By Jay Skurski
Barring a setback in the next couple days, running back C.J. Spiller will return to the Buffalo Bills' lineup Sunday against Kansas City.
"I feel good about C.J. playing," coach Doug Marrone said. "In talking with him, without any setbacks, we feel he'll be ready to go."
Marrone said the decision to rest Spiller last week accomplished what the team hoped it would in healing the high-ankle sprain he's dealing with.
As for the quarterbacks, Thad Lewis missed a second straight practice and remains "50-50" to play Sunday.
"We're still not ready to make a decision right now, until we get more information," Marrone said. "I spoke to Thad, I spoke to the trainers. I know there was a report out there from a league source. I'm hoping the league source is right, because I really don't know right now. It's 50-50, trust me."
Marrone was referring to this report from Pro Football Talk on Wednesday, which cited a league source in saying that Lewis will play.
Receiver Chris Hogan joined Lewis as a non-participant at practice because of a back injury, but Marrone said Hogan should be fine.
Spiller was limited in practice, as was quarterback EJ Manuel (knee), receiver Stevie Johnson (hip flexor), linebacker Manny Lawson (hamstring) and cornerback Brandon Smith (illness).
Running back Fred Jackson (knee) and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Achilles) each practiced fully Thursday after being rested Wednesday, as did receiver Marquise Goodwin, who was limited Wednesday.
taggedBrandon Smith | C.J. Spiller | Chris Hogan | Doug Marrone | EJ Manuel | Fred Jackson | Kyle Williams | Manny Lawson | Marquise Goodwin | Stevie Johnson | Thad Lewis