Friday, October 11, 2013
Johnson, Gilmore game-time decisions
By Mike Rodak
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson (lower back/personal) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (wrist) are game-time decisions Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Doug Marrone said Friday.
Johnson, who has been in California following a death in the family, did not practice Friday. Gilmore, the Bills' top cornerback, returned to practice this week for the first time since fracturing his wrist in the preseason. He is listed as questionable.
Running back C.J. Spiller is also questionable, but Marrone said he "feels good" about his chances to play and did not put him in the same uncertain category as Gilmore and Johnson.
Cornerback Ron Brooks, who also returned to practice this week, will not play Sunday, Marrone said.
Safety Jairus Byrd and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin are probable. Byrd has not played yet this season, while Goodwin has been out since fracturing his hand in the season opener.
Defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles) and wide receiver Marcus Easley (ribs) are also probable.