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Buffalo Bills injury updates: five players return for Dolphins week

Several key Bills players returned to the practice field on Monday, and the majority of them are expected to be in the lineup and (close to) 100 percent for Sunday's big game against Miami.

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The Buffalo Bills held a team practice at One Bills Drive on Monday, their first since the entire roster was given the week off during last week's bye. Naturally, with players hitting the field for the first time since their loss to Jacksonville in London, there were some updates to key injury situations to be had. Let's run through the list:

  • QB Tyrod Taylor (knee): Taylor says he's good to go, Ryan seems to agree, and so No. 5 will make his highly-anticipated return to the starting lineup on Sunday, barring a setback. He threw for 277 yards and three scores with no turnovers against Miami in Week 3.
  • RB Karlos Williams (concussion): After missing three games due to a concussion, Williams is back and ready to roll. Some of the stuff he went through because of the injury sounds scary, and is worth keeping in mind as his young career resumes on Sunday.
  • WR Sammy Watkins (ankle): Ryan sounds optimistic that Watkins will return to the lineup on Sunday, although there is still a bit of doubt surrounding the situation. Don't be surprised if Watkins practices on a limited basis all week.
  • OT Seantrel Henderson (concussion): Injured during the Cincinnati game, Henderson sat while Cyrus Kouandjio started against Jacksonville. Henderson's return might put a damper on the Kouandjio front; many fans would rather see Kouandjio at right tackle.
  • OG John Miller (personal): Miller missed the Jacksonville game because of a death in the family. His return to the field on Monday was expected, and he'll return to the starting right guard job on Sunday.
  • WR Percy Harvin (hip, "personal issues"): Amidst reports that Harvin might be considering retirement, Ryan confirmed that the starting wideout was in the building receiving treatment on Monday, and that he wants to play. His status for Sunday remains very much up in the air.
  • DL Kyle Williams (knee): Williams says that his knee injury is worse than a sprain, but wouldn't say it's a tear. Either way, he won't play on Sunday against Miami, nor will he play next Thursday in New Jersey.

There's one other injury to keep track of: safety Corey Graham, who is dealing with a groin injury suffered late in the loss to Jacksonville. Ryan expects him to play on Sunday, but that is far from certain.