The Buffalo Bills will be without a pair of starters on the offensive line Sunday.
Both rookie right tackle Spencer Brown and left guard Jon Feliciano were ruled out for the Week 9 game at Jacksonville on the team’s final injury report. Neither move comes as much of a surprise – Brown has not practiced the last two weeks after suffering a back injury and will miss his second consecutive game.
“We're taking it day to day right now,” coach Sean McDermott said when asked whether the Bills might consider putting Brown on injured reserve with a designation to return. “We'll just see where it goes. At the end of the day, he's getting to know the NFL, and we're getting to know him, as well.”
Feliciano, meanwhile, strained his calf in the Week 8 game against Miami and was deemed week to week by McDermott.
Without them, the Bills are likely to go with the same offensive line that finished the game against the Dolphins. That’s left tackle Dion Dawkins, left guard Ike Boettger, center Mitch Morse, right guard Cody Ford and right tackle Daryl Williams.
The Bills list two players as questionable: Wide receiver Cole Beasley and safety Jordan Poyer. Beasley practiced for the first time all week on a limited basis Friday, and McDermott said he was “optimistic” about the veteran receiver’s chances of playing.
“He's a tough guy, and that's part of the reason why he's a Bill,” the coach said. “He got injured at some point during the (Miami) game, I believe it was the second half, so good to have him work through that there.”
Poyer, meanwhile, “bumped” his shoulder during Wednesday’s practice, according to McDermott, leading to the team holding him out Thursday. He returned on a limited basis Friday.
Tight end Dawson Knox will miss his second consecutive game. Knox continues in his recovery from a broken hand suffered in Week 6 against Tennessee.
Jaguars running back James Robinson (heel) is questionable. Jacksonville coach Urban Meyer told reporters Robinson moved around some on the practice field Friday to see how his heel reacts. "It's a ... pain threshold (thing)," Meyer said. "He's a tough, tough cat."
Robinson is the only Jacksonville player to be given an injury designation.