ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Per usual at the conclusion of Friday’s practice, Bills head coach Rex Ryan addressed the media to reveal the team’s Week 5 injury report. While several names on the list were expected, there were two surprise additions in RB LeSean McCoy (hand) and DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring), who are both listed as questionable.
Ryan went on to explain that both players had acquired their respective injuries during Friday’s practice and were limited participants. McCoy reportedly told ESPN that he won’t miss the game and that he simply “jammed” his hand. As for Dareus, it’s possible his hamstring injury is a result of getting acclimated to a weekly routine of practices, after serving a four-game suspension.
Ryan said they are taking a “wait and see” approach with Dareus who is currently on the team’s exempt list, meaning the Bills have until 4 p.m. Saturday to activate him to the 53-man roster if he’s able to play. If he’s not activated by then the team has until Monday to make room for him on the roster.
The full list of injuries ahead of Week 5 is below:
Questionable: S Jonathan Meeks (foot), T Cordy Glenn (ankle), TE Charles Clay (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), FB Jerome Felton (back), RB LeSean McCoy (hand), DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring)
Out: T Cyrus Kouandjio (ankle), C Patrick Lewis (knee), WR Greg Salas (groin), CB Corey White (shoulder)
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