Bills declared CB Kaiir Elam, DT Poona Ford, S Damar Hamlin, OL Germain Ifedi, and OL Alec Anderson inactive for Week 3 against the Commanders.
While Kaiir Elam gets a lot of attention for being inactive since he was Buffalo’s first round pick last year; however, Poona Ford may be the bigger name. Ford was active for each of Buffalo’s first two games but will take a seat in Week 3 with the Bills choosing to activate DE Kingsley Jonathan instead. The choice signals that Buffalo is opting to go with an extra pass-rusher than they have the first two games. It signals how valuable Buffalo thinks getting pressure on Sam Howell will be; however, if the rain comes in the middle of the game, as expected, and this becomes a game about controlling the running games, the Bills could miss Ford.