Bills Player Lands on the COVID-19 List Before Tonight’s Game
The Buffalo Bills are about to play the biggest game of the NFL season, as they host the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium for Sunday Night Football.
The wind is the biggest storyline coming into tonight's game, which says a lot since the team matchups on offense and defense would be great enough storylines,
Winds are expected to be 25-35 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph for kickoff, which would definitely impact the passing and kicking games for both teams. The questions of whether or not teams will simply go for two when (and if) they score touchdowns is a legitimate question.
Unfortunately, the Bills had some bad news on Monday evening ahead of kickoff.
The Bills have announced they have placed linebacker A.J. Klein on the Reserve-COVID-19 list, and that guard Jon Feliciano will not be activated from the IR for at least one more game.
Klein has been the Bills main backup linebacker and plays a role on special teams. It remains to be seen how long he will be on the COVID-19 list. If Klein is vaccinated, he can come off the list with two negative tests within 24 hours of each other. If he's not vaccinated, he must miss at least 10 days, which means next week's game against the Tampa Buccaneers as well.
The Bills will be without cornerback Tre'Davious White during the game as well, as he had surgery on his torn ACL, which was suffered against the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving.