When Buffalo Bills right tackle Seantrel Henderson returned to the practice field this week, most assumed that he would walk right back into the starting job he'd vacated for a week while ill. Instead, the Bills used Jordan Mills as the first-team right tackle on Thursday and Friday in practice, and head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that the two players could split time at that position on Sunday in Philadelphia.
The reason? Henderson is not completely back to full health after missing a game due to illness. From BuffaloBills.com:
"That’ll be a game time decision," said Ryan. "I think both guys will get playing time. Sometimes when you’re out a couple of weeks, to kind of get in a groove… I think Seantrel was better today than he was Wednesday so we’ll see how that is. Truly we haven’t made up our mind yet on who is going to start there."
Mills started at right tackle in last week's win over Houston while Henderson was sidelined. If Henderson does, in fact, suit up on Sunday (he is listed as probable on the official injury report), his return will likely relegate Cyrus Kouandjio to the inactive list.