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Buffalo Bills injury report: Shaq Lawson OUT, LeSean McCoy questionable

Let’s see the bumps and bruises for the visitors

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In the lead up to Sunday’s contest at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Buffalo Bills have released their final injury report for their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s take a look at who’s injured for Buffalo and the impact it might have.

Buffalo Bills injury report vs Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Shaq Lawson DE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Phillip Gaines CB Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
Taron Johnson CB Shoulder LP LP FP Questionable
Taiwan Jones RB Head LP LP LP Questionable
Ray-Ray McCloud WR Knee LP LP FP Questionable
LeSean McCoy RB Ribs LP LP LP Questionable
Lorenzo Alexander LB Rest DNP ------ ------ ------
Kelvin Benjamin WR Hip LP FP FP ------
Kyle Williams DT Rest DNP ------ ------ ------

The only players that the Bills have declared as “out” is defensive end Shaq Lawson. Lawson missed the Bills’ game last week against the San Diego Chargers as well, so this will be the second game in a row where he won’t see the field.

The biggest name on the report for the Bills is running back LeSean McCoy, who is really the best offensive weapon the Bills have. As our friends from Buffalo Rumblings point out, McCoy was limited in practice all week, and also had a “non-contact jersey” on all week, which makes his situation a bit more tenuous for the visiting team. If McCoy can’t go, a Buffalo offense that is already pretty limited could have even more issues against a very good Minnesota defense.

The Bills also listed four other players as questionable. Cornerbacks Phillip Gaines and Taron Johnson are both listed as questionable, as are running back Taiwan Jones and wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud. Jones, like McCoy, wore the “non-contact” jersey this week in practice.

Now you’ve got the injury reports for both teams leading up to Sunday’s game, ladies and gentlemen. Still more to come about this week’s matchup, so keep it right here.