Dowling suffered a torn ACL during the Bills' preseason loss to the Redskins on Friday. He's a candidate to revert to the team's injured reserve list, provided he clears waivers.
Dowling sustained a torn ACL during Friday's preseason loss in Washington, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports.
One day removed from predicting the diagnosis, head coach Rex Ryan confirmed the news Saturday. The injury has sealed Dowling's fate for the 2016 season.
Dowling left Friday's preseason game against Washington and will not return, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
Dowling may be on the outside looking in for a defensive back job as it is, and this injury certainly won't help his quest.
Dowling, a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2014, will try to make the Bills as a special teams player and reserve defensive back.