The Buffalo Bills had a few injuries during their season-opening game versus the New York Jets, most of which were not serious and saw the respective players return to action before the conclusion of the game. The only injury with real uncertainty surrounding it was that of E.J. Gaines, who injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter and did not return.
RCB E.J. Gaines (shoulder)
In his press conference on Monday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott gave an update on Gaines’ injury, stating that it was a “shoulder contusion”, but the coach did not provide word on his starting right cornerback’s status for Sunday’s Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers. Reporters noted he didn’t seem concerned.
McDermott also said that starting left tackle Cordy Glenn, whose snaps were limited against the Jets, is healthy following the game, and the Bills plan to continue to increase his in-game reps on a week-by-week basis. Rookie Dion Dawkins played in place of Glenn on 21 of 77 snaps.
Compared with some of the injuries that occurred around the league in Week 1 — like that of ex-Bill Ronald Darby — the Bills are in excellent shape at the start of Week 2. The team will have a normal amount of time to rest up and heal whatever nicks and bruises it does have, as Buffalo will travel to McDermott’s old stomping grounds in Charlotte this week for their game against the Panthers on Sunday.