Bills DE Trent Murphy has been forced to watch from the sidelines the last three games due to a knee injury. This week he may finally be ready to return to the lineup.
“It’s always tough when you have to watch everybody run around, but I knew we had after the bye week in mind (for a return) and kept my eyes on the prize to keep working,” said Murphy. “I knew it was all for a purpose.”
Murphy was listed on Wednesday’s injury report as a limited participant. Coming off the bye week it’s been three straight days in which the veteran defensive end has practiced in some capacity. Stacking days has him feeling confident that his knee has made good progress.
“(I’m feeling) much better,” he said. “I’d much rather be out at practice with my guys than to be stuck in that training room.”
It also has him feeling confident that he’ll be in the lineup on Sunday.
“I’m good to go,” said Murphy. “I’m taking it one day at a time, but they ain’t keeping me out of this one.”
Murphy’s availability could be all the more important this week if fellow DE Shaq Lawson is unable to play Sunday. Lawson suffered an elbow injury late in Tuesday’s practice and did not participate in Wednesday’s session. Head coach Sean McDermott called him day to day.
DID NOT PRACTICE TE Charles Clay – hamstring
DE Shaq Lawson – elbow
LIMITED PARTICIPATION QB Derek Anderson – concussion
CB Taron Johnson – shoulder
DE Trent Murphy – knee
FULL PARTICIPATION QB Josh Allen – elbow
RB Chris Ivory – shoulder
LB Matt Milano – concussion
The Jaguars have some injury concerns on their offensive line. Already without starting C Brandon Linder, Jacksonville may also be without starting LT Josh Walker. Walker did not practice on Wednesday due to foot and ankle injuries.
Meanwhile start right guard AJ Cann, who left last week’s game with a hamstring injury was limited as well as starting RT Jermey Parnell with a knee injury.
On the defensive side of the ball starting CB Jalen Ramsey was limited with a groin injury and starting DT Marcell Dareus was limited with a back injury.
DID NOT PRACTICE WR D.J. Chark – quadricep
DT Marcell Dareus – back
LB Lerentee McCray – hamstring
CB Quenton Meeks – knee
LT Josh Walker – foot/ankle
LIMITED PARTICIPATION DT Eli Ankou – calf
RG AJ Cann – hamstring
RT Jermey Parnell – knee
CB Jalen Ramsey - groin