Allen misses second-straight day of practice

Josh Allen did not practice again on Thursday

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - For the second day in-a-row, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was not on the field during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

Allen suffered a right elbow injury in last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott called his starting quarterback “day to day” on Wednesday, and left the door open for Allen to still possibly play on Sunday when the team hosts the Minnesota Vikings.

However, a second-straight day of not practicing on Thursday doesn’t bode well for Allen’s chances to suit up.

Backup quarterback Case Keenum would likely start in Allen’s place if he can’t play. Practice squad quarterback Matt Barkley would most likely be elevated to the active roster as Keenum’s backup in that scenario.

After practice, when the media was allowed into the ADPRO Sports Training Center for locker room interviews, Allen was seen walking with his teammates and wearing a sleeve on his elbow.

The final injury report of the week, including game designations, will be released on Friday. McDermott will have his normal weekly radio appearance on the "Extra Point Show" on WGR on Friday morning at about 10:30 a.m. EST.

In addition to Allen, starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds also wasn’t participating during the media-open portion of the session. Neither were safety Jordan Poyer nor cornerback Kaiir Elam.

However, Elam was wearing his practice jersey while riding the stationary bike, and Poyer was working off to the side with trainers.

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There was some positive news on the injury front on Thursday.

Linebacker Matt Milano, who missed last week’s game with an oblique injury, was back on the field for a second-straight day, and this time without wearing a red non-contact jersey, as he did on Wednesday.

Cornerback Dane Jackson was also out of his red non-contact jersey. He was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday with a neck injury.

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