The Buffalo Bills have some good news on the injury front heading into this weekend’s Wild Card Playoff match-up against the Houston Texans. Defensive end Shaq Lawson practiced today, and kick returner Andre Roberts and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe worked, as well.
Lawson, in the midst of his finest professional season, tweaked his hamstring in the Week 16 loss to the New England Patriots. After sitting out last week, the hope was for him to be ready to play this weekend. He’s off to a good start so far. Head coach Sean McDermott expects that Lawson will “get a little bit of work in,” indicating that it will probably be a limited practice session for the fourth-year defensive end.
Chris Brown reported that both Nsekhe (foot/ankle) and Roberts (foot) were dressed for practice today. Matt Parrino tweeted that Roberts was fielding kicks during the special-teams portion of practice, which is a good sign for his availability this Saturday. Nsekhe was spotted going through individual drills, and showed no signs of favoring the injury. Multiple reporters tweeted video that showed the offensive lineman looking pretty good.
The news isn’t so rosy for cornerback Levi Wallace, however. The corner injured his ankle while intercepting Sam Darnold last week, and he was not spotted at practice in any capacity. Kyle Trimble, aka @BangedUpBills, notes that Wallace’s absence isn’t necessarily a bad thing.