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Buffalo Bills inactives, Week 9: wide receivers Robert Foster, Isaiah McKenzie both active

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Duke Williams, however, is inactive

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The Buffalo Bills take on Washington this week, looking to bounce back after a 31-13 drubbing at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bills enter the game in relatively good health, with only one player ruled out prior to the game due to injury. Washington, conversely, ruled out five players on Friday.

Here are Buffalo’s inactive players for this afternoon’s contest.


RB T.J. Yeldon

Buffalo’s pass-catching back while Devin Singletary recovered from a hamstring injury, the veteran is a healthy scratch yet again. Special-teams stalwart Senorise Perry is the third running back behind Singletary and veteran Frank Gore.

WR Duke Williams

This is a little different. Rather than suiting up the big-bodied Williams, Buffalo will leave all of its Smurfs active, meaning both Isaiah McKenzie and Robert Foster are available today. Since he was promoted to the active roster, Williams has played on well over 50% of the offensive snaps, and he’s also listed as a first-team wideout, so this is a bit of a surprise.

TE Tommy Sweeney

The second of Buffalo’s rookie tight ends is once again a healthy scratch. With Tyler Kroft back, this is how it should remain unless there’s another injury. Lee Smith and Dawson Knox are the other two active tight ends.

G Ike Boettger

Buffalo’s interior line is healthy, so Boettger remains a healthy scratch.

G Spencer Long

This is unexpected. Given that Boettger is also inactive, Buffalo technically only has three active interior linemen—Quinton Spain, Mitch Morse, and Jon Feliciano—although rookie tackle Cody Ford has spent time at right guard. Ford also is dealing with an elbow injury, so if he were to be forced out of action, Ryan Bates can play tackle while Long cannot. Stay tuned.

LB Maurice Alexander

The former safety-turned-special teams player is out with a knee injury. He was the only player Buffalo ruled out in advance of the game. Corey Thompson, who has missed the previous four games due to ankle surgery, makes his return today.

S Kurt Coleman

The veteran missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, and while he was able to practice in a limited capacity, he will sit once again this week. Dean Marlowe, Jaquan Johnson, and Siran Neal will serve as the backups to Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

Washington had already ruled out five players this week—safeties Deshazor Everett and Montae Nicholson (both with ankle injuries), running back Chris Thompson (toe), tight end Vernon Davis (concussion), and quarterback Case Keenum (concussion)—but they still had to note two more inactives. Here is Washington’s whole inactive list: