
RB T.J. Yeldon
Yeldon is a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive game, with Devin Singletary and Frank Gore set to take the majority of the snaps on offense and Senorise Perry ready to man the special teams. Yeldon remains sixth on the team in both receptions (10) and receiving yards (100) despite not playing since Buffalo’s 14-7 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 5.
WR Duke Williams
The biggest of Buffalo’s wideouts is a healthy scratch again, with the team opting for the speedier Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie instead. Williams has only been active for two games since the team elevated him from the practice squad on October 5. He has 6 catches for 58 yards and a touchdown—the game-winner against Tennessee—this season.
TE Tommy Sweeney
The second of Buffalo’s two rookie tight ends taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, Sweeney has been a healthy scratch since Tyler Kroft returned from a foot injury. Lee Smith and Dawson Knox are the other active tight ends.
OL Ryan Bates
Buffalo’s most versatile healthy scratch along the offensive line remains inactive with the rest of the starting linemen healthy.
G Ike Boettger
See Bates-comma-Ryan, as Boettger remains a healthy scratch due to the good health of those linemen in front of him on the depth chart.
DT Vincent Taylor
After making his debut in Week 9, Taylor is relegated to healthy scratch status thanks to Corey Liuget.
S Dean Marlowe
With all of Buffalo’s defensive backs at full health, Marlowe remains a healthy scratch.
With seemingly every player on Miami’s roster appearing on the injury report this week, it was relatively surprising to see only cornerback Ken Webster ruled out on Friday. Here is the rest of Miami’s inactive list.