Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that wide receiver Jordan Matthews is considered day-to-day after making significant progress over the bye week in his recovery from a broken thumb, giving him an outside chance to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, three weeks after suffering the injury in Atlanta.
"We're going to have to see," McDermott said. "He still has that thing with the thumb going on. It's day-to-day, we just gotta make sure things heal up the right way. We'll know a little bit more tomorrow. Just coming off the bye, he made a tremendous amount of progress and we'll see at this point how he looks going into Wednesday."
Matthews sported a small bandage on his right thumb during the portion of Monday's practice that was open to media and wore a helmet but rode an exercise bike while other receivers caught passes. The Bills could use certainly use another weapon in the passing game after losing leading receiver Charles Clay to a knee injury. McDermott said both Clay and linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb) are considered week-to-week.
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As for the defensive backfield, McDermott said starting corner E.J. Gaines and slot corner Leonard Johnson will be limited in practice with their injuries while Shareece Wright will be a full participant.
Marcell Dareus will be excused from Monday's practice for personal reasons. The right guard battle between Vlad Ducasse and John Miller remains ongoing, McDermott said.