ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills will lose at least two starters for Sunday’s game against the visiting Houston Texans. Safety Jordan Poyer (ankle) and left guard Jon Feliciano (concussion) were ruled out Friday by Sean McDermott.
The coach refused to say who would start in their places.
“These are all things that we are still working on,” McDermott said when asked who would supply them. “Jon got injured during the week. So I’m still working on all of that and the same with Jordan’s position.”
Poyer was injured during the Bills’ 43-21 win over Washington Football Team In the past week. The safety hasn’t lost a start since the 2017 season. He had an interception in the win over Washington and has 12 tackles this year. Jaquan Johnson replaced Poyer in Week 3 and is a possibility to take his place. Josh Thomas and rookie Damar Hamlin are other high school options.
Feliciano started the week on a limited basis during practice Wednesday for illness. He no longer practiced Thursday for a concussion. Fourth-year guard Ike Boettger is likely to start as a left guard. Boettger started seven games at left guard last year while Feliciano recovered from a pectoral muscle tear.
Cornerback Taron Johnson (groin) and defensive end Efe Obada (ankle) are questionable for the game. Johnson did not practice on Thursday or Friday, which is not a positive sign for his availability. Siran Neal and Cam Lewis, currently on the team’s practice squad, could add depth if Johnson can’t.