The Buffalo Bills are missing several key players on Wednesday at training camp. SOme for personal reasons, some for short-term rest, and others for longer-term problems. For a team that came into camp with just one player on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the list has become very long, very quickly.
The headline injury is to Mitch Morse, who suffered his fourth career concussion last week. He’s in the concussion protocol and we have a full article detailing his history, prognosis, and replacement options here.
UPDATE: Safety Micah Hyde left Wednesday’s practice. He was still standing on the sidelines and not in the training room, which is a better sign.
Running back LeSean McCoy was excused from Wednesday’s practice for personal reasons. Head coach Sean McDermott said the team has known about it for several days and it could be related to the news this morning that he lost a civil case for the 2016 bar fight assault of an off-duty police officer.
Defense end Jerry Hughes had a veteran rest day. He was on the field but not in pads.
Lineman Spencer Long, a prime candidate to replace Morse, was sidelined with knee soreness. Kicker Stephen Haushka sat out with a tender ankle (despite practicing well past the end of the official team practice on Tuesday).
All of this is in addition to the long-standing problem at tight end where presumptive starter Tyler Kroft began camp on the PUP list after breaking his ankle in offseason workouts. Dawson Knox and Jason Croom have missed several days with hamstring injuries.
Depth defensive tackle Rob Thomas is the final player on the injury report.
Nothing is going to cost anyone the season yet, but obviously missing training camp isn’t great.