NFL Rumors: 2 Key Buffalo Bills Defenders Out Indefinitely

The Buffalo Bills suffered more than just a letdown in Sunday's 20-25 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, starting linebacker Matt Milano and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones will both miss significant time after suffering injuries in London, England.

Milano endured a fractured leg in the second quarter that necessitated an aircast and assistance off the field. Jones will require surgery after tearing his pectoral. Though timelines have yet to be firmly established, both could miss the remainder of the season.

Jones has started 21 games for the Bills since joining them in 2022, notching 48 total tackles and 4.5 sacks. Milano has been a fixture and leader for the Bills since they drafted him in 2017, starting 74 games and signing a two-year, $28.33 million extension earlier this year. He was a first-team All-Pro last season.

Losing Milano and Jones is another setback for a Bills defense that is having its depth tested with a rash of unfortunate injuries. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tre'Davious White suffered a torn Achilles in Week 4 that is also expected to sideline him for the season.

The Bills have been a contender in recent times due in part to a consistently excellent defense: they've finished in the top two for points allowed in three of the previous four seasons. If the roster is depleted any further, the Bills may end up as a much more one-dimensional team this year than they're used to. 

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