The Buffalo Bills saw Cole Beasley return to their injury report on Thursday, as the receiver was limited with his knee injury. Beasley had been a limited participant in practice for two weeks, participating just enough to be able to play on the weekends. There was a hopeful sign on Wednesday, when Beasley wasn’t listed at all on the injury report, but by popping back up on Thursday, Bills fans can be sure that Beasley isn’t out of the woods yet.
The same can be said about Vernon Butler (quad) and Gabriel Davis (ankle) who are now in their second day without practice. They still can’t be ruled out—heck, defensive end Darryl Johnson wasn’t initially ruled out even when he missed the full week of practice—but the prospects are dimming.
On the positive side, Johnson (knee) was a full participant for the second straight day, and his return to action looks promising. Tyler Bass (hand) and Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring) were also full participants on Wednesday and Thursday. Quinton Jefferson (ankle) improved from a limited practice to a full practice on Thursday.
The other noteworthy injury is Stefon Diggs (oblique), who has been limited this week in practice. For what it’s worth, he was limited ahead of the Ravens game, and still caught eight passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, everyone wants to know the latest on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe). The team listed him as “limited” for the second straight day, but Andy Reid also shared that Mahomes took the majority of starter’s reps in practice—so expect him to play this weekend (though he could be less than 100 percent). Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice, and Le’Veon Bell (knee) also missed practice on Thursday. Meanwhile, Bashaud Breeland (concussion/shoulder), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), Sammy Watkins (calf), and Rashad Fenton (foot) were limited for the second straight day.