Manuel, Johnson out for Bills, McCourty for Pats
Thad Lewis is starting at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills with
EJ Manuel inactive against the New England Patriots with a small
tear in a left knee ligament.
Manuel and Bills leading receiver Stevie Johnson are out for the
second consecutive game. Johnson has been excused after the death
of his mother.
The Bills’ inactive players also include wide receiver Cordell
Roberson. He was added from the practice squad last week.
The Patriots are without two starting defensive backs. Safety
Devin McCourty has a concussion and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has
knee and shoulder problems.
Also inactive for the Patriots are wide receiver Josh Boyce,
linebacker Steve Beauharnais, defensive linemen Isaac Sopoaga and
Jake Bequette and offensive lineman Chris Barker.
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