Stanford, subbing in for Tremaine Edmunds (concussion), played every single defensive snap during Sunday's loss to the Bears. He led the team in tackles with eight (seven solo) and picked up his first NFL sack. Edmunds likely won't be out too much longer, but the Bills do have a bye in Week 11 so there's a chance the team plays it safe with its prized rookie Week 10 against the Jets. That game has the potential to be sloppy for both teams with plenty of good defense being tossed around, so keep an eye on Stanford's and Edmunds' statuses leading into the contest.
Stanford will likely have a bigger role Sunday against the Bears with teammate Tremaine Edmunds ruled out for the contest with a concussion. That makes Stanford the middle linebacker for this one, though it's not a certainty he'll be in the field for every defensive play like the insanely athletic Edmunds. Still, Stanford should be a cheap source of tackles, and we'd be shocked if he didn't set a new season high in the category, with his previous being two as a spot sub following Edmunds' departure Monday night.
Stanford (nose) practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's opener in Baltimore, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Stanford will likely only have a limited snap count even if he does suit up against the Ravens, though a potential absence would leave some special teams responsibilities for someone else.
Stanford (nose) missed practice for a second straight day Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. The backup linebacker will be iffy to play in the opener Sunday in Baltimore. However, the defense is relatively healthy otherwise, so his potential absence wouldn't be as big of a deal as it would be later in the season.
Stanford (nose) did not participate in practice Wednesday. Stanford has been limited for over a week after suffering a nose injury in a preseason game against the Bengals, but nonetheless managed to make Buffalo's 53-man roster. The reserve linebacker is questionable to suit up against the Ravens on Sunday.