LOS ANGELES – For the second straight week, the Buffalo Bills have placed a wide receiver on injured reserve.
Greg Salas is the latest to go down, as he was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon because of a groin injury. By doing so, the Bills freed up a roster spot for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. The Bills now have eight players on injured reserve, including two wide receivers in Salas and Sammy Watkins.
Buffalo can activate only one player from injured reserve back to the 53-man roster after he has sat out for a minimum of eight weeks.
The Bills have ruled three players out for Sunday's Week Five game at Los Angeles: LT Cyrus Kouandjio (ankle), C Patrick Lewis (ankle), CB Corey White (shoulder).
Dareus headlines a list of seven players listed as questionable – he's dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in practice Friday. Also listed as questionable are: RB LeSean McCoy (hand), S Jordan Meeks (foot), LT Cordy Glenn (ankle), TE Charles Clay (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and FB Jerome Felton (back).
With the team only being able to dress 46 of the 53 players on active roster, here is a look at who else might sit:
• QB Cardale Jones – He's no longer listed as questionable with a right shoulder injury, but Jones figures to be inactive anyway as the third quarterback.
• G Gabe Ikard – The Bills might need to dress Michael Ola, the offensive tackle they signed last week off the New York Giants' practice squad, as insurance in case Cordy Glenn isn't able to play on his injured ankle. If that happens, Ikard could sit at Ola's expense.
• DT Jerel Worthy – If Dareus is healthy enough to play, he figures to serve in a rotational role with Kyle Williams and Corbin Bryant up front. Worthy played just five snaps last week against New England, and is not a factor on special teams.
• RB Jonathan Williams – The rookie played just one snap last week against the Patriots. It figures to be Williams or Reggie Bush who sits at running back. Perhaps it would be a sentimental move, but given Bush's history at the Coliseum, it would be nice to see him get a chance to play.