Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was a full participant during Wednesday’s walkthrough despite dealing with injuries to his neck and what the team listed as a “throwing finger.”
Allen sustained a stinger in his neck late in last weekend’s victory over the New England Patriots.
The AFC East title is on the line Sunday night when the Bills visit the Miami Dolphins but Bills coach Sean McDermott isn’t overly concerned about his quarterback.
“Still sore, we’ll continue to take it one day at a time,” McDermott said of Allen’s neck soreness. “But I anticipate him playing.”
The only Buffalo player to miss practice with a designated injury was defensive end Leonard Floyd (rib). Safeties Micah Hyde (neck) and Damar Hamlin (shoulder) were limited participants on Wednesday.
For the Dolphins, cornerback Xavien Howard (foot) missed practice and coach Mike McDaniel doesn’t expect him to play on Sunday. That would rate as a second big blow for the Miami defense after star linebacker Bradley Chubb tore the ACL in his knee during last week’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Other Miami players who sat out Wednesday were offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee, back, ankle), running back Raheem Mostert (knee, ankle), receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) and defensive end Zach Sieler (illness).
Star receiver Tyreek Hill was a limited practice participant, partly due to his ankle injury. Hill also departed practice after a big fire broke out at his home.
Outside linebacker Jerome Baker (knee) was limited after the Dolphins began his 21-day activation window.
Among other limited Miami players were running back De’Von Achane (toe, ribs), guard Robert Hunt (hamstring) and safety Jevon Holland (both knees).
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (quadriceps, left shoulder) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey (knee) were full participants.
–Field Level Media