As the Buffalo Bills prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Week 5 clash at Highmark Stadium, today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks starts off by checking in on the status of several injured Bills players, most notably, All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer, middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, and tight end Dawson Knox.
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Wednesday injury updates
The Bills had 10 players who sat out Wednesday’s practice: Poyer (ribs), Knox (foot/hamstring), Edmunds (hamstring), cornerbacks Christian Benford (hand), wide receivers Jamison Crowder (ankle), Jake Kumerow (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (concussion), along with edge rusher Von Miller, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones and guard Rodger Saffold, who had veteran rest days. The Bills and Steelers each have their fair share of injuries heading into the weekend.
- Bills injury updates: Tremaine Edmunds, Jordan Poyer not practicing Wednesday - Buffalo News
- Bills start week with lengthy injury report - WGR 550
- 9 Bills players won’t practice on Wednesday - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills still face an injury crisis as they prepare for Steelers - Democrat & Chronicle
- Steelers are up next for the Bills and both teams have injury issues - Democrat & Chronicle
Honors roll in for safety Jordan Poyer
Poyer, who leads the NFL in interceptions with four, was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after picking off Lamar Jackson twice, breaking up two passes and making six tackles in a 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
- Bills safety Jordan Poyer named AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Buffalo News
- Jordan Poyer named AFC Defensive Player of the Week - BuffaloBills.com
- Jordan Poyer named AFC Defensive Player of the Week - WGR 550
- Jordan Poyer’s game-changing plays fueled Buffalo Bills’ comeback - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Bills sit perched high atop NFL power rankings
While the Bills aren’t the league’s top-ranked team, they still find themselves high atop the NFL’s weekly power rankings.
- Bills show championship mettle in win over Ravens (Week 5 power rankings) - newyorkupstate.com
- NFL Week 5 Power Rankings 2022 - 1-32 poll, rating defenses - ESPN.com
- NFL Power Rankings: Eagles take top spot with Bills, Chiefs close behind - The Athletic (subscription required)
Odds and ends
Learn how running back Devin Singletary moved on from a lost fumble to help fuel Buffalo’s game-winning drive against the Ravens, how Poyer and cornerback Dane Jackson have reclaimed their every-down roles following injuries, how the Bills will draw CBS’ No. 1 broadcast team the next two weeks, which former Bills wide receiver called it a career, and more!
- Upon Further Review: Devin Singletary bounces back from lost fumble, plays key role on game-winning drive - Buffalo News
- Bills defensive backs Dane Jackson, Jordan Poyer resume every-down roles in return from injuries - Buffalo News
- CBS’ top team of Nantz, Romo to work next two Bills games; Ch.4 hires sports anchor-reporter - Buffalo News
- Veteran WR Cole Beasley retires after 11 NFL seasons - ESPN.com
- Former Bills wideout Cole Beasley retires after 11 seasons - WGR 550
- Agents: Former Bills receiver Cole Beasley retires - Buffalo News
- Justin Zimmer returns to Bills on practice squad; cornerback Jordan Miller also signs - Buffalo News
- Steelers make it official: Kenny Pickett to start vs. Bills - Buffalo News