The hits unfortunately just keep on coming for Buffalo’s 53-man roster. Running back and wide receiver have endured most of the injury setbacks so far this season, but not far behind is Buffalo’s safety position. On Wednesday starting S Aaron Williams was placed on I-R designated to return, meaning he will not be eligible to play again until mid-December.
Williams suffered a neck injury in Week 2 against the New England Patriots on a diving tackle on Julian Edelman. He was taken from the field by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution. He missed the next two games, but returned to action last week at Tennessee. He missed a series early in the game last Sunday after making his first tackle, but returned to the game.
There were instances in the game where he was shaking out his left arm after making plays.
Under the rules of the short-term injured reserve designation, Williams will not be able to practice with the team for six weeks and not eligible to play until eight weeks have elapsed. So the safety would not be able to practice until the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 25th) and would not be eligible to play until the Dec. 13th road game at Philadelphia.
Buffalo has capable safeties on the roster to fill the void in Bacarri Rambo, Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks. But Rambo missed last week’s game with a thigh contusion.
*Bills sign S Josh Bush *With Williams on I-R designated to return, Buffalo filled the open roster spot with S Josh Bush. The free agent worked out for the club Wednesday morning and signed shortly thereafter.
Bush, a former sixth-round pick of the Jets played two-plus seasons under Rex Ryan in New York before he was released by the club. He’s spent the last year and a half with Denver, first on their practice squad before making their 53-man roster this season. He appeared in the Broncos first three game this season.
Bush was waived on Oct. 1st by Denver as they had to make roster room to add offensive tackle help for a shortage at that position.
The 26-year old has played in 40 career games and has 31 tackles and an interception in his career.