The Buffalo Bills host the Denver Broncos this week, and they’ll need to contain the Broncos’ fearsome pass rush without one of their best offensive linemen. Ty Nsekhe injured his ankle last week in what appeared to be a season-ending injury; however, head coach Sean McDermott deemed Nsekhe “week-to-week” on Tuesday.
As a result of Nsekhe’s injury, rookie Cody Ford is expected to take all of the snaps at right tackle rather than rotating in with his veteran counterpart. With All-Pro edge rusher Von Miller expected to line up across from Ford for most of the afternoon, the rookie will have a tough assignment today.
Here is the whole list of Buffalo’s inactives this week.
RB T.J. Yeldon
The Bills once again go with Senorise Perry and his special teams ability over Yeldon and his receiving ability. Devin Singletary figures to shoulder most of the load in the backfield, with Frank Gore serving as his change-of-pace.
WR Duke Williams
The big-bodied wideout is a healthy scratch again. Buffalo will use Andre Roberts, Isaiah McKenzie, and Robert Foster to complement top receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley.
TE Tommy Sweeney
The seventh-round draft pick has been a healthy scratch ever since veteran Tyler Kroft returned from injury. That is how it will probably remain barring an injury.
T Ty Nsekhe
As explained above, the veteran injured his ankle last week against the Miami Dolphins. He’ll be out for the foreseeable future. Undrafted rookie Ryan Bates is active as a jack-of-all-trades backup.
G Ike Boettger
Nothing to see here, as Boettger has been inactive every week that Buffalo’s starting interior line trio of Quinton Spain, Mitch Morse, and Jon Feliciano has been healthy. Spencer Long remains active as the interior backup.
DT Vincent Taylor
With Buffalo’s interior foursome of Jordan Phillips, Star Lotulelei, Ed Oliver, and Corey Liuget all healthy and coming off a week where they wreaked absolute havoc, Taylor as a healthy scratch is no surprise.
S Siran Neal
Buffalo’s nickel corner/special teamer/backup safety suffered a concussion last week against Miami. Dean Marlowe is active in his place this week.
Here are the inactives for Denver, with starting offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James headlining the list.