For the first time this summer, the Buffalo Bills will be able to practice with their full unit of starting offensive linemen. The team announced on Thursday morning that they’ve activated left tackle Dion Dawkins from the reserve/COVID-19 list, where he had been listed since the start of training camp. Dawkins missed the first two weeks and change of training camp after catching the coronavirus. For the last couple days, he had been witnessed on the sidelines at the team’s practices, doing light conditioning work, which was a sign that his return was imminent.
In the absence of Dawkins, the Bills had been playing rookie third rounder Spencer Brown as their first-team left tackle. Brown has practiced admirably, and will almost certainly start and play a healthy number of reps on Friday against the Detroit Lions, but it’ll be great to see the 58-Million-Dollar man return to the lineup.
The Bills still have linebacker Marquel Lee on the COVID-19 reserve list. Lee was placed there on Tuesday.