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Buffalo Bills 2017 snap counts: Player participation through Week Four

Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Four win over the Falcons.

• Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus played just 22 snaps in his first game back after missing Week Three because of an ankle injury. Dareus' snap count was the lowest of any player on defense. He did not record any statistics, and remains at one assisted tackle in three games.

• Rookie linebacker Matt Milano and veteran defensive tackle Jerel Worthy each got their first snaps of the season on defense. Milano played 32 snaps after Ramon Humber went out because of a thumb injury, while Worthy took 23 snaps in his first appearance since missing three games because of a concussion.

• Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander saw by far his biggest work load of the season, playing 64 snaps on defense, which is 21 more than in any other game. Alexander also matched his season high with 13 snaps on special teams.

• Safety Robert Blanton has been a key contributor on special teams over the last couple weeks, and that will continue moving forward after fellow safety Colt Anderson suffered an arm injury. If he misses significant time, Blanton becomes the team's third safety in addition to his role on special teams.

• The team has done a good job of managing tight end Charles Clay's health. A chronic knee condition led to several "veteran" days off during training camp, but Clay has been ready in the regular season. He's playing 82 percent of the offensive snaps and is a huge part of the passing game.

• Eddie Yarbrough benefited most from Shaq Lawson missing Sunday's game with a groin injury. Yarbrough played 54 snaps on defense, while Ryan Davis got 31 as part of a rotation.

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