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Buffalo Bills won’t activate WR Marquez Stevenson from injured reserve yet

When the Buffalo Bills placed WR/KR/PR Marquez Stevenson on injured reserve to start the season, it began a three-game window where we knew he couldn’t be activated. Now that the mandatory three games have been completed, Stevenson can now return to the active roster.

He won’t be doing it today and it didn’t sound likely it would be any time soon.

When asked on Wednesday, head coach Sean McDermott said the team would be taking it day to day with Stevenson’s return. Once he’s activated, they have three weeks to have him practice while he works into game shape.

“We’ve seen him doing some running drills on the sidelines the last two weeks during practice,” reported Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic.

Stevenson returned from a foot injury during training camp to play in the final preseason game, but exited with a head injury.

Last year, the Bills pulled a similar move with Isaiah Hodgins, and while he eventually returned to practice at the end of November, he ended up having shoulder surgery in December. He never officially made it off injured reserve.

With six solid wide receivers already on the active roster, the Bills may not want to add Stevenson to take up seven slots with wideouts.