It didn't come as much of a surprise, but both DT Marcell Dareus and OT Cordy Glenn will not suit up for the Bills on Sunday against Denver. Dareus failed to practice all week after suffering an ankle injury in last week's game.
Buffalo signed DT DeAndre Coleman back to the roster this week as insurance in the event that Dareus' injury did not respond favorably during the week. It has head coach Sean McDermott feeling better about their depth at the position.
"I feel good about it. We were able to bring back DeAndre Coleman in the last couple of days," he said. "DeAndre is a good, steady player for us who is going to do his job and is very dependable. When you add that to Kyle who is there along with Cedric Thornton, Adolphus Washington we've got guys we can roll in there."
Cordy Glenn's ongoing battle with foot and ankle problems has now moved from his left to his right ankle. After a full offseason rehabbing a left ankle injury, a left foot problem cropped up in training camp. Then last week he left the game at Carolina at halftime with a right ankle injury.
He was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday, but his ankle evidently did not respond well to the activity. Glenn was held out of practice Friday before being declared out for the game.
Rookie Dion Dawkins will make his first NFL start Sunday against a strong Denver defensive front, but he's more than ready having seen action each of the first two games.
"I know that Denver has a great front and I know that we have a great front as well," Dawkins told Buffalobills.com. "I practice against guys like Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson and Eddie (Yarbrough), so I'm treating it no different. Do what I'm taught and keep pushing.
"They are good prep for my craft, and if I do my craft well I should have no problem with whoever they put in front of me."
DT Jerel Worthy is also out for Sunday's game as he is still in the concussion protocol.