Orchard Park, N.Y.– After the Buffalo Bills got rid of the AFC East competing New England Patriots last Sunday, fans right away began to contemplate the status of hurt starting center Mitch Morse, who left the video game during the first offensive drive of the game with a concussion.
Bills coach Sean McDermott said on Monday that Morse was put in the NFLs concussion protocol and he didnt practice on Wednesday. He was off to the side doing some cardiovascular work with the training staff, in addition to fellow hurt Bills: cornerback Cam Lewis and linebacker Tyrel Dodson, who are both on hurt reserve.
Morse is most likely in either Stage 3 or Stage 4 of the procedure based on his activity on Wednesday. When hes able to take part in a complete contact practice, hell enter Stage 5.
Safety Micah Hyde was in a red non contact jersey and was a restricted participant in practice, suggesting that hes progressed to the last of the protocol.
The remainder of the Bills injury report is prolonged. Receiver John Brown, who played through an irritating knee injury versus the Patriots, missed out on practiced. Protective ends Jerry Hughes (foot), Darryl Johnson (knee), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), linebacker Matt Milano (pec), cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring), and running back T.J. Yeldon likewise didnt practice.
Milano played simply 15 snaps versus the Patriots while on a pitch count for the second straight week. He played 19 versus the New York Jets as he continues to attempt and rehab a partially torn pectoral muscle. Norman hasnt practiced since he injured his hamstring in practice two weeks back. Hughes didnt practice last Wednesday with the foot but he played 40 snaps against the Patriots.
6 players were restricted in practice on Wednesday: defensive take on Vernon Buter (groin), Cody Ford (knee), Jake Fromm (non injury), Hyde, defensive deal with Quinton Jefferson (knee), and guard Brian Winters (knee).
He missed out on the last two video games and practiced for the very first time on Wednesday since. Fords return could come at a convenient time for the Bills, who will likely be without Morse if he cant clear the protocol prior to Sundays game versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Butler missed the Patriots video game and if he can continue to practice this week and play some function against the Seahawks, the Bills interior defensive line will be far better off.
Its worth keeping in mind that quarterback Josh Allen is still appearing on the injury report with the shoulder. Hes been complete in every practice given that suffering the injury versus the Tennessee Titans. Hes still dealing with it and wearing the brace.
Receiver John Brown, who played through an unpleasant knee injury against the Patriots, missed practiced. Norman hasnt practiced considering that he hurt his hamstring in practice two weeks earlier. Hughes didnt practice last Wednesday with the foot but he played 40 snaps versus the Patriots.
He missed out on the last 2 video games and practiced for the first time on Wednesday since.