Buffalo Bills Rule Out Defensive Tackle

The Buffalo Bills will be without one of their veterans along the defensive line for their crucial Week 14 showdown with the New York Jets. The team declared defensive tackle Jordan Phillips out for Sunday's AFC East matchup.

Phillips missed practice all week with a shoulder injury sustained in the Bills' 24-10 Week 13 Thursday Night Football win over the New England Patriots. He has played 10 games this year, typically rotating in for about 50% of the defensive snaps.

Phillips absence is yet another hit to a Bills front seven that recently announced edge rusher Von Miller would miss the rest of the season. They'll be shorthanded against the Jets this week, a team that already beat them 20-17 earlier in the season. If the Bills want to hold onto the top seed in the conference and the AFC East crown, they can't afford another slip up.

Phillips joined the Bills via free agency ahead of the 2022 season after two season with the Arizona Cardinals. This is actually his second stop with the team; he appeared in 12 games for the Bills in 2018  after being waived by the Dolphins. Listed at a moutainous 6-6, 340 pounds, Phillips is an overwhelming run stuffer who frees up edge rushers and linebackers to wreak havoc.

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