Bills Lose Important Defensive Lineman For The Season
The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their matchup with the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, which will be this season's first matchup with the Jets.
It's been a rough week for the Bills as they try and erase the memory of what happened this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which might have been the most brutal loss under head coach Sean McDermott, although the Los Angeles Chargers and New Orleans Saints games from 2017 have something to say about that.
The Bills are also dealing with a list of injuries, and one of those injuries had landed one of their key defensive lineman on the season-ending injured reserve list.
Defensive tackle Justin Zimmer, who has been dealing with a knee injury, will have season-ending surgery.
The Bills have also signed cornerback Cam Lewis from the practice squad. Cornerback Taron Johnson and safety Jaquan Johnson were both limited at practice on Wednesday.
Quarterback Davis Webb was elevated from the practice squad, and both practice squad quarterback Jake Fromm and wide receiver Tanner Gentry were activated off the reserve-COVID list.
Zimmer has played extremely well over the past two seasons, as he rotated in for Star Lotuleli and Ed Oliver. It's a blow to lose him for the rest of the season, and leaves the Bills thinner on the inside part of the defensive line.
This means that Harrison Phillips and Vernon Butler will be next up to fill in at defensive tackle when Star and Oliver cannot be in there.