The Buffalo Bills will be without not only rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, but also two other important starters Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Top receiver Stevie Johnson will not play because of his mother's death. Strong safety Aaron Williams won't play because of injured ribs. Bills coach Doug Marrone previously ruled out Manuel because of a left knee injury.
This has been a year to forget for Johnson, whose offseason began a broken vertebra before hamstring and groin injuries slowed him down. He still leads the Bills with 52 receptions and 597 receiving yards.
His three receiving touchdowns are tied with rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin for the team lead.
Williams is tied with Kiko Alonso and Jairus Byrd for the team lead with four interceptions. Williams also had a critical forced fumble in Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Williams is second to Alonso with 82 tackles and second to Leodis McKelvin with 11 pass breakups.