Head coach Sean McDermott expressed concern about Marcell Dareus’ availability for Sunday’s game after suffering an ankle injury last weekned. Dareus missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday.
The only other player who did not participate in practice Thursday was DT Jerel Worthy, who remains in the concussion protocol.
The good news is Cordy Glenn returned to practice from an ankle injury suffered in last week’s game. Glenn was limited. The key will be how he feels Friday morning and whether he can practice a second straight day.
Shaq Lawson also returned to practice from a nerve contusion in his foot, but was limited.
WR Kaelin Clay was added to the injury report as a limited participant Thursday as he had to step out of practice with a foot injury. TE Nick O’Leary was another new addition with a hamstring injury and was limited.
Here’s the full report for Thursday.
DID NOT PRACTICE
DT Marcell Dareus – ankle
DT Jerel Worthy – concussion
S Colt Anderson – foot
WR Kaelin Clay – foot
OT Cordy Glenn – foot/ankle
LB Deon Lacey – hamstring
DE Shaq Lawson – foot
TE Nick O’Leary – hamstring
TE Charles Clay – knee
RB LeSean McCoy – wrist
LB Matt Milano – hamstring
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There are a couple of players and a head coach who might be viewed as mercenaries by the Carolina Panthers fans this Sunday in Charlotte. Having moved on to the Bills they’re the enemy now, but between head coach Sean McDermott, Mike Tolbert, Joe Webb and Kaelin Clay, there’s a lot of useful information they can provide. From player strengths and weaknesses, to player preferences in certain situations.
“There’s a rule out there that snitches get stitches, but I’m going to get a lot of stitches this week,” said Tolbert.
Tolbert along with Webb and Clay will offer what they can to assist their Bills teammates with their matchups, and the players who don’t know the Panthers well are eager to scoop up all the intel they can.
“Oh yeah I’m going to sit down with him this week,” said Bills return man Brandon Tate the time he intends to spend with Joe Webb on Carolina’s special teams coverage units.
Regardless of all the help it can provide, the Bills still hold an enormous amount of respect for a team as battle tested as the Panthers. It’s why players like Tolbert, Webb and Clay are doing their level best to prepare for Sunday’s game like any other. It’s something that has won the respect of their teammates.
“They’re not getting wrapped up in the rivalry or battle. We’re their teammates and we’re supporting them. It’s a regular game. Everybody looks at things differently. I kind of looked at it like a revenge type of game when I played back home,” said McCoy of his game against the Eagles in 2015. “But them guys I like their attitudes. It’s more positive. It’s more team based. It’s working out. We have one goal and that’s to go to North Carolina and get a win.”
Tags: Bills-Panthers, Joe Webb, Kaelin Clay, LeSean McCoy, Mike Tolbert, Sean McDermott
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