After taking a hit to the head midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Orchard Park, NY, cornerback Dane Jackson had to be helped from field.
Jackson looked dazed as the Buffalo Bills training staff met him on the field and helped him to his feet. Buffalo initially announced that Jackson was being evaluated for a head injury, but it wasn’t long before they announced that he wouldn’t return to the game.
Dane Jackson has been downgraded to out. https://t.co/B2ENiAquWP— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) November 19, 2023
With Jackson out, Christian Benford will have to take more of Buffalo’s defensive snaps than originally intended. The second-year cornerback who locked down his position as CB2 on the Bills’ depth chart at the beginning of the season, missed the last week and a half with a hamstring injury. On Friday, head coach Sean McDermott said that Benford would be active for Sunday’s AFC East showdown with the New York Jets but that he would play more of a backup role with limited time on the field. Now, with Jackson out, the Bills just have Benford and Rasul Douglas to play the corners. They also have Cam Lewis, who is listed as defensive back but is found on the depth chart under the safety position. They also have Taron Johnson and Siran Neal who play nickel corner but could slide over if needed.