The Bills exercised Oliver's fifth-year team option for 2023 on Tuesday. Oliver, who was the Bills' first-round pick in 2019, has totaled 117 tackles, 12 sacks, eight pass deflections and three forced fumbles during his first three seasons in the NFL. Buffalo will likely engage in extension talks with the defensive tackle during the offseason, but he currently remains under team control through the 2023 campaign.
Oliver logged four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 29-15 win over Atlanta. Oliver was limited to half a sack across his first 14 appearances of the 2021 campaign, but he now has a sack in each of the last two games. He hasn't played more than 67 percent of the defensive snaps in any of his appearances this year and has had limited production in spite of his recent uptick in sacks.
Oliver (ankle) will be active Week 17 against Atlanta. Oliver has recorded two or more tackles in every game since Week 11, but his status for this week was in question after he served as a limited participant in each practice session. He'll once again take on the starting defensive tackle role -- an area that will see its depth take a hit with Vernon Butler a healthy scratch.
Oliver (chest) will play Sunday against the Buccaneers. Oliver popped up on the injury report this week when he logged a limited practice Thursday. He was able to get in a full practice Friday and should be all set for Sunday. The third-year pro will man one of the interior spots of the Bills' defensive line Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Oliver was limited for Thursday's practice due to a chest injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Oliver did practice fully Wednesday, so the key question would seem to be whether he picked up the injury at some point during Thursday's session or if the team is simply managing a trench player's reps as we get to the latter part of the regular season. While Oliver doesn't make a lot of big mistakes on the field, his totals of 25 tackles and a half-sack are somewhat disappointing for a player taken ninth overall in the 2019 Draft.
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