In addition to placing four members of the team on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the Buffalo Bills made five additional roster moves on Saturday. The biggest bit of information was placing linebacker Tyrel Dodson on injured reserve.
Dodson injured his hamstring early in Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on special teams. He had been seeing a lot of snaps with Matt Milano out with his own injury. Placing Dodson on IR means he’ll be out at least three weeks beginning with the game against the New York Jets.
Buffalo also called up four practice squad players. They were allowed to call up two each Sunday and with two active players joining the COVID-19 list, they were able to add two more.
WR Duke Williams, who figures to play into how they’ll replace the tight ends, was called up for his first game action of 2020. Jordan Devey is a hedge on the offensive line with Cody Ford out and Quinton Spain released. LB Andre Smith will fill Dodson’s role and could see game action if Milano is still sidelined. CB Dane Jackson is the final call-up as the team is struggling with injuries at cornerback wit Josh Norman already declared out and Tre’Davious White questionable.
One note: This is Smith’s third call up of the season, which means he’ll need to pass through waivers this week before re-joining Buffalo’s practice squad.
Some members of the media had speculated that Jon Feliciano could be activated for this game but the guard will remain on injured reserve with his pec injury. They will likely activate him early next week and Dodson’s roster spot will stay open until then.