Micah Hyde, Jordan Phillips, Dane Jackson ruled out for Bills-Dolphins

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The Bills will be down at least a few significant defensive players for Sunday’s divisional matchup with the Dolphins.

Head coach Sean McDermott announced on Friday that safety Micah Hyde, cornerback Dane Jackson, and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips are all out for Week Three.

Hyde and Jackson are each dealing with a neck injury. Phillips has a hamstring injury that has kept him out of this week’s practices.

The Bills may also be without safety Jordan Poyer, who has a foot injury. Poyer was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice but did not participate on Thursday.

“He’s one of those that’s in that group — and we’ve got a couple of those guys, maybe three or four of them – that [it] still remains to be seen whether they’re going to be able to [play] on Sunday,” McDermott said in his Friday video conference. “So I’ll know a little bit more today. It may not still be definitive after today, but we’ll take it one day at a time.”

Given the strength of Miami’s receiving corps — Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle each had over 170 yards receiving last week — there are some significant concerns in Buffalo’s secondary for this week.

“Listen, I know we have a number of injuries here but I remain very confident in our football team, very confident in the backend,” McDermott said.

Buffalo’s final injury report with game statuses will be released later on Friday.

21 responses to “Micah Hyde, Jordan Phillips, Dane Jackson ruled out for Bills-Dolphins

  1. The bad news for Miami? Tim Settle and Gabe Davis return.. And of course there is Josh Allen Stefon Diggs and a guy named Von coming down to Miami.
    Another easy Blow out….

  2. Wow!!! When you include Tre White also being out, that’s the entire starting Bills secondary. We will see how good Bill’s bench and coaching staff is.

  3. If settle & Oliver come back that will offset Jordan Phillip missing the game. Elam won’t be a huge drop off from Jackson. The big loss in Hyde in the back.

  4. Sorry, league – the Bills are DEEP this year. These are big losses, but they’re not going to be replaced by JAGs or anything.

    The line in particular will be fine, even though Phillips has been playing incredibly. The Bills rotate often regardless.

    The secondary should be interesting, against what I think is the best WR tandem in the league.

    Nothing improves depth more than giving the younger guys big-game experience in the regular season. Looking forward to seeing how the Bills handle this bit of adversity.

  5. If you watch the pick 6 by Milano in the Titans games you can see when Jordan Phillips blows out his hamstring. Huge loss! He was playing lights out. Next man up! The Bills are DEEP.

  6. While this will be a contest, I believe the Ravens’ DBs made Tua look better than he really is. I would put the Bills second team DBs ahead of the Ravens’ starters.
    We’ll see. Could be offense vs. offense. There again, I think the Bills have the edge (by a pretty wide margin).

  7. With Gabriel Davis back, the Bills will be a threat to score every time they have the ball. That means that Miami will need to get points on the board on every possession. And have no fumbles or interceptions. Buffalo will go for every 4th. down, be it 1/2 yard or 15. To make sure of this, the punter is staying back in Buffalo.

  8. This evens up the matchup a little. Josh Allen is still far superior to Tua, but his WRs are great. Injuries are an equalizer, but Buffalo still pulls it out by 10. Otherwise it would be a blowout.

  9. Probably more hamstring injuries in the NFL right now than anything else, probably because no one wants to risk their starters getting hurt in the preseason. So instead they get hurt in the regular season from lack of preseason reps.

  10. Due to the front 4 of BUF getting consistent pressure, the BUF corners haven’t been tested. Both of BUF safeties have helped in that regard.

    Jordan Phillips was playing some top end football, providing push in the A gap. Oliver isn’t that man, and neither are the backups.

    Still think the game favors the Bills, because that offense has been together for a few years now. And just the familiarity and continuity of the franchise and CS. Miami is still learning the nuances of the McDaniels offense and still has 3 new offensive linemen, 3 new running back and a new WR still finding their way.

    This wasn’t a MUST win for the peanut gallery to give Miami some cred in August, and it still isn’t in Sept.

    Just remember most here were predicting a 0-4 start for Miami. Well if they open up at 3-1, does it many anything other than a good start to a long season?

    35-24 Buffalo

  11. This is a tough game. Because of the injuries in the secondary to Buffalo it will come down to whose line holds up better. That will be key. Armstead has a toe injury and he has his hands full to say the least this week with Von Miller. Miami has to keep Tua clean and if they do they have a legit chance to win this game. It will be fun to watch. Reminds me of the old days when Kelly and Marino were battling it out.

  12. Forgot about Oliver also playing…yikes..
    Miami gets crushed under the pass rush. Then, there is Allen throwing for 400 yards….

  13. This has the makings of an old school high scoring shootout from the Jim Kelly Dan Marino days. Josh Allen is 7-0 against the Dolphins so I know they are due….Can’t wait to see this game live on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium!!!

  14. It’s either Buffalo by a mile or Miami by a foot. No way Tua lights up Buffalo by I can see them keeping it close with the Bills depleted secondary. Wouldn’t be surprised if they won by an unexpected turnover or kick return.

  15. Can’t wait to see what the bills dial up – we all know it’s a huge challenge missing basically your top 3 DBs but we can get pressure with 4 and drop 7 see if Miami is willing to run the ball.

    For the bills to win we need 41 pts. Now when we win minus half a defense let’s talk again.

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