Friday, October 18, 2013
Bills-Dolphins final injury report
By James Walker
The Buffalo Bills (2-4) and Miami Dolphins (3-2) released their final injury report leading into Sunday’s AFC East showdown.
Here is a look at which players are expected to play:
Out: QB EJ Manuel (knee)
Probable: RB C.J. Spiller (ankle), LB Manny Lawson (hamstring), CB Ron Brooks (foot), DE Mario Williams, DT Kyle Williams (illness, Achilles), WR Steve Johnson (back), QB Thad Lewis (foot)
Analysis: Manuel’s status was expected for Buffalo, and he will be out for about a month. Spiller and Johnson were the two questions, and both will be ready to go. This is big for Buffalo’s passing and running game. Lewis injured his foot late last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. But the Miami native is not going to miss this chance for a homecoming. This will be his second start of the season for the Bills.
Doubtful: LB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder)
Questionable: CB Dimitri Patterson (groin), WR Brandon Gibson (hip)
Probable: S Chris Clemons (knee), P Brandon Fields (back), OT Nate Garner (knee), DE Dion Jordan (ankle), Koa Misi (shoulder, knee), C Mike Pouncey (ankle), LB Jason Trusnik (rib), DE Cameron Wake (knee), OT Will Yeatman (shoulder)
Analysis: The bye did Miami a lot of good heading into this game. This is as healthy as the Dolphins have been since Week 1 with the exception of Ellerbe. He was optimistic during the week, but backup Jason Trusnik is expected to start in his place. Gibson has played through his hip injury and is expected to play. Patterson has practiced all week in some capacity and will be a game-time decision. The Dolphins could use Patterson in the slot as a nickel corner if he’s ready to return. Miami Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake looks close to 100 percent and should get a lot of snaps.