The Buffalo Bills have a trio of important players returning to practice on Monday, which is a good sign for their availability for the team’s Week 1 game against the New York Jets.
Top cornerback Tre’Davious White is dressed for practice, as is starting center Mitch Morse and possible starting tackle Ty Nsekhe. All three have been dealing with injuries for a bit, though each player’s timeline is slightly different.
Morse suffered a concussion in late July, and he has not participated in a full practice since. He’s been in concussion protocol since July 31, and as of this writing, he remains in concussion protocol.
Nsekhe has been dealing with a knee “tweak” for the better part of the last two weeks. Signed as a possible starter at right tackle and a possible swing tackle, Nsekhe’s health helps the overall depth along the offensive line regardless of his role. He is still listed as the second-team right tackle on the team’s depth chart.
White was the most recently injured of the group, suffering a quad contusion during the third preseason game against the Detroit Lions. While the play looked like it was significantly worse, White remained on the sidelines during the game, albeit with a large ice bag around his leg. He was laughing and joking with teammates—which was a good sign—and his availability in practice today is a great sign.
Guard Quinton Spain, who rode in a cart to the locker room after suffering an ankle injury against Detroit, was riding a stationary bike before practice; however, he will not participate. The good news is that he isn’t in the walking boot he wore after the preseason game last Friday night, but his status will be worth monitoring as the season opener draws nearer.