Outside linebacker Jerry Hughes played a season-low 30 defensive snaps Sunday while Lorenzo Alexander and Shaq Lawson got the starts.
Hughes reportedly got into some kind of argument during the week with assistant coach Rob Ryan, Rex’s twin brother, but the head coach denied that Hughes’ lack of play time was disciplinary.
Rex Ryan also claimed he didn’t know of any incident between Hughes and Rob Ryan.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Rex said. “I guess you have to ask Jerry or my brother.”
Hughes has 40 tackles and five sacks this season, about on par with his rates from a year ago, though four of his five sacks came in the first four games of the season.
Rex Ryan said there’s concern that the back injury that kept defensive tackle Kyle Williams out of Sunday’s game against the Steelers could cause him to miss this week’s game as well.
Linebacker Lerentee McCray remained in concussion protocol Monday. Safety James Ihedigbo (ankle) was the only player added to the injury report from the game.
Sammy Watkins was able to play 94 percent of the Bills’ offensive snaps Sunday, but with the offensive playing so poorly, that actually turned out to be the same number of plays (49) as he played the previous week against Oakland. Robert Woods played 27 snaps in his first game back from a knee sprain.
Tyrod Taylor gained a season-low 2 rushing yards against the Steelers, bringing his season total to 471. If he gains 6 yards Sunday, he’ll own the two highest quarterback rushing seasons in Bills history. He broke Doug Flutie’s record last year, finishing with 568 yards. … Sammy Watkins needs 12 receptions in his final three games to accumulate more catches over his first three seasons than Robert Woods did (152). Woods totaled 1,838 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first three years; Watkins currently has 2,264 yards and 16 scores. … Reggie Bush gained 4 yards on a pitch Sunday, bringing his season total to 5 yards on 11 rushes. He needs 7 more yards to pass Percy Harvin.