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Dolphins’ Terron Armstead, Xavien Howard active; Jordan Poyer out for ailing Bills secondary

The Miami Dolphins will have left tackle Terron Armstead and cornerback Xavien Howard available for Sunday’s matchup of AFC East unbeatens with the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium.

Neither of the three-time Pro Bowlers, who both entered Sunday questionable, were listed among inactive players for the Dolphins (2-0) announced 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. kickoff.

Meanwhile, the already-ailing Bills (2-0) added safety Jordan Poyer to their inactives. Buffalo’s entire starting secondary of Poyer and fellow Pro Bowl safety Micah Hyde and cornerbacks Tre’Davious White (reserve/PUP) and Dane Jackson are out against a Dolphins pass game that is red hot after a 42-38 come-from-behind win last week in Baltimore.

The Bills will try to keep up with Miami’s speedy wide receiver tandem of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle – who combined for 22 receptions, 361 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 2 win at the Ravens – with rookie cornerbacks Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam, plus nickel cornerback Taron Johnson, and backup safeties Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin.

Armstead is set to play and start at his left tackle post despite missing the week of practice nursing a toe injury. He will likely be matched up often with All-Pro Bills edge rusher Von Miller on a Dolphins offensive line that already has Greg Little in for right tackle Austin Jackson, who is on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Howard, who was limited with a groin injury at Thursday and Friday practices after missing Wednesday’s session, will draw the assignment of limiting Buffalo star receiver Stefon Diggs.

wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs) is also available for Miami after going in questionable. The other Dolphin that entered questionable, defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (knee), is out for Sunday.

Miami already had tight ends Hunter Long (ankle) and Cethan Carter (concussion protocol) listed as out entering Sunday.

Other Dolphins inactives are running back Myles Gaskin, quarterback Skylar Thompson and wide receiver Erik Ezukanma. The rookie signal-caller and wideout are healthy scratches for the third time in three weeks.

The Bils also have defensive tackles Ed Oliver and Jordan Phillips and center Mitch Morse among inactives. Wide receiver Gabe Davis and tight end Dawson Knox, who entered questionable, are active.

This story will be updated.


Source: Berkshire mont

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