KANSAS CITY (AP) — Buffalo receiver Marcus Easley and defensive linemen Torell Troup will miss the Bills’ season-opener at Kansas City on Sunday.
The Bills announced Saturday that Easley and Troup did not travel with the team are out for the game against the Chiefs.
Easley has an illness and Troup is out with a lower back injury.
Coach announced that Sanchez would start in the team’s regular-season finale against Buffalo, but Ryan was uncertain how long he would stay in the game. It is possible Sanchez could play a few series or a few quarters before giving way to and Kellen Clemens.
“We’ll go ahead and start Mark this game,” Ryan said. “How long he plays, we’ll determine that as the game goes.”
Ryan said Sanchez, dealing with a sore right shoulder, showed some zip on his passes in practice and looked good enough to make Ryan feel comfortable about starting him for the playoff-bound Jets (10-5).
Ryan was unsure Wednesday whether Sanchez would play Sunday, saying he was leaning toward playing him “some,” but wanted to see how he threw Thursday before making a decision.
“Last week at this time, I had my concerns,” Ryan said. “Right now, he is zipping it pretty good. I don’t want to put him out there if we don’t think he’s healthy, but I believe he is healthy now.”
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. receiver Steve Johnson’s T-shirt said it all.
Walking to the microphone before practice Wednesday, Johnson sported a shirt with the words “It’s all good” emblazoned across the chest.
“Yeah I’ve been able to put it behind me,” Johnson said. “I haven’t forgotten about it, but I’m ready to move on from it.”
“It” is Johnson’s costly endzone drop in overtime Sunday that prevented the Bills from upsetting the , and the ensuing public storm that engulfed him after news circulated of the message he posted on his account an hour after the game, wondering how God could do this to him.