Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus missed his second straight practice Thursday with a hamstring injury, making it less likely that he suits up Sunday against the 49ers.
"Yeah, I would say probably [less optimistic], because he hasn’t practiced for two days," coach Rex Ryan said. "But we’re still not going to rule him out. I kinda wish he’d be able to practice."
Dareus, the team's highest-paid player, still hasn't taken the field this season. He was suspended for the first four games and then suffered a hamstring injury in practice last Friday that kept him out of the Rams game.
Dareus said Wednesday that his hamstring was still sore and stiff. He injured the leg muscle while chasing backup quarterback EJ Manuel.
Bills linebacker Zach Brown (ankle) and punter Colton Schmidt (right quad) should be good to play Sunday, Ryan said.
Ryan also gave updates this week on three players who are working back from injures: First-round pick Shaq Lawson and wide receivers Kolby Listenbee and Marcus Easley.
Ryan expects Lawson (shoulder) to be on the field next week when he's eligible to be activated from the physically unable to perform list, but said he doesn't have that same confidence with Listenbee, who's on the reserve-non football injury list while recovering from hernia surgery. As for Easley, who said in January he had a 7-9 month recovery period after dislocating his kneecap and breaking it in three spots, Ryan said he's still not nearing a return.
Thursday's full practice report
Did not participate: Tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (ankle), defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (hamstring), linebacker Jerry Hughes (rest).
Limited: Left tackle Cordy Glenn (ankle), cornerback Corey White (shoulder), defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (ankle), punter Colton Schmidt (right quad), center Patrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Zach Brown (ankle), safety Aaron Williams (ankle), tight end Charles Clay (knee).