Buffalo Bills long snapped Reid Ferguson has missed the last two days of practice with a back injury. Warming up at the position today is second-year defensive end A.J. Epenesa. (For some reason I remember Harrison Phillips being an emergency long snapper but I can’t find it anywhere and he’s also injured.)
In a normal week, the Bills would be scrambling to sign a free agent at the position but in the preseason, it’s not exactly a priority. This likely means that if a real game was played today Ferguson would be snapping and that his injury is considered minor.
Ferguson is entering his fifth year with the Bills and has never missed a game. He signed a multi-year contract extension this offseason and his stated goal is to become the player to play in the most games in Bills history.
Losing a long snapper mid-game is the stuff of nightmares. Hopefully Ferguson will be back soon.