The Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets in a game that has major playoff implications for both teams. Both squads are firmly entrenched in the “In the Hunt” graphic, and both teams can drop out of that graphic with a loss today.
The Bills are about as healthy as they’ve been of late, which at least means that they have no new additions to the injury report to discuss. Head coach Sean McDermott only listed two players as questionable for this one — defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and wideout Trent Sherfield — but both were able to practice fully on Friday. They’re both active for this one, as well, so Buffalo has its best available roster for this pivotal game.
Which players are out this week? Here are Buffalo’s inactive players for their rematch with the Jets.
T Alec Anderson
The second-year man is a healthy scratch, and he’ll remain so unless someone is injured along the offensive line.
G Germain Ifedi
The veteran is a healthy scratch, and he’ll remain so unless someone is injured along the offensive line.
DT Poona Ford
With veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph in the fold, Ford is back to healthy scratch territory. Buffalo’s run defense has improved significantly since Joseph came aboard, so that’s for the best.
LB A.J. Klein
It was either going to be the veteran linebacker or second-year man Baylon Spector as the healthy scratch, and this week, it’s Klein.
S Damar Hamlin
With safety Micah Hyde back from the stinger he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals, Hamlin is back to a healthy scratch. Cornerback Christian Benford is back, as well, so the team didn’t have to sign veteran Josh Norman to the 53-man roster off its practice squad.
Here are the inactive players for the Jets, who had already ruled out five players for the game: offensive lineman Billy Turner, linebacker Chazz Surrat, linebacker Sam Eguavoen, offensive tackle Duane Brown, and tight end Kenny Yeboah.