The bye week is so… boring. But most know the reality of the situation.
Football players and teams need time off. Including the Buffalo Bills.
The team sits at 5-1 heading into the break and is riding a three-game win streak, including a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs that served as revenge for last year’s AFC divisional playoff game.
The Bills are also dealing with injuries, including to star safety Jordan Poyer.
In the long run, the bye week could be very good for certain players on the roster who need some extra rest. Who exactly right now?
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Here are seven players on the Bills who will benefit the most from the bye week:
OL Spencer Brown
The Bills offensive line was just looking like it was starting to gel the past two games. Hopefully that continues, and does so with Spencer Brown. The right tackle suffered an ankle injury in Week 6 and the bye will give him time to heal up.
TE Dawson Knox
Dawson Knox has had a lot to worry about off the field, understandably so. But on it, he hasn’t featured much.
Yes, he had the game-winning touchdown against the Chiefs but one could think a few injuries that have lingered have been slowing him down. The bye can help get his health on track.
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LB Von Miller
No injury concerns for Von Miller–but let’s face it, he’s been on a pitch count. Against big-time opponents like the Chiefs, Miller played a ton of snaps. Other games, he’ll be in more of a rotation.
The bye week will give the 33-year-old the ultimate time to stay fresh: Not playing at all.
CB Tre’Davious White
Tre’Davious White has returned to practice for the first time since his ACL injury last year, but he did not play in the Bills’ last game. While the secondary has managed well without him and safety Micah Hyde, White could be a boost to the unit upon his return.
CB Christian Benford
Speaking of life without Tre’Davious White, sixth-round rookie cornerback Christian Benford has been a reason why the Bills have gotten by. However, he played last week with a hand injury. He should be fresh by the time the Green Bay Packers come to town.
S Jordan Poyer
Jordan Poyer has four interceptions and would probably prefer to keep that momentum going rather than dealing with a rib injury he suffered in Week 4. The Bills training staff would tell him time off is certainly good for him with the handful of injuries he’s played through.
WR Isaiah McKenzie
Isaiah McKenzie is a healthy member of this list. But he has been up-and-down and last week was below average. He had two receptions for nine yards and fumbled in Kansas City. This is more of a… get your head right type of thing. Can’t hurt.
USA TODAY Sports+ producer Victoria Hernandez contributed to this story.