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Injury Report | Cody Ford, Josh Norman ruled out for Patriots game | Week 8


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."

Scroll through to see the team practice in Bills Stadium before this Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

Buffalo Bills
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Vernon Butler
Vernon Butler
Groin Questionable
Cody Ford enters his first season with the Bills in 2019 after being drafted by the team in the second round (38th overall) out of Oklahoma. A 2018 first-team All-Big 12 selection, Ford started 21 of 29 career games played.
Cody Ford
Knee Out
After spending his first four NFL seasons in Green Bay, Hyde signed a five-year contract with the Bills in 2017 as an unrestricted free agent. Hyde made the most of his first season in Buffalo, earning his first career Pro Bowl berth and 2nd-team All-Pro honors while posting career highs in tackles (82) and interceptions (5). He went on to record 57 tackles and 2 INTs in 2018. Hyde was a 5th round draft choice of the Packers in 2013 and saw action in Green Bay at both safety positions, cornerback, nickel, special teams coverage, kickoff returner and punt returner.
Micah Hyde
Concussion Questionable
Jerry Hughes finished his sixth season with the Bills in 2018. Acquired via trade by the Bills from the Indianapolis Colts in 2013, Hughes originally entered the NFL as a first round draft choice (31st overall) of the Colts out of TCU. A dynamic pass rusher, Hughes has registered a team-high 42 sacks since 2013.
Jerry Hughes
Foot Questionable
Quinton Jefferson
Quinton Jefferson
Knee Questionable
Cam Lewis
Cam Lewis
Wrist Questionable
Matt Milano finished his second season with the Bills after being drafted by the team in the fifth round (163rd overall) out of Boston College. He had 78 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 3 fumble recoveries in 2018 before being placed on IR for the final 3 games of the season.
Matt Milano
Pec Questionable
Josh Norman
Josh Norman
Hamstring Out
Brian Winters
Brian Winters
Knee Questionable

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