During his weekly interview on WGR 550 Friday morning, Bills head coach Sean McDermott ruled out offensive guard Cody Ford and cornerback Josh Norman for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Both did not practice this week as Ford has a knee injury, and Norman has a hamstring injury. McDermott told WGR that Ford is progressing in the right direction.
"He's really working hard in the training room," McDermott explained. "We'll see what happens with what things hold for him over the next few weeks."
Defensive tackle Vernon Butler (groin), defensive end Jerry Hughes (foot), defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson (knee), cornerback Cam Lewis (wrist), linebacker Matt Milano (pec), guard Brian Winters (knee) and safety Micah Hyde (concussion) are all questionable for Sunday's game.
McDermott said if Hyde can't go, the rest of the defense will have to come together to perform at a higher level.
"He's a key cog on our defense, in a lot of ways Micah is," McDermott said on WGR. "We count on him for a ton, so guys are really going to have to step up their game."
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