Milano missed Tuesday's OTA session as he is "dealing with a little bit of a hamstring," coach Sean McDermott told The Buffalo News. We'll see if the second-year player is able to get out on the field by the end of the practice week. Even with the Bills drafting Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds in the first round, Milano is expected to have a starting role in 2018, with Edmunds the most likely 'Mike' candidate with Milano likely starting on the outside.
Milano, a fifth-round rookie in 2017 who took over a starting role during the season, expects to be much better versed in the team's defensive system for 2018, Dominic LoVallo of the Bills' official site reports. "The biggest thing for me was just learning that playbook," said Milano. "Once you get the playbook down, then you can be comfortable and actually make plays." Ramon Humber, the veteran Milano passed on the depth chart last season, is back again, but the former has mostly been a backup throughout his career and will probably be used as such once again. Linebacker was a major need for the Bills after leading tackler Preston Brown signed with the Bengals this offseason, but Buffalo traded up to get Tremaine Edmunds in the first round last month. Edmunds should start in the middle from Day 1, leaving Milano and veteran Lorenzo Alexander as the expected starters on the outside.
Milano (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's wild-card game against the Jaguars, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports. Milano, who suffered a hamstring injury during the Bills' regular-season finale, was unable to practice this week as he continues to heal. The starting linebacker will be replaced by Ramon Humber, who started nine games earlier in the season.
Milano (hamstring) was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Milano didn't practice in any capacity this week and appears to be a game-time decision. He'll likely test out his hamstring in pregame warmups. If he isn't given the green light, Ramon Humber will likely step back into the starting lineup.
Milano (hamstring) suited up for Thursday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Milano just took part in stretching and did individual work on the side, but it's still an encouraging sign given he was a non-participant Wednesday. The Bills will likely give an official update on Milano's status when they release their practice report, but the linebacker looks to be trending in the right direction as the weekend approaches.
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