The Buffalo Bills suffered a couple of tough losses this week. The first was cornerback E.J. Gaines opting out of the 2020 NFL season. The next was start offensive guard Jon Feliciano tearing his pectoral muscle. While this is not a season-ending injury, it is still likely to keep him out a couple months.
Nobody will miss the starting offensive lineman more than quarterback Josh Allen, especially given his running tendencies. Hoping for a speedy recovery, Allen has been giving Feliciano some top tier service.
The then-Oakland Raiders drafted Feliciano in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He would play 48 games for the Raiders, making eight starts, before coming to Buffalo last season. Feliciano started all 16 games for the Bills and was expected to hold that same role this season.
The Bills offense looks to be built on two things. First, the running game. They have two talented, young, complementary running backs that will be featured in this offense. Allen himself uses his legs as well. Second, the vertical passing game looks to be a big part of the offense this season, as shown by the addition of Stefon Diggs.
In both cases, strong offensive line play will be essential. Feliciano is targeting the Oct. 4 game against his former team as his return date. Clearly, Allen is hoping for the same.
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