Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse was healthy and did not play because of what coach Sean McDermott termed “a coach’s decision.” He said Morse was not “benched.”
Asked specifically if there was anything other than football reasons for the decision, McDermott said it was “strictly a football decision.”
Morse suffered a concussion early in the win against the New England Patriots and was in the concussion protocol. He then did not play against Seattle and was cleared from the protocol in time to practice last week.
“Mitch is a good player,” McDermott said. “We felt like we had some momentum with the group we had in when Mitch went down and we wanted to take a look at the group there.”
The group of Dion Dawkins, Ike Boettger, Jon Feliciano, Brian Winters and Daryl Williams played every snap Sunday.
Against Seattle, the Bills’ offensive line was down three starters for a brief moment in the second quarter with Williams, Winters and Cody Ford all sidelined. Ford did not return after he was injured and was inactive Sunday against Arizona.