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Sean McDermott Rules Out Three Key Defenders Ahead of Week 11

Larry Rupp
Sean McDermott has ruled out three key defenders ahead of Week 11.
Sean McDermott has ruled out three key defenders ahead of Week 11. / AP Photos/Jeffrey T. Barnes

The Buffalo Bills will be aiming to bounce back from a tough loss when they take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 11. Stopping their opponent from marching up and down the field may be tougher than usual, though. Head coach Sean McDermott ruled out three key Buffalo defenders on Friday.

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Bills fans will have to wait another week before seeing cornerback Tre'Davious White back on the field. The two-time Pro Bowler was activated from the PUP list a few weeks ago and has participated in practices with the team. McDermott said that White is "just not ready" to return from a torn ACL.

Buffalo will also be without defensive end Gregory Rousseau for the second consecutive game. The second-year pro is nursing an ankle injury that kept him out of practice this week. This development comes as a big blow given Rousseau ranks second behind Von Miller with 5.0 sacks on the season.

Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds is the third player McDermott has already ruled out. The 24-year-old played well in the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but was visibly bothered by a groin injury during the second half. Edmunds has logged 65 tackles and 4 pass breakups in 2022.

It's worth pointing out that the Bills play on Thanksgiving this year. That means they will only have a few days to determine if any of their star defenders can be reinstated into the starting lineup in Week 12. For now, Buffalo is listed as a 7.5-point favorite against Cleveland, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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