The Buffalo Bills have published their first fully-featured injury report of the week, and three players were limited participants in practice. On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills conducted a walk-through practice, so their injury report was a bit more of a guesstimate. The most pressing concerns are with Jon Feliciano (foot/knee), who went from a full participant on Wednesday to limited on Thursday. There’s still room for him to be game-ready by Sunday night, but you never like to see a player downgraded in the injury report.
The good news, from head coach Sean McDermott, is that he thinks Matt Milano came out of Monday’s game “doing well health-wise.” Milano isn’t listed on this week’s injury report, so it seems like his status has switched from recovery to conditioning.
Quinton Jefferson (hip) was also limited, but in his case it was an improvement over Wednesday, when he didn’t practice at all. Andre Roberts (Achilles) has been limited in both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice, so we’ll see if there’s any concern about his availability tomorrow.
There’s one injured Bills player who probably won’t play this weekend. Jaquan Johnson, backup safety and special teamer, suffered an ankle injury against the San Francisco 49ers. He missed both Wednesday and Thursday’s practice.
The Bills also continued to list Josh Allen (knee/ankle) on their practice report, but he’s been a full participant all week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had big news on their end, announcing that starting linebacker Vince Williams has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Williams has played 75 percent of snaps for the Steelers’ defense, and if he has to spend five days on the list, he’ll miss Sunday’s game. Two other important players are looking less and less likely to play: Joe Haden (concussion) hasn’t begun to practice yet, and Robert Spillane (knee) also isn’t practicing.