Milano, starting at outside linebacker in place of an injured Ramon Humber (thumb) in the Bills' Week 5 loss to the Bengals, logged four tackles while playing 62 percent of the team's defensive snaps. The fifth-round rookie didn't embarrass himself in his first NFL start, though he didn't make any game-changing plays either. Milano saw the third-most snaps among Buffalo linebackers, with the team using extra defensive linemen or backs on the 25 plays he wasn't on the field. Preston Brown and Lorenzo Alexander remain better bets in IDP leagues even while Humber (thumb) remains sidelined, but at the very least, Milano has proven he belongs in the NFL.
Milano is expected to see starting duties with Ramon Humber set to miss time due to a thumb injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Milano saw his first defensive snaps of the season following the Humber injury during Sunday's upset win over Atlanta, logging four tackles over 32 defensive plays. Preston Brown and Lorenzo Alexander remain the better IDP plays among Buffalo linebackers, but this is a nice opportunity for the fifth-round rookie out of Boston College.
Milano has recovered from his hamstring injury and was a full participant at practice Thursday, Matt Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Milano was upgraded from a limited participant Wednesday, so he looks on track to play against the Broncos on Sunday. The rookie fifth-round pick is listed behind Ramon Humber on the depth chart and will likely contribute mostly on special teams.
The Bills selected Milano in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 163rd overall. Built more like a safety than a linebacker at 6-feet, 223 pounds, Milano was a disruptive player at Boston College but generally has the look of a special teams type in the NFL.
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