The Buffalo Bills have another tough challenge in Week 4, when the team travels to take on quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon. Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off with the latest on the injury front, beginning with wide receiver Gabe Davis, who was one of 15 Bills to be listed on the team’s injury report on Thursday.
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Bills injury updates
That’s right, more than 28% of Buffalo’s active 53-man roster (15 players!) had some sort of injury designation in Thursday’s injury report, led by wide receiver Gabe Davis (ankle), cornerback Christian Benford (hand), defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring), and wideout Jake Kumerow (ankle), who all sat out Thursday’s practice session. On the good news front, just nine days after he was hospitalized with a scary neck injury, cornerback Dane Jackson was back on the practice field.
- Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis does not practice Thursday - Buffalo News
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Fixing Buffalo’s run game
While Josh Allen and the Bills are prolific on offense, one area (the ground game) has been an issue. While Buffalo has faith in running backs Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and James Cook, the question needs to be asked: What can the Bills do to fix their ailing running game? Review the game film from Buffalo’s loss to Miami to discover answers this question and find out why the Bills’ failures on the ground go well beyond their running backs.
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Bills working out former DT Justin Zimmer
With all the injuries on the defensive line, and knowing he is familiar with defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier’s defense, the Bills hosted former defensive tackle and fan favorite Justin Zimmer for a workout. Zimmer was with the Bills for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
- Former Bills defensive tackle Justin Zimmer has tryout with team - Buffalo News
- Source: Buffalo Bills recently worked out fan favorite defensive tackle - newyorkupstate.com
Odds and ends
Read up on where the Bills sit in the latest NFL power rankings, and whether Buffalo has an issue closing out close games. Plus, hear how new CB Xavier Rhodes employed a “stay ready” mentality that will serve him well as he steps into a banged-up Buffalo secondary, and more!
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