Strong-side linebacker Ben Leber did not take part in practice for a second consecutive day. Leber seemed confident Wednesday that he will play Sunday against Buffalo but that appears to be a long shot.
Wednesday and Thursday are a team’s most important days of preparation and missing both practices usually means you don’t play. It appears that Dontarrious Thomas will start at strong-side linebacker against the Bills.
Also on the injury front, nose tackle Pat Williams took part in practice but had his sprained ankle/foot wrapped. Williams was moving rather gingerly during the individual drills.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams, meanwhile, returned to practice after being excused Wednesday for personal reasons.