Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced today that starting guard Cody Ford is done for the year with a torn meniscus in his knee. He will be sidelined for three to four months but be good to go for 2021. McDermott added that the injury took place in practice.
Buffalo’s offensive line has struggled with injuries in 2020. First, Jon Feliciano missed the first half of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. A few snaps after he returned, center Mitch Morse suffered a concussion and has been out since (though he will be back this weekend). Ford was out of the lineup for two games with a leg injury before being injured 14 snaps into his return a few weeks ago.
Stepping in to fill the void has been Ike Boettger at left guard. With Morse set to return, Jon Feliciano could slide to left guard ahead of Boettger or right guard, supplanting Brian Winters. The Bills have had the bye week to figure out which direction they’d like to go down the stretch.
The move means Buffalo will only have their five best linemen together for a handful of snaps in 2020.