Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White has torn his Achilles and will be out for the rest of the season, Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed in his Monday press conference.
White was carted off the field during the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Dolphins after suffering the non-contact injury. Buffalo initially announced that White was being evaluated for an ankle injury but that was later updated.
It’s particularly unfortunate for White, who also suffered a torn ACL in 2021 and came back to play six games for Buffalo last year.
A first-round pick in 2017, White has spent his entire career with the Bills. He’s started 82 games and had 18 career interceptions with 68 passes defensed.
Via Katherine Fitzgerald of the Buffalo News, McDermott said the team is “always going to look” at potential options at quarterback. But the team is also confident in the corners currently on the roster.
The Bills will travel to London to play the Jaguars in Week 5.
The Bills had plenty to celebrate during Sunday’s 48-20 win over the Dolphins and safety Damar Hamlin had something to celebrate before the game got underway.
Hamlin was the last player out of the tunnel when the Bills took the field before the game and that marked a major milestone for a player who went into cardiac arrest during Week 17 last season. It was Hamlin’s first regular season appearance since that night in Cincinnati and he reflected on how it felt after the win.
“That moment was everything to me,” Hamlin said, via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com. “I think it was more so about promising to myself than anything else — just showing myself that I have the courage, I got the strength, that I got the pride, everything . . . in me to be able to go through something so traumatic and to be able to come back from it. To be able to still do what I love at the highest level in the world is amazing.”
Hamlin played 18 special teams snaps during the game. His status for Week Five will be tied to whether Jordan Poyer is able to return from a knee injury.
After defeating the Falcons in London on Sunday, the Jaguars are staying across the pond to play the Bills in Week 5.
It’s the first time a team will play back-to-back games in London.
The Jaguars will move hotels in England, but aside from that head coach Doug Pederson said he’s trying to keep his team’s schedule as close to the norm as possible.
“I’ll keep the schedule the same, routine the same,” Pederson said in his postgame press conference. “I will give the guys some time, obviously once we move up to the other hotel, and tomorrow we give up some time to recoup and enjoy the area and then it’s back to work on Tuesday, and we prepare for Buffalo. We try to keep it as normal as I can throughout the week.”
After home losses to the Chiefs and Texans, Pederson noted that the extended international trip came at the right time for the Jags.
“I think we needed to get away,” Pederson said, adding that it feels a little bit like training camp. “Kind of brings you together a little bit, where we’re in the hotel together, we’re eating meals together, we’re in meetings together, practice, so it’s a bonding type experience to kind of reunite with everybody, and that’s what you need sometimes. We’ve got everybody here organizationally, and excited for these next seven days.”
The Jaguars’ season didn’t get off to the best start, but the club has a chance to come home at 3-2 before taking on the Colts, Saints, and Steelers before a Week 9 bye.
The Dolphins’ undefeated start to the season came crashing to an end in Buffalo on Sunday.
The Bills racked up 414 yards, forced two turnovers and sacked Tua Tagovailoa four times on their way to a 48-20 win. The victory came a week after the Dolphins came close to setting a new single-game points record in a 70-20 rout of the Broncos and head coach Mike McDaniel said that “the lesson has been learned” if that made anyone overconfident heading into this weekend.
Tagovailoa’s comments suggested that there may have been some sign of that around the team this week.
“It’s very humbling. And for some, it’s much needed,” Tagovailoa said, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post.
The Dolphins will face the Giants and Panthers in their next two games and those teams would seem to present them with a good chance to get back to their winning ways. If they do, they’ll have to remain on guard for any signs that they might be getting too full of themselves.
The Dolphins came into Buffalo riding high after a blowout of the Broncos in Week Three, but they’ll be leaving in a much more sour mood.
After the teams traded four touchdowns on their first four possessions, the Bills outscored their divisional rivals 34-6 the rest of the way for a resounding 48-20 win. Both teams are now 3-1, but the Bills have an early leg up in the division thanks to the head-to-head win.
Josh Allen was 21-of-25 for 320 yards and four touchdowns to win the quarterback battle with Tua Tagovailoa. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught three of those touchdowns and had six catches for 120 yards overall.
Diggs’ first two touchdowns helped the Bills break the game open in the second quarter and any hopes Miami had for a comeback were dashed when safety Micah Hyde picked off Tagovailoa in the third quarter. The Bills needed two plays before Diggs’ third touchdown pushed their lead to 21 points and made the result elementary. Allen added a rushing touchdown to account for the final Buffalo score of the day.
The day was not without some negatives for the Bills. Cornerback Tre’Davious White is feared to have a torn Achilles and cornerbacks Christian Benford and Taron Johnson also suffered injuries during the game.
Miami lost left tackle Terron Armstead to a knee injury before halftime, although things had already started going downhill for them before his departure. Tagovailoa finished 25-of-35 for 282 yards while rookie running back De’Von Achane had eight carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
Tagovailoa was also sacked four times after only being dropped once in the first three weeks of the season.
While Achane remained productive after last week’s four-touchdown outing, running back Raheem Mostert could not duplicate his success. He had seven carries for nine yards and lost a fumble.
The Dolphins will try to regroup ahead of their Week Five home date with the Giants while the Bills will head to London for a “home” game against the Jaguars.