The Buffalo Bills’ second practice of the week as they prepare for Sunday’s Week 4 game with the Baltimore Ravens saw several key players make progress towards returning to the field – but Gabe Davis, starting, might not be included in this group.
Davis, who struggled with an ankle injury sustained in practice ahead of the team’s Week 2 victory over Tennessee, did not practice Thursday after being a limited participant on Wednesday. He played in last week’s loss to Miami when he was less than 100%, and he appears to be dealing with an injury serious enough that the team is trying to limit him during their week-long bye. 7 to keep him in the field. But for now, he tends to play in the wrong direction on Sunday, with Friday training shaping up to be crucial for him.
The news is better for starting left tackle Dion Dawkins and starting right guard Ryan Bates, who did not practice Wednesday. Dawkins returned as a full training participant on Thursday after missing yesterday with a non-Covid illness, while Bates, who is in concussion protocol, was restricted (and in a non-contact red jersey) on Thursday after sat on Wednesday. It’s encouraging news for a Bills offensive line that underperformed at times and weathered a wave of injuries and heat issues in Sunday’s game in Miami.
Safety Jordan Power, defensive tackle Ed Oliver, center Mitch Morse, tight end Dawson Knox, cornerback Dane Jackson (also in a non-contact red jersey), defensive back Cam Lewis (again, jersey red without contact) and reserve offensive lineman Justin Murray was limited for a second straight day. Joining Davis on the DNP roster was wide receiver Jake Kumerow, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips and rookie cornerback Christian Benford.