Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott ruled out safety Jordan Poyer, tight end Dawson Knox, wide receivers Jake Kumerow and Jamison Crowder, as well as cornerback Christian Benford for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. McDermott announced all four players would not play during his Friday morning appearance on WGR550.
This will be the second game this year Poyer has missed, this time dealing with a rib injury that happened at the end of Week 4 at Baltimore. Poyer missed Week 3 against Miami with a foot injury but returned last week and had two INTs en route to an AFC Defensive Player of the Week award.
The star safety didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday this week with the rib injury.
Knox has battled various injuries throughout the early part of the year but this will be the first game he'll miss this season. Knox hasn't practiced this week with foot/hamstring issues.
Kumerow (ankle), Crowder (ankle), Benford (hand) were expected to be ruled out as all three have been unable to practice this week.
McDermott said they are still in a day-by-day process for linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hamstring) and wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (concussion protocol). Edmunds hasn't practiced this week and McKenzie logged a limited session on Thursday and Friday, though McDermott said the WR remains in concussion protocol.
Friday's full injury report is linked in the tweet below for Week 5
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