The Buffalo Bills' injury list is growing, but one player on it appears to be making progress.
Wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was hurt in his first practice with the team a week ago after being acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, took part in individual drills Sunday as he recovers from a chip fracture in his sternum.
"He continues to improve," coach Sean McDermott said of Matthews, who was not dressed in pads like the rest of his teammates – meaning he wouldn't do any team drills. Nevertheless, he took a step in the right direction.
Not practicing for the Bills on Sunday were: wide receiver Jeremy Butler (concussion), safety Colt Anderson (foot), wide receiver Rod Streater (toe), safety Trae Elston (hamstring), offensive tackle Michael Ola (toe) and left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot). Right tackle Jordan Mills (ankle) and linebacker Tanner Vallejo (knee) were listed as limited participants.
With Glenn still being listed as week to week, McDermott said rookie second-round draft pick Dion Dawkins will practice more at left tackle.
"Just so we're ready," McDermott said. "We're again, cautiously optimistic about Cordy. Having said that, we want to make sure we're moving in a direction that if we need to ... execute with Dion on the left side, we're able to do that as well. Just being cautious and having a well-thought out plan really with respect to the contingency part of it."