On Friday, the Buffalo Bills ruled out five players for this week’s game against the New York Jets. Since then, two of those players (tight end Dawson Knox and linebacker Tyrel Dodson) have been placed on separate reserve lists. Knox landed on the COVID-19 list thanks to a positive test, while Dodson landed on injured reserve as a result of his hamstring injury.
The Bills also had three players listed as questionable on their banged-up roster. All three (Cam Lewis, Tre’Davious White, and Matt Milano) will play this week. Which players are inactive? Here is the full list.
QB Jake Fromm
Josh Allen and Matt Barkley are healthy, so Fromm remains isolated and inactive.
RB T.J. Yeldon
Zack Moss is healthy, so the veteran fill-in returns to his status as a healthy scratch for the second straight week.
WR John Brown
Brown is still dealing with the lingering effects of a knee injury. Gabriel Davis figures to be a big part of the game plan this week in Brown’s absence.
G Cody Ford
The second-year man suffered a knee injury last week, so he’s out. After the team released veteran Quinton Spain, it looks like Ike Boettger will make his first career start this afternoon, unless the team decides to reconfigure the whole offensive line to move Ty Nsekhe into the lineup.
DT Harrison Phillips
Horrible Harry is a healthy scratch for the second straight week. Justin Zimmer should see plenty of action again as a result.
CB Josh Norman
The veteran re-aggravated his hamstring injury this week in practice, so he is out this week. Buffalo called rookie Dane Jackson up from the practice squad, and he will probably see his first professional action this week.
Here are the Jets’ inactives this week. Slot receiver Jamison Crowder, who has absolutely torched the Bills in three games with New Jersey, is out due to a groin injury this week, taking some pressure off Taron Johnson.