One of the starters dealing with a high ankle sprain returned on Wednesday. Guard John Miller hoped to test out the ankle he injured at New England and he was on the field during the portion of practice open to reporters. Inside linebacker Nigel Bradham, who hurt his ankle one week later at Kansas City, remained out.
All three who did not finish Buffalo's 30-21 win over Houston — cornerback Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), inside linebacker Tony Steward (back) and cornerback Ron Brooks (shoulder) — did not practice.
Tackle Seantrel Henderson (illness), who missed the Houston game, returned to action and worked with the first-team offense.
Both Miller and Bradham discussed their injuries on Tuesday and it sounded like Bradham would try to give it a shot this week, with Miller still not ready. So, quite possibly, it's the other way around. A week ago, coach Rex Ryan said that Bradham's injury kept a certain hockey player out eight weeks, possibly referencing Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner.
Lehner suffered his injury the first game of the season and has been out since.
"Yeah, he's crazy," Ryan said of Bradham. "But that's him. He's wanting to play. Everybody is wanting to play. That's why you never say never on these guys. But we'll see. A high ankle, that'd be like the fastest recovery in the history of it. I know all the hockey guys got mad at me for saying that but look I'm telling you the truth dude. He's not linebacker-tough, these hockey guys aren't linebacker-tough.
"There's no question about it."