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Bills Got a Great Boost With Jon Feliciano Injury Return

Max Staley
Jon Feliciano's return from injury will be huge for the Buffalo Bills.
Jon Feliciano's return from injury will be huge for the Buffalo Bills. / Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills have activated guard Jon Feliciano off the injured reserve. The 28-year-old has apparently recovered from the torn pectoral that kept him out of the team's first seven games of the season.

This should provide a significant boost to the interior of the Bills' offensive line.

Feliciano was really solid last year, earning a 64.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus (66.6 as a pass blocker). That's miles ahead of what his replacement Brian Winters has been doing this season. Among the 77 qualified guards, Winters has graded out at No. 72 (47.7).

And this upgrade couldn't be coming at a better time. Buffalo looked like one of the most dynamic offenses in the league over the first for weeks of the season, averaging 30.1 points per game (PPG). The offense has been stuck in the mud ever since, however, failing to reach 19 points in three straight games, averaging 17.0 PPG in that time.

Feliciano's return should provide a steady, veteran presence along the offensive line. Hopefully that will get this once-promising offense back on track against the division-rival New England Patriots.

Buffalo is currently a 4-point home favorite over the Patriots in Week 8, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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