Rex won't commit to who starts at CB for Bills Sunday

November 18, 2016

By Sal Capaccio

Twitter @Salports

When the week started, Rex Ryan said there would be an open competition at starting cornerback for the Bills.  When the week ended, he gave no indications as to who won any job.

“We’ll see,” the Bills head coach said.  “We really haven’t talked about anything.  I can tell you this, a lot of those guys had some really good work and a good week of preparation, and they’ve had some really good practices.”

Corey White and Kevon Seymour have seen increased reps this week in practice and both could wind up starting in place of Ronald Darby and Nickell Robey-Coleman, respectively.

“We’re going to try to play some guys,” Ryan said, indicating all could see time on the field Sunday regardless of who starts.  “Seymour is going to play some at nickel and so is Robey-Coleman.  Are the corners going to play?  Yeah.  We’re going to play a lot of guys because we have good players.  And competition makes everybody better, and quite honestly we feel good.  This week, I love the preparation that we’ve had.”

Defensive tackle Corbin Bryant was the only player declared out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.  Linebacker Jerry Hughes (hand), wide receivers Robert Woods (foot), Justin Hunter (groin), and Walter Powell (hip), and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (groin) are all questionable.

None are expected to miss the game, but Hunter was a late-addition to the injury report.  So, his status may be more firmly up-in-the-air than the others.  

Ryan also revealed Ryan Groy will start at center in place of the injured Eric Wood.  Patrick Lewis has been working there this week, as well, and is expected to be the backup Sunday.

He also said newly signed safety James Ihedigbo will on defense and not just special teams.  Ihedigbo was just signed to the roster on Tuesday.


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