Bills vs. Patriots injury outlook: Updates on Stephon Gilmore, John Brown, Micah Hyde, N’Keal Harry & more – syracuse.com

Orchard Park, N.Y. — Both the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots have lengthy injury reports heading into Sunday’s critical AFC East showdown at Bills Stadium.

The Bills have already ruled out left guard Cody Ford (knee) and cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring), and the Patriots will be without receiver Julian Edelman, who had knee surgery this week and is expected to miss some time.

On Friday the Bills listed safety Micah Hyde as questionable while he continues to progress through the NFL’s concussion protocol. He didn’t practice at all this week and his status is certainly up in the air for Sunday’s game. If Hyde doesn’t play the expectation is that veteran safety Dean Marlowe fills in. He’s been in Sean McDermott’s defense for five years dating back to their time together in Carolina.

For the Patriots the biggest name in question is All Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who missed practice on Friday after reportedly injuring his knee in practice on Thursday. New England listed his as questionable for the game.

Bills fans thinking back to the last game between the Bills and Patriots, a 24-17 loss in Week 16 of 2019, remember the touchdown pass John Brown caught against Gilmore, who was in coverage and lost him for the score. Brown missed last week’s game against the New York Jets with a knee injury but after practicing all three days this week in full, he seems to be good to go for Sunday’s game.

Other injury concerns for the Bills are defensive tackles Quinton Jefferson (knee) and Vernon Butler (groin). Jefferson was full on Friday but Butler missed practice for the second straight day and his status is a concern for Sunday. If one or both can’t go look for Harrison Phillips, who’s been inactive the last two weeks, to get back in the lineup. Jerry Hughes was full on Friday and is questionable with a foot injury. Linebacker Matt Milano was limited for a third straight day and is questionable after practicing all week in a red non contact jersey.

Patriots receiver N’Keal Harry has also been ruled out for Sunday as he continues to work through the concussion protocol. Defensive tackle Carl Davis is also out and in the concussion protocol. Linebacker Shilique Calhoun, safety Kyle Dugger, defensive tackle Lawrence Guy, running back Damien Harris, o-lineman Justin Herron, cornerback J.C. Jackson, guard Shaq Mason, defensive end John Simon, and guard Joe Thuney were all limited and listed as questionable vs. Bills.

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