Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley was injured late in the Week 16 game against the New England Patriots and sat out the Week 17 contest against the Miami Dolphins. After practicing once this week, he is “confident” he will be able to play on Super Wild Card Weekend against the Indianapolis Colts according to NFL Network.
“He is confident that he will be able to go. He is a tough guy and will try to gut it out,” reported Mike Garafolo Friday night. He added that they will have to see how it feels Saturday.
Garafolo also reported that Stefon Diggs doesn’t believe his oblique is going to be a problem. Despite practicing just once this week, Diggs will be good to go as expected. Both Diggs and Beasley are listed as questionable.
The Bills called up Duke Williams from the practice squad on Friday, but he plays a different role than Beasley, lining up on the outside. Buffalo added Kenny Stills to their practice squad last week, as well, but after one week of practice he’s sticking on the taxi squad.
If Beasley is limited or can’t go, it will likely be Isaiah McKenzie to step into the slot. He had a great game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 17 out of the slot, catching two touchdown passes.
Buffalo did get John Brown back from his leg injury in Week 17, as well. He had missed a large chunk of the season but is fully healthy for the playoff run.