2023 Buffalo Bills Injury Report: Updates And Latest News

Find the official Buffalo Bills injury report for the 2023 NFL season.

Each week, we will present you with updated 2023 Bills injury reports, as well as those from each opponent throughout the season.

The official 2023 Buffalo Bills schedule has been released, starting with a season opener at the New York Jets to a regular-season-ending showdown at the Miami Dolphins. In between, featured matchups include matchups against MVP candidates in Joe Burrow (at Cincinnati Bengals) and Patrick Mahomes (at Kansas City Chiefs):

GameDate, TimeTV, Radio
Week 1 @ New York JetsSept. 11, 8:15 p.m. ETESPN/ABC, WGR 550
Week 2 vs. Las Vegas RaidersSept. 17, 1 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 3 @ Washington CommandersSept. 24, 1 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 4 vs. Miami DolphinsOct. 1, 1 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 5 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars*Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. ETNFL Network, WGR 550
Week 6 vs. New York GiantsOct. 15, 8:20 p.m. ETNBC, WGR 550
Week 7 @ New England PatriotsOct. 22, 1 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersOct. 26, 8:15 p.m. ETPrime Video, WGR 550
Week 9 @ Cincinnati BengalsNov. 5, 8:20 p.m. ETNBC, WGR 550
Week 10 vs. Denver BroncosNov. 13, 8:15 p.m. ETESPN, WGR 550
Week 11 vs. New York JetsNov. 19, 4:25 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 12 @ Philadelphia EaglesNov. 26, 4:25 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 13 Bye
Week 14 @ Kansas City ChiefsDec. 10, 4:25 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 15 vs. Dallas CowboysDec. 17, 4:25 p.m. ETFox, WGR 550
Week 16 @ Los Angeles ChargersDec. 23, 8 p.m. ETPeacock, WGR 550
Week 17 vs. New England PatriotsDec. 31, 1 p.m. ETCBS, WGR 550
Week 18 @ Miami DolphinsTBDWGR 550
*At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

The Bills have gone 29 seasons since their last appearance in the Super Bowl and continue to search for their first Lombardi Trophy in the 57-year history of the franchise.

Once again, aspirations and confidence will be high heading into the new season.

Be sure to check back here as the 2023 NFL season moves forward to see how the Buffalo Bills stack up.

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Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL Playoffs injury report

It appeared as if the Buffalo Bills finally had the formula to put away the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet Buffalo still found itself behind late in the Divisional Round at home. Tyler Bass lined up for a potential game-tying field goal, but his kick soared wide right as the Bills, once again, had their season end at the hands of the Chiefs.

Take a look at how the Divisional Round Buffalo Bills injury report stood heading into what ultimately was the final week of the season, and check back here as the 2024 regular season gets closer for the Week 1 injury report.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Christian BenfordKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Terrel BernardAnkleDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
WR Gabe DavisKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Tyrel DodsonShoulderLPLPUnspecified
DE Leonard FloydVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
S Micah HydeNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Taron JohnsonConcussionLPLPUnspecified
P Sam MartinLeft hamstringDid not participateLPUnspecified
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
S Taylor RappCalfDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Baylon SpectorBackDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
WR Stefon DiggsFoot/vet rest(-)Did not participateUnspecified

Week 1 opponent injury report

When the opening week of the 2024 Buffalo Bills season gets closer, we’ll have a clearer view of how Buffalo’s opponent stands. Check back here as Week 1 approaches.

Every Buffalo Bills injury report this season

As the season goes on, it’s easy to forget which players may have served some time on the Bills injury report. Fortunately, we’re here to chronicle each week’s official report, starting with the most recent games.

Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

For the third time in four years, the Bills could not get by the Chiefs as Tyler Bass pushed a game-tying field goal wide to the right en route to a 27-24 loss.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Christian BenfordKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Terrel BernardAnkleDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
WR Gabe DavisKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Tyrel DodsonShoulderLPLPUnspecified
DE Leonard FloydVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
S Micah HydeNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Taron JohnsonConcussionLPLPUnspecified
P Sam MartinLeft hamstringDid not participateLPUnspecified
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
S Taylor RappCalfDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Baylon SpectorBackDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
WR Stefon DiggsFoot/vet rest(-)Did not participateUnspecified

Wild Card: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

After securing their fourth straight AFC East title, the Bills rolled into a cold Wild Card matchup and dominated the Steelers for a 31-17 win. It marked Buffalo’s fourth straight year winning at least one playoff game, a stretch the franchise last matched during its run of four straight Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
OT Dion DawkinsHand/illnessLimited participationDid not participateUnspecified
WR Gabe DavisKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
LB Tyrel DodsonShoulderLimited participationDid not participateUnspecified
CB Rasul DouglasKneeDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
DE Leonard FloydVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
RB Ty JohnsonConcussionLimited participationLimited participationUnspecified
S Damar HamlinShoulderFull participationFull participationUnspecified
S Micah HydeNeckFull participationFull participationUnspecified
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
S Taylor RappCalfDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
TE Dawson KnoxIllness(-)Did not participateUnspecified
WR Deonte HartyPersonal(-)Did not participateUnspecified

Week 18: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

The Bills closed out the regular season with their fifth straight win, a victory that secured the AFC East and a home playoff game.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenNeck/right fingerFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
DE Leonard FloydRib/restDid not participateFull participationFull participation(-)
S Micah HydeNeckLimited participationFull participationFull participation(-)
S Damar HamlinShoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participation(-)
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participationUnspecified
C Mitch MorseIllness(-)(-)Did not participateQuestionable
WR Stefon DiggsVet rest(-)(-)Did not participate(-)

Week 17: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

It wasn’t pretty offensively, but the Buffalo defense was locked in with a fumble recovery and three interceptions, including one that went for a 40-yard touchdown, to keep the Bills on the precipice of advancing to the postseason.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
LB Terrel BernardAnkleLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
DE AJ EpenesaRibLimited participationLimited participationFull participationQuestionable
LS Reid FergusonRight thumbFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
DE Leonard FloydWrist/rib/restDid not participateFull participationFull participation(-)
S Damar HamlinShoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
S Micah HydeNeck stingerLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
RB Ty JohnsonShoulderLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
DE DaQuan JonesPectoralFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
CB Cam LewisThumb/personalFull participationFull participationDid not participate(-)
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation(-)
WR Justin ShorterHamstringFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
LB Dorian WilliamsKneeFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
DE Shaq LawsonIllness(-)Did not participateFull participation(-)
WR Stefon DiggsVet rest(-)(-)Did not participate(-)

Week 16: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers

A last-second field goal from Tyler Bass vaulted the Bills into playoff position. With two weeks left in the regular season, Buffalo now controls its own destiny when it comes to postseason qualification.

PlayerInjuryTuesdayWednesdayThursdayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Kaiir ElamAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
DE AJ EpenesaRibLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
LS Reid FergusonRight thumbFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
DE Leonard FloydWrist/ribLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationUnspecified
S Micah HydeNeck stingerLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationOut
RB Ty JohnsonShoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DE DaQuan JonesPectoralLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
TE Dalton KincaidShoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationUnspecified
TE Dawson KnoxWristFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
P Sam MartinKneeFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateDid not participateFull participationUnspecified
DT Jordan PhillipsWristDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateUnspecified
WR Justin ShorterHamstringFull participationFull participationFull participationOut
RB James CookIllness---Did not participate---Unspecified

Week 15: Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills

What didn’t go right for the Bills in Week 15? Buffalo scored early and often and held Dallas to a season-low 195 yards of offense en route to a much-needed win.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
CB Kaiir ElamAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
DE AJ EpenesaRibDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
DE Leonard FloydWristFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
S Micah HydeNeck stingerDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
CB Taron JohnsonAnkleLimited participationLimited participationLimited participation(-)
TE Dalton KincaidThumb/shoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participation(-)
TE Dawson KnoxWristFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation(-)
WR Justin ShorterHamstringFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable

Week 14: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

In seemingly what was a must-win game for Buffalo, the Bills grabbed an early lead and held on late to sneak past the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
CB Kaiir ElamAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
DE Leonard FloydWristFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
CB Dane JacksonConcussionFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
TE Dalton KincaidThumbFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
TE Dawson KnoxWristFull participationFull participationFull participationQuestionable
OLB Von MillerVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation(-)
S Taylor RappNeckFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)

Week 12: Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles

The Bills carried a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, on the verge of upsetting the NFC-best Eagles. Yet Philadelphia stormed back to force overtime, setting up a game-winning TD run by QB Jalen Hurts.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation---
S Micah HydeNeck/stingerLimited participationLimited participationFull participation---
CB Dane JacksonConcussionDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
CB Taron JohnsonConcussionDid not participateLimited participationFull participation---
CB Cam LewisShoulderLimited participationLimited participationFull participation---
S Taylor RappNeckDid not participateLimited participationDid not participateOut
WR Trent SherfieldAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participation---
LB Dorian WilliamsKneeFull participationFull participationFull participation---

Week 11: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

With odds and believers starting to shift away from them, the Bills snapped a two-game skid to remain in the hunt for the AFC East title thanks to a convincing 32-6 win over the New York Jets.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
CB Christian BenfordHamstringLimited participationLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
S Micah HydeNeck/stingerLimited participationLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Cam LewisShoulderLimited participationLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
DT Jordan PhillipsKneeDid not participateLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
WR Trent SherfieldAnkleDid not participateLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
LB Dorian WilliamsKneeLimited participationLimited participationFull participationUnspecified
QB Josh AllenRight shoulder------Full participationUnspecified

Week 10: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills

The Bills lost their second straight and third in four games, as a late Buffalo touchdown was answered by a game-winning field goal by the Broncos.

PlayerInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation---
CB Christian BenfordHamstringDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
LB Terrel BernardConcussionLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DE Leonard FloydIllnessDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
S Micah HydeNeck/stingerDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
OLB AJ KleinBackLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
FS Jordan PoyerShinDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
LB Baylon SpectorHamstringLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
WR Stefon DiggsBackLimited participationLimited participation---

Week 9: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals controlled the game from the outset, jumping out to a 21-7 lead before holding off a frantic Buffalo comeback to grab a 24-18 victory.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
S Damar HamlinIllnessDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
TE Quintin MorrisAnkleLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
LB Baylon SpectorHamstringDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
LB AJ KleinBack---Did not participateDid not participateOut
CB Christian BenfordHamstring------Limited participation---

Week 8: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills

Three touchdowns from Josh Allen helped the Bills get back on the winning track as Buffalo now earns a long and deserved break before Week 9.

PlayerInjuryMondayTuesdayWednesdayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
LB Terrel BernardKneeFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
OT Spencer BrownKneeFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
CB Kaiir ElamAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
TE Dawson KnoxWristDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
OLB Von MillerVet rest/kneeLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
DT Ed OliverToeLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DT Jordan PhillipsBackLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
LB Baylon SpectorHamstringDid not participateDid not participate(-)Out
TE Quintin MorrisAnkleDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut

Week 7: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

A last-second score buried the Bills on the road, creating a logjam in the AFC East standings as we reach the midpoint of the season.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
QB Josh AllenRight shoulderLimited participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
OT Spencer BrownKneeFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Kaiir ElamAnkleLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationUnspecified
DE AJ EpenesaQuadFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
RB Damien HarrisNeck/concussionDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
CB Dane JacksonFootLimited participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
TE Dalton KincaidConcussionFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
TE Dawson KnoxWristFull participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified
CB Cam LewisShoulderLimited participationLimited participationFull participationQuestionable
TE Quintin MorrisAnkleDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
DT Ed OliverToeDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
DE Greg RousseauFootLimited participationFull participationFull participationUnspecified

Week 6: New York Giants at Buffalo Bills

By no means was it pretty, but the Bills returned home and held off the Giants 14-9 for the team’s fourth win in five games.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
CB Christian BenfordShoulderFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
CB Dane JacksonFootDid not participateDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable
TE Dalton KincaidConcussionLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
TE Dawson KnoxWristLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DE Greg RousseauFootLimited participationLimited participationFull participation(-)
LB Baylon SpectorHamstringFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
DE Shaq LawsonToeFull participationFull participationFull participation(-)
OT Dion DawkinsPersonal---Did not participateFull participation(-)

Week 5: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills

An extra week in London certainly benefited the Jaguars, who snapped Buffalo’s three-game winning streak with a 25-20 victory.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
CB Christian BenfordShoulderLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DE Leonard FloydVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
RB Damien HarrisNeckLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
S Micah HydeVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
TE Dawson KnoxQuadLimited participationLimited participationFull participation---
OLB Matt MilanoVet restDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
OLB Von MillerKneeLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
FS Jordan PoyerKneeLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
DE Greg RousseauFootDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
CB Tre'Davious WhiteAchillesDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut

Week 4: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

Jordan Poyer was a late scratch for the Bills, but Buffalo’s defense still stifled the high-scoring Dolphins to win their third straight, courtesy of a 48-20 victory.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
OT Ryan BatesAnkleDid not participateLimited participationFull participation---
DE Leonard FloydAnkleDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
S Micah HydeHamstringDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
CB Taron JohnsonHipLimited participationFull participationFull participation---
DB Siran NealAnkleDid not participateLimited participationFull participation---
FS Jordan PoyerKneeDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
LS Reid FergusonWrist---Did not participateFull participation---
CB Tre'Davious WhiteVet rest------Did not participate---

Week 3: Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders

Despite a Bills injury report that was the longest to date, Buffalo met little resistance in Washington as the Bills cruised to a 37-3 road win.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
LB Terrel BernardKnee/QuadLimited participationLimited participationFull participation---
DE Leonard FloydAnkleDid not participateLimited participationFull participation---
S Micah HydeHamstringDid not participateLimited participationFull participation---
TE Dawson KnoxBackDid not participateDid not participateFull participation---
DT Jordan PhillipsIllnessDid not participateFull participationFull participation---
OT Spencer BrownShoulder---Limited participationFull participation---
FS Jordan PoyerVet rest---Did not participateFull participation---
RB James CookPersonal---Did not participateFull participation---
CB Tre'Davious WhiteVet rest------Did not participate---

Week 2: Las Vegas Raiders at Buffalo Bills

C Mitch Morse appeared on the injury report as he nursed a finger injury. But it did not keep him sidelined for the Bills’ home opener, during which Buffalo rolled to a 38-10 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
C Mitch MorseFingerFull participationFull participationFull participation---

Week 1: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Only S Micah Hyde was on the Buffalo Bills Week 1 injury report, although a seemingly full-strength Bills roster did not translate to a season-opening victory as Buffalo fell 22-16 in overtime.

PlayerInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame Status
S Micah HydeFingerLimited participationFull participation------

How NFL injury reports impact NFL betting

Obviously, injuries will have an impact on any given game, especially to key players.

For example, if Bills QB Josh Allen gets sidelined with an injury, Buffalo won’t have that dynamic playmaker calling the shots. In theory, that Bills offense becomes less effective and powerful. Of course, the lower tier the player (franchise player to vital position player to back-up), the less direct impact that injury could have on the game’s outcome.

In that same vein, injuries can also affect the NFL betting odds. Going back to the previous example, Allen going down could result in a 3- or even 6-point swing in the point spread, depending on the replacement quarterback. At other positions, there might not be much of a shift in the spread. That is, unless a cluster of injuries at one position occurs. Then you might see more movement.

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