Ashton Youboty is trying to come back from a hamstring injury suffered just last Sunday against the Jets. After not practicing Wednesday, he was back on the practice field Thursday.
“Youboty was able to get back out to practice today,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “He was able to do some things.”
Officially Youboty was limited so he still appears to have some ground to cover to have a chance to play Sunday. If he cannot go Sunday, it would leave Buffalo with just three healthy cornerbacks, since Terrence McGee is out for this week as well.
Fortunately the Bills are facing a Jaguars team that doesn’t utilize spread formations all that much, so the Buffalo secondary shouldn’t be overtaxed in the passing game, unless Jacksonville decides to go to the air as opposed to working it on the ground. Knowing the Bills are surrendering almost 210 yards rushing per game, I can’t see the Jaguars steering away from that.
Had the Bills been facing a wide open offense like Green Bay or New England this week, they may have had to add a cornerback to their roster so they could go into the game with four. In all likelihood they’ll call upon Donte Whitner for some coverage assignments should Jacksonville go to any spread looks.
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