Bills Pro Bowl safety Micah Hyde was labeled week to week by head coach Sean McDermott with the groin injury he suffered last Sunday. But Hyde, who did not practice with his teammates Wednesday, isn’t ready to rule himself out for this weekend’s game against Tennessee.
“The plan this week is to push it and see what you can do,” he said. “Don’t push it too far. You never know by Sunday how you might feel, especially with your adrenaline running. There’s definitely a fine line. You want to go full speed on Sunday, but at the same time you don’t want to push it too much so you can’t play that way. So you’ve got to listen to your body and listen to the trainers.”
Hyde, who worked on the side with the strength and conditioning staff, sees his situation a bit different than most.
“I think throughout the season in the NFL you’re always injured. I see myself as being a little hurt right now,” he said. “I’m going to try to go out there and put in the work every single day and make it out by Sunday. There are no guarantees. I’m not saying I’m in. I’m not saying I’m out. I just want to try to give myself a chance so by Sunday we can see.”
Photos from Week 5 of the 2018 season as the Buffalo Bills prepare to take on the Tennessee Titans at New Era Field.
Fellow safety Rafael Bush was also a non-participant in practice as he is sidelined by a shoulder injury. McDermott called him day to day. If both are unable to play Sunday, it could leave Buffalo very shorthanded on the back end with only Jordan Poyer and rookie Siran Neal healthy.
Bush is listed as day to day.
DID NOT PRACTICE LB Lorenzo Alexander - rest
S Rafael Bush – shoulder
S Micah Hyde – groin
DT Kyle Williams – rest
LIMITED PARTICIPATION TE Charles Clay – ankle
DE Shaq Lawson – hamstring
FULL PARTICIPATION RB Marcus Murphy - rib
The Tennessee Titans top receiver Corey Davis was not full go in practice on Wednesday. He was a limited participant due to illness. Also unable to practice was starting S Kenny Vaccaro, who is not expected to play on Sunday. Starting LB Wesley Woodyard was also a non-participant due to a shoulder injury.
The Titans are getting healthier at quarterback as backup QB Blaine Gabbert is out of the concussion protocol. He was a full practice participant.
DID NOT PRACTICE
OT Dennis Kelly - illness
S Kenny Vaccaro - elbow
LB Wesley Woodyard - shoulder
WR Corey Davis - illness
RB David Fluellen - groin
QB Blaine Gabbert - concussion
QB Marcus Mariota - elbow