ATLANTA – The Buffalo Bills will be without starting defensive end Shaq Lawson on Sunday against the Falcons.
Lawson, the team's first-round draft pick in 2016, suffered a groin injury during Thursday's practice. He was unable to practice Friday. Lawson sat on the Bills' bench as his teammates warmed up, joined by defensive tackle Adolphus Washington, who is a healthy inactive.
Also out for the Bills against Atlanta are: Guard Vlad Ducasse, running back Joe Banyard, tight end Khari Lee, wide receiver Brandon Tate and left tackle Cordy Glenn, who was previously ruled out because of injuries to his left foot and right ankle.
Ryan Davis will start at defensive end in place of Lawson, while rookie Dion Dawkins will line up in Glenn's spot at left tackle. Without Tate, the Bills will likely use Kaelin Clay and possibly Taiwan Jones as the primary return men.