Murphy (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
The news isn't overly surprising as earlier this week coach Sean McDermott considered Murphy to be in his "week-to-week" group of players. The 27-year-old will miss his third straight game and will now have the bye in next week to aid in his recovery for a potential Week 12 return. Shaq Lawson should once again see the starter's share of the snaps at defensive end for the Bills.
Murphy (knee) was listed as a non-participant at Thursday's practice.
Murphy remains in coach Sean McDermott's "week-to-week" group of players. Given that we haven't heard any significant developments in his recovery, we'll have to assume he's heading toward another DNP on Sunday against the Jets. The Bills also have a bye in Week 11, so Week 12 seems like a more realistic scenario for when we'll be talking about his game availability. Unless Murphy can surprise us and practice on some level Friday, Shaq Lawson stands to handle a starter's snap count for a third straight week.
Murphy (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Murphy will miss his second straight game due to a lingering knee injury. Shaq Lawson will likely start at defensive end in Murphy's stead and attempt to slow down quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago offense.
Things aren't looking good for the veteran's chances of suiting up this week against Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears, but we'll see if Murphy is able to work in some capacity with Friday's final practice.
Murphy (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Murphy missed Monday's loss to the Patriots and has been labeled "week to week" by the team, so he'll be a question mark for the Week 9 game against the Bears. If Murphy can't get back in action Sunday, Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson and Lorenzo Alexander would continue to pick up more snaps on obvious passing downs.
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