Dawkins (hip) participated in Wednesday's practice.
Buffalo's best lineman by a fair margin, Dawkins' continued health is key to the performance of every skill position player on the Bills. Dawkins will work to protect starting quarterback Nathan Peterman during Sunday's season-opener against the Ravens.
Dawkins (hip) missed Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals.
We mention this not so much to inform the public that an offensive lineman missed a meaningless game, but more that those owning any Buffalo skill position players should be wary if Dawkins misses any time this season. The line was a disaster for most of the game in what was supposed to be a rehearsal for the regular season, and clearly it's a pretty big step down when the team's best lineman is not out there. Remember also the Bills lost three O-line starters from last season. On the bright side, no one has indicated yet that Dawkins' injury is more than a day-to-day thing.
Dawkins (hip) was spotted in full pads during Thursday's practice working with team trainers, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
Dawkins missed Wednesday's practice with the hip injury but a one-day absence before working with trainers suggests the injury isn't of the severe variety. In all likelihood, Dawkins figures to be a game-time decision for the team's dress rehearsal preseason contest Sunday.
Dawkins has a hip injury and is listed as day-to-day, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The Bills already lost three starting offensive linemen during the offseason for various reasons, leaving Dawkins as the best remaining returnee, probably by a good margin. The options behind him at left tackle are a steep downgrade, so the team is clearly hoping it's truly a day-to-day situation.
Dawkins (illness) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Dawkins did not practice Wednesday due to an illness, but it looks like he's put that behind him and should be a full go for Sunday's matchup in Kansas City.
Dawkins was held out of Wednesday's practice with an illness, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
If Dawkins is able to shake off the illness and return to practice Thursday or Friday, he'll likely receive clearance to suit up Sunday against the Chiefs. He could pick up another start at left tackle again if Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) can't play.
The Bills selected Dawkins in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 63rd overall.
A huge but athletic mauler who played left tackle at Temple, Dawkins was generally projected to move inside to guard at the NFL level. NFL Network's Mike Mayock speculated that Dawkins may be a right tackle for the Bills, however. With 35-inch arms and a 7.3-second three-cone drill, Dawkins has the length and athleticism to do it.
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