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Isaiah McKenzie leaves the game with shoulder injury after signaling for a fair catch

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver and kick returner Isaiah McKenzie has left the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after reinjuring his shoulder. McKenzie signaled for a fair catch after the first Steelers series, caught the ball, and then was immediately met by trainers and went to the tent with his arm stationary by his side. He then went to the locker room with his pads off.

UPDATE: McKenzie returned following one missed offensive series. He field the punt after Pittsburgh’s second drive.

McKenzie had been dealing with a shoulder injury during the preseason but practiced fully this week. He took the opening kickoff 75 yards deep into Steelers territory. Then he was in on the first series as the offense went five-wide with multiple receivers.

Running back Matt Breida is active today and has received a lot of jet sweep motion during the preseason. He could be the direct replacement for McKenzie in the offense. He will also likely be the returner going forward.

We will update.