Murphy looks set to make his Bills debut after the team ponied up to sign the veteran defensive end in an attempt to get more pressure on the quarterback this season. We expect him to work in a rotation with Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson as the three players soak up most of the defensive end snaps.
Murphy (groin) sported a helmet during Sunday's practice, but is still considered day-to-day, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.
Murphy was unable to play in Friday's preseason tilt against the Browns after injuring his groin last Monday, but he's inching closer to full activity. Shaq Lawson figures to earn first-team reps at defensive end across from Jerry Hughes until Murphy returns.
Murphy, who just returned to practice Sunday after missing several sessions and Thursday's preseason opener with a groin injury, had to leave Monday's practice early and was seen pointing to the same area while in discussions with trainers, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
This isn't a good sign, especially since the Bills paid so much money to land the pass rusher in free agency. Shaq Lawson will continue to get more first-team opportunities if Murphy needs an extended absence.
Murphy (groin) was back at practice Sunday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
The defensive end was actually back at practice Friday on a limited basis, but Sunday's report implies he's good to go again. The Bills have three defensive ends capable of playing starter's duties in Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson and Murphy, so it'll be interesting to see how things shake out come Week 1. Most likely, the team will use a rotation of some sort.
Murphy, who's been out for almost all of August with a groin injury, was back on the field for Friday's practice , Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
Murphy only participated in individual drills, but at least the team's big free-agent signee continues to climb back toward better health. Shaq Lawson has shined in Murphy's absence, so things are starting to trend toward more of a rotation between those two and Jerry Hughes if the Bills run a system to keep their key defensive ends as fresh as possible during games.
|3||9/23/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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