Several NFL teams are altering or cancelling football activities today after irregularities in results from Saturday's COVID-19 test results from the same lab in New Jersey. Statement from the NFL: pic.twitter.com/RhwzHQVsUA-- Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 23, 2020 Bills general manager Brandon Beane was then made available to the media and explained that the Bills were one of the teams impacted and that were would be several players missing from practice, but was unable to be specific.
Bills' QB Josh Allen received a false positive COVID test result and is missing practice today because of it, per league sources. Allen is one of six Bills who got false-positive test results this weekend. Allen is expected to practice Monday after going through proper protocols.-- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2020
Once practice began at 11 a.m., Allen and the three defensive tackles were noticeably absent. From there, it was a normal practice. Players wore helmets and shoulder pads, but with shorts or sweatpants.
- Defensive tackle Ed Oliver (hip), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (hip), and linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) all returned to the field and practiced in full after missing time.
- Wide receiver Robert Foster (concussion protocol) also returned, but wore a red non-contact jersey.
- QB - Josh Allen (undisclosed)
- DT - Harrison Phillips (undisclosed)
- DT - Quinton Jefferson (undisclosed)
- DT - Vernon Butler (undisclosed)
- FB - Pat DiMarco (neck)
- CB - Josh Norman (hamstring)
Running back/special teamer Taiwan Jones looked like he stepped awkwardly as he was downing a punt early in practice. He stayed on the ground for a little while before trainers came over to examine his leg. He got up to move around, then went down again, then left the field on his own power, but did not return.
Rookie Tyler Bass was the only kicker who kicked field goals during the session. He was 4-for-6 overall, making from 34, 38, 42, and 45, but missing both attempts from 54 yards out. They were both wide right.
The team will be back on the field on Monday.