ORCHARD PARK,NY (WIVB) - Wednesday morning Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott addressed the media before this Sunday's matchup against the New York Jets at New Era Field.
He discussed Tuesday's release of veteran wide receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes, saying, " It obviously didn’t work, and those are hard decisions to make because those are human decisions. The important thing for us is that we continue to take swings, and that’s what we did; we stepped up to the plate and you take a swing. Some of those are going to work and some of those aren’t."
McDermott also announced that rookie safety Taron Johnson is out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery Wednesday morning. "he did play well in there in his first season, we just felt like it was important for him to get that thing taken care of so we can have a productive offseason as well."
McDermott talked about how the final four games of the season will serve as a kind of audition for many of the team's young players, "call it an audition, call it an evaluation, probably better said, and a chance for us to continue to grow this football team and develop this football team."
As far as the center position, Ryan Groy will start at center with Jeremiah Sirles serving as his backup for now. Starting Center Russell Bodine suffered a broken fibula against the Dolphins and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
The rest of the injuries for the Bills are as follows, tight end Jason Croom will miss practice Wednesday with a groin injury, guard John Miller and quarterback Derek Anderson will be limited in practice. Anderson remains in the concussion protocol.
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